God has not called Christian parents to raise children that are safe, He has called us to raise children that are dangerous. Children that will be, in the words of the Psalmist, “arrows for God” - spiritual weapons for the advancement of Christ and His Kingdom. Parent’s have a vital role in this forward advancement, in fact they are called to the work of the fletcher (maker of arrows). This work requires dedication, discipline, perspiration, patience, and humility as you seek to nurture and train up the next generation of children that will be razor sharp, unbreakable, balanced, and ready to make an impact as dangerous weapons in God’s arsenal.
God’s call on the life of parents, is not merely to raise children and then hope everything goes well when they turn eighteen. We must have a greater vision for the children God has given us. That doesn't mean that they are to be launched into doing what we pick for them, but rather as the maker of the arrow you should desire to know each of your children’s strengths and weaknesses and seek to launch them in a direction that they desire to make the greatest impact. Like an archer getting ready to go into battle, Nock, Draw, Aim, and Release…..Don’t Just Let Go.
CONFERENCE MESSAGES (AUDIO)
"Training the Next Generation to Run" - Jason Winslade (ENGAGE 2017)
"The Role of a Grandfather" - Scott Brown (NCFIC)
"As For Me & My House" - Kris Baines (ENGAGE 2015)