Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Christian, Coaching, Family, Mile Markers, Parents, Spiritual Leadership
Christianity | Practical Theology
Hayes, Cindy, "Reclaiming the Spiritual Leadership Role of Christian Parents in Family Life: Coaching and Markers" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 930.
Christians in the Western culture often struggle to pass on their faith to the next generation and as a result, the way God designed the family to function is being unwittingly abandoned. Countless parents today are leaving genuine faith and reliance on God behind. Though God's Word gives specific instructions on how to maintain and pass on faith, many have abdicated this injunction. In an effort to encourage authentic faith within the family, the local church can come alongside parents to help them understand and share their faith by offering training and coaching to embrace their own faith and pass it on to their children. This project is designed as a model to teach and celebrate spiritual mile markers, coupled with coaching for parents so they may reclaim their place as spiritual leaders within their families and guide their children in the legacy of Christian faith.