Discipleship in the Home
Course code: PRTH 542
Discipleship in the Home examines the foundation of the Christian family and biblical principles for strengthening the home and making disciples for the Kingdom of God. Special attention is given to practical application of the class texts and discussions.
- Articulation of the importance of the family in the Kingdom of God and in contemporary culture.
- Documentation of the importance of and methods for leading marriages to their appropriate discipling stature.
- Practice of several methods for strengthening children in a family to carry out the Great Commission.
- Regularly assigned textbook and article readings and provided out-of-class lectures.
- Discussions on a prompt question provided by the professor.
- Weekly video class meetings.
- In concert with the professor, students will develop a customized final project. The following are just a couple of examples of possible projects:
- Implement a discipling-focused activity in your family or with someone you can mentor. Persist for 6 weeks. Document the challenges encountered, benefits observed, adjustments you make across the course of the activity, and an analysis of the future value of the activity for your family.
- Compile what the Bible says about discipline for children. Ask systematic theological questions of the texts you gather and survey how those texts have been interpreted through Church history. Finally, critique an online guide to discipline on the basis of your research.
- Develop a series of five lessons for a teen men’s church group that teaches God’s plan for the Christian family and purity with a scriptural, positive approach.
- The New Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children by John Rosemond.
- Discipleship in the Home by Matt Friedeman.
- For Men Only and For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhaun.
- Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas.
- The Training of Children by William Booth (free online book).
- On Family Religion by John Wesley (free online article).
- On the Education of Children by John Wesley (online article).
- On Obedience to Parents by John Wesley (online article).