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A spiritual training course for creating disciples! Whether your children are babies or teenagers, author Melissa Spoelstra shows you how small changes in your actions can yield big differences in your entire family. Through practical hands-on ideas - including prayer guides, service work sheets, and more - you'll help your kids learn what it means to be followers of Jesus.
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Abingdon Press
|Publication Date: 2016|
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Melissa Spoelstra is a popular womens conference speaker, Bible teacher, and writer who is madly in love with Jesus and passionate about helping women of all ages to seek Christ and know Him more intimately through serious Bible study. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible Theology and enjoys teaching God's Word to diverse groups and churches within the body of Christ. She is the author of the Numbers: Learning Contentment in a Culture of More, First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree, Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness, and Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World Bible studies, and the Total Christmas Makeover and Mom's Choice Award-winning Total Family Makeover: 8 Steps to Making Disciples at Home books. She lives in Dublin, Ohio, with her pastor husband and four kids. Find her online at MelissaSpoelstra.com.
"We parents are so busy devouring books on how to get our kids on elite sports teams or into the best schools for their future that we might be missing establishing the core values they will need to literally survive. This practical handbook for busy parents offers easy steps we can do today to ensure a better tomorrow for our children. Melissa writes with a practical no-nonsense approach that I find relatable and refreshing. It's a 'don't miss' book for any household!"
---Kerri Pomarolli, comedian, actress and author of Moms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss
"Do you want your children to love Jesus and follow Him forever? While there are no magic formulas, in the Bible God gives you specific things you can do toward the mission of impressing the hearts of your kids with a love for God. This book is full of those biblical principles and action steps! You will come away with simple but powerful practices that will bless your family for generations to come."
---Dr. Rob Rienow, founder Visionary Family Ministries
"So many of us moms are overwhelmed by our daily responsibilities, and intimidated by the idea of teaching our children about Jesus and the Bible. Melissa encourages us to be confident and intentional in our training, and to be thankful for all our mommy experiences. Through her fun family stories, she shares practical and creative ways to give our children the knowledge of God's love, each day."
---Gina San Martin, MOPS Discussion Group Leader/Assistant Coordinator, Dublin, OH
God calls us as parents to be key disciple-makers in our children’s lives, but if we're honest, some days it's a battle just to get them dressed and ready for school on time. How can you mold their hearts when sometimes you can't even find their shoes?
In Total Family Makeover, author Melissa Spoelstra gives parents a way - a sort of spiritual track to run on - when it comes to building family discipleship. She focuses on eight key habits of growth:
- Spending Time in Prayer
- Reading God's Word
- Growing Through a Mentoring Relationship
- Finding Community in the Church
- Serving Others
- Taking Time to Rest
- Giving Back to God
- Sharing Your Faith
Disciples are made, not born. Whether your children are babes in arms or teenagers getting ready to leave the nest, making disciples at home starts with you! Give your family a makeover with this practical approach to helping your children learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus.