Shift: What It Takes to Finally Reach Families Today

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Whether you have a full-blown family ministry in place or you’re just getting started, Shift gives you a practical, workable plan that equips parents to be faith influencers in their homes--and you won't have to reconfigure your entire ministry to make it happen! Shift gets you in gear with tools that make better use of seven rites of passage your church is most likely ...

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Overview

Whether you have a full-blown family ministry in place or you’re just getting started, Shift gives you a practical, workable plan that equips parents to be faith influencers in their homes--and you won't have to reconfigure your entire ministry to make it happen! Shift gets you in gear with tools that make better use of seven rites of passage your church is most likely already celebrating…already marking as families move through their faith journey together.

  • The Birth of a Baby
  • Faith Commitment
  • Preparing for Adolescence
  • Commitment to Purity
  • Passage to Adulthood
  • High School Graduation
  • Life in Christ

As you tap into the natural patterns of child development and family, you’ll motivate parents when they’re most open to shaping their children’s faith. Shift puts family discipleship—at church and at home—on one simple, common path. One home at a time, you can move a fledgling family ministry effort to one that’s firing on all 6 cylinders! This is a family ministry approach that’s attainable and sustainable.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764438981
  • Publisher: Group Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Pages: 139
  • Sales rank: 639,814
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Haynes is the associate pastor overseeing spiritual formation at Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy, Texas.  He is the creator of the Legacy Milestones strategy that inseperably links church and home to equip the generations.  Brian earned a Doctor of Ministry for his work in discipleship and family ministry.  Learn more about Brian and the Legacy Milestones at legacymilestones.com. 

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Table of Contents

Foreword John Trent 17

Introduction 19

Preface 21

Starting Out: A Cultural Shift 27

God's Original Blueprint 33

Family Ministry: A Shift in Strategy 41

Milestone 1 The Birth of a Baby 51

Milestone 2 Faith Commitment 59

Milestone 3 Preparing for Adolescence 67

Milestone 4 Commitment to Purity 75

Milestone 5 Passage to Adulthood 85

Milestone 6 High School Graduation 93

Milestone 7 Life in Christ 101

Scenic Overlook: Shift Your Paradigm 109

Make Your Home the Model 121

Road Service: FAQs and Helpful Tools 129

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