Kingdom leaders often expend tremendous time and energy building their teams and organizations, leaving little time to focus on their personal lives. Yet, 1 Timothy 3 reminds us that leadership starts at home. Those in our own household are the most immediate and consistent people we lead. In this episode, we share practical tips for leading your children and family well from our Christian Life School of Theology Global online course, “A Theology of Parenting,” taught by faculty member Dr. Lon Flippo.
Dr. Lon Flippo is a Christian Life School of Theology Global faculty member and Professor and Chair of Pastoral Studies at North Central University in Minneapolis, MN. With more than 30 years of pastoral ministry experience, Lon has written several Christian parenting books and publications related to faith, church, and parenting in a secularized society. He has also spoken at national conferences about family ministry best practices and parenting ministry.
For most of us, technology and social media permeate our lives and parents are juggling the growing amount of extra-curricular activities our children are involved in.
Adding to these trending issues are the leadership questions that have always existed: How do we lead our children in love? How do we, as a family, serve others well? How do we relate to one another in healthy, life-giving ways? How do we parent and lead in such a way that our children will allow us opportunities to speak into their lives when they make mistakes?
In the Christian Life School of Theology Global course “A Theology of Parenting,” my long-time friend and faculty member, Dr. Lon Flippo, offers practical advice for today’s parents rooted in the Word of God and developmental psychology. He offers the following wisdom for leading your family:
Consider Apostle Paul’s admonishment shared in 1 Timothy 3:5: “If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?”
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