The Family Series
The Family Series
The Family That Stays Together Stays Together
In this encouraging workshop, Steve relates the positive experiences that he and his wife have experienced raising their four sons. With plenty of humorous illustrations, Steve shares tried and proven suggestions that have enhanced their family life. With God’s help he is convinced there is hope for the family in the 21st century.
Family Worship in the Home
Steve shares his successes and failures of over 20 years of working to develop the habit of incorporating family devotions into the life of his family. He also shares insights into the role of the father as the pastor of the home. With references to the habits of other notable Christians, Steve shares practical tips for teaching God’s word to children of all ages.
Good News for Parents
When we are rooted and grounded in Jesus, we are equipped to lay down our lives for each other and have our heart turned towards our children. God is full of mercy and grace. In this session we will explore the gospel and its impact on our view of God, ourselves, and our children.
Being a Disciple and Training Disciples in Our Home
God calls us to teach and disciple our children while we are still being discipled ourselves. This unique dynamic was designed by God to develop teacher and student alike. Steve shares his successes and failures of 30+ years training his 4 sons from young boys to grown men.
Understanding One Another and Building Each Other Up
Each member of the family is uniquely qualified and designed to understand and support one another. From communication tips and personality insights, we will look at practical ways to love one another and build each other up in the Lord. “Bear one another’s burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
Finding Hope and Redemption in the Valleys of Life
This workshop is Steve’s testimony of the last twenty-five years as the father of a child with special needs. He shares what his family has learned as a result of Johnny’s disability, and the special, rewarding, and joyful role he has played in their lives. Even in the difficult experiences of life, God proved faithful. His grace sustained them and brought good out of their struggles and disappointments.
Crisis to Christ
With all of the best intentions, Steve set out to be the best dad he could be for his four sons who are now adults. This adventure in parenting is a lifelong process, and he is still learning how to have his heart restored to his children. As a dad, he made many mistakes and had many of his own blind spots revealed. Thankfully, God is a Redeemer and does work all things together for good.