Disclaimer: All these thoughts originated from my study of Orange. They are specifically taken from the Essence of Family teaching given by Reggie Joiner, and can be found in his book, “Think Orange.” This is a fantastic book, and if you work with churches to reach kids then this should be your Manifesto!
Five Essential Parenting Skills
I’m going to be posting a series of posts covering the Five Essential Parenting Skills that I will be teaching in our upcoming Parent/Child Dedication gatherings at Trinity Church. These ideas are NOT mine. They are culled from the book Think Orange and from Deuteronomy 6:4-7, which is every Family and Children pastors’ bread and butter passage, right?! The next 5 posts will be a mixture of material taken from “Think Orange” and my own thoughts as a parent and a pastor that works alongside parents. Take from it what you will, and please consider making yourself a part of the discussion!
1. Imagine the End
2. Fight for the Heart
3. Make It Personal
4. Create a Rhythm
5. Widen the Circle
Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.