The Home Team
God’s Game Plan for the Family
Using illustrations and analogies from the world of sports, The Home Team by Clint Archer presents the Christian family as a team. He highlights the one-flesh union of husband and wife as the fundamental team for God’s design of society, the family, and marriage.
Facing challenges together, this cohesive team must not allow division to weaken their union. As children are added, Mom and Dad play their unique and essential roles to strengthen the expanding team. The family must close ranks on opponents to God’s design, tackle obstacles, and fortify the bonds in their huddle.
In the unity and synergy of teamwork each player is uniquely positioned to advance the team’s objective. The goal is to give God glory, and enjoy the blessings and joy that come with obedience.
“Clint Archer sounds the Biblical call for the Christian family to pursue Christ as a team. Like an experienced coach, Archer directs each member of the family how to play his or her position according to the rule-book of Holy Scripture.”
— Dr. Joel R. Beeke – President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
“A book that provides an informative and readable survey of the Biblical instruction to husbands and wives, parents and children—even grandparents and singles.”
— Joel James – Pastor Grace Fellowship, Pretoria, South Africa
About the Author
Clint Archer is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary (MDiv, ThM, DMin), and presently serves as the senior pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He is an enthusiastic blogger, writer, international speaker and has published books on doctrine, pastoral ministry, and missions. Clint has been married to Kim since 2002 and they have four children.
Table of Contents
- Rivals – Age-Old Opponents in New Uniforms
- Basics: Know the Game
- Captain: Dad, Play Your Position
- MVP: Leader in Assists
- Team Players, Part 1: Little League
- Team Players, Part 2: Minor League
- Solo: Singleness and the Family of God
- Supporters: Para-Family Support
- Team Huddle: The Family that Prays Together
Conclusion: Rating Greatness
Epilogue: Practice Makes Perfect