As Your Children Grow, Will Their Faith Grow Too?
As both stories and statistics attest, the number of evangelical children who abandon Christianity in adulthood is staggering. To see effective change, parents cannot leave their child's faith to chance. Rather, families must start nurturing faith early—you cannot start once your child is grown, you must start at home.
Strengthening family and home life is the best way to encourage your children to maintain a lifelong faith. It Starts at Home upholds marriage and family as the proving ground for lasting success. Experienced pastors Kurt Bruner and Steve Stroope provide a clear purpose, an effective strategy, and a simple plan for anyone who wants to be intentional in their homes. Their insights will help leaders recalibrate their priorities by asking them to evaluate their leadership where it counts most. This newly revised edition evaluates the current trends families and young adults face that can contribute to this crisis. Don't let your child's faith fade to memory—learn how you can create a home that will prepare them for lifelong faith.
One of the most insightful leaders in America is Steve Stroope. We've been friends since teenagers, coworkers in ministry together for almost 40 years, and we're always learning from each other. Now Steve has tackled one of the most critical needs today: building strong families. We can't have strong churches, communities, or nations without strong families. Families are foundational. The greatest single influence on my life and leadership was the strong family I grew up in. It Starts at Home is one of the most important books to read this year.
Rev. Rick Warren – Founding Pastor of Saddleback Community Church and author of The Purpose Driven Life
Faith-formation begins at home – for better or worse. No one has done more to make that reality clear and practical than my friend and partner, Kurt Bruner. I urge every leader to read It Starts At Home as a first step toward joining one of the most important movements of this generation.
Dr. John Trent – President of the Center for Strong Families and author of The Blessing
If the local church is the hope of the world then we must take seriously the church's responsibility to call couples, parents and grandparents to create God-honoring homes. Only then will we see the tide of declining generational faith transfer turn. I encourage you to use this book as a tool to spark a movement among those within your sphere of influence.
Rev. Bill Hybels – Founder of the Willow Creek Association and author of Just Walk Across The Room