Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Education, Adult and Continuing; Education, Religious; Religion, Clergy; Religion, General
Adolescents, Christian, Deuteronomy, Discipleship, Mentor, Parenting
Smith, Mark Edwin, "Discipleship Within the Home" (2011). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 419.
God considers parents the primary disciplers of their children. He created the family to be the incubator of a teenager's spiritual growth. God has given parents the responsibility of creating an environment suitable for their teen to become a follower of Christ. He also expects parents to maintain the maturation process while their children still live at home. More specifically, the father has been given the privilege of being the catalyst of each family member's unique journey in becoming like Christ. This thesis will help parents understand why God has given them the enormous task of discipling their teenagers, what their role is in the disciple-making process, and how to strategically apply the biblical principles in disciple-making of their teens.