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  • Family Driven Faith

    Posted by Jacy Cohen on March 18, 2023 at 10:00 pm

    Monday we are starting Family Driven Faith by Voddie Baucham. Here is a short bio on Mr. Baucham.

    Voddie Baucham was born in America in 1969 and raised in a non-Christian, single parent home. He did not hear the gospel until he was a college student but has since gone on to earn an M. Div. and D. Min. In 1989 he married his wife Bridget and together they have nine children and three grandchildren. Mr. Baucham is now Dean of the School of Divinity at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia. (All of this info was found on his website.)

    Brandy Presley replied 1 year, 1 month ago 6 Members · 15 Replies
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  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    March 20, 2023 at 1:34 am

    Thank you! So pumped to read this! What chapters this week?

  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    March 20, 2023 at 11:51 pm

    This week we are reading the introduction and chapters 1 &2!

  • Leah Wright

    Member
    March 21, 2023 at 1:41 am

    I just finished the intro and chapter 1. Love it already and didnt want to have to put it down! Here are a couple quotes that really hit me.

    1. “It is as though Christian parents in America have been lulled to sleep while the thief has come to steal, kill, and destroy our children right under our noses.”

    2. “Discipleship and multi-generational faithfulness begins and ends at home.”

    3. “My family is the primary place where my walk with Christ takes on flesh… It’s my relationship with them that gives my walk with Christ legitimacy.

  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    March 21, 2023 at 2:04 am

    I just finished chapter 1 too! So much underlining! I’m glad he laid out the stats on children of believing families leaving the faith in droves. That the status quo is not working. Sending children off to be educated and discipled by those “out there” is not an option. I liked how he laid out the 3 ways parents are missing the mark; education, sports, and time.

    “ on the contrary, my wife and I are fanatics about our children’s education. However education is not our primary goal. It’s for them to walk with the Lord.”

    I’ve been thinking about this lately! We are very serious about our kids education. But there are lots of things that are more important than that. Walk with Christ, family well being, community of believers. I like that he brought up this point.

    Also so true the anti family culture in some Christian circles. Like mission work is glorious, family life or children are not. Tell that to Amy Carmichael, Gladys Alward…lol

    I also liked how the chapter ended with a reminder that the stakes are high and the time is short. Can’t wait for chapter 2!

  • Teri Teal

    Member
    March 21, 2023 at 9:56 am

    I can’t wait! I’m supposed to get my book tues!

  • Leah Wright

    Member
    March 24, 2023 at 1:24 am

    Chapter 2. I love that he brought up sports. We love that Noah loves baseball in the summer. However, our dads are always bringing up other sports Noah needs to play throughout the year. Derrick and I are very intentional about the things we let the kids do and how our time as a family is spent. We don’t want something going on every night of the week or taking away from attending church things. It was encouraging to hear we are setting the right priorities.

    Also the end of page 41 on college and marriage. 💯! Derrick and I dated SIX years from my junior year in high school to me graduating college. We so wish we would have gotten married sooner looking back on it now. But like most parents, even Chrisitan parents, the goal to finish college and have a good job was always in our ear. God’s grace is sufficient though on all accounts and we’re thankful we feel better prepared to help guide our kids if and when that time comes for them. 🩶

    “Our goal as parents must not be limited by our own vision. I am a finite, sinful, selfish man. Why would I want to plan out my child’s future when I can trust them to the infinite, omnipotent, immutable, sovereign Lord of the universe?” 🙌

  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    March 24, 2023 at 4:10 am

    Yes! I loved chapter two and the way he put together; if you prioritize sports, etc above church attendance or spiritual walk don’t be surprised when your children do the same when they’re out of the house. I also really appreciated his honesty in this chapter with the way he told instances they had to reorient their family when things got out of balance. Consistence reevaluation of how things are going is so helpful.

  • Jaime Lingle

    Member
    March 28, 2023 at 11:20 pm

    One of the things I appreciate about Voddie is that he didn’t have everything “figured out” when he started having children. The value in family worship is something he realized over time, and he began to implement it when his oldest child was around twelve, I think. It is a good reminder that we can admire people who are farther along, but that we shouldn’t be discouraged because we are not as far along as they are. They, too, had to start somewhere, and oftentimes they start in a similar place that we are in. We all have things we wish we could have done differently, but the good thing is that we can start making changes right now.

  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    March 29, 2023 at 2:29 am

    We’re reading chapters 3-4 this week. I like Voddie’s application at the end of chapter 2, assessing your priorities with your family and making sure you are not holding idols. I have loved reading your insights and responses to the book, as well!

  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    April 4, 2023 at 9:25 pm

    Chapters 5-6 this week. Sorry I’ve been mia, kids had the stomach bug last week and now I have it 🎉 Hope everyone is enjoying the book!

  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    April 11, 2023 at 8:09 pm

    Chapters 7&8 this week!

  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    April 11, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    We’re finishing the book next week! I’m currently picking out our Flannery O’Connor short story and then we’re moving on to the Sinking City, so grab your copy if you haven’t already 😊

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