It is not by accident that Scriptures use parenting terms to explain the discipleship process. Even gifted leaders whom God raises up to lead local congregations of believers must be good leaders in their own homes and with their own family to be qualified to lead the church. In this article that appears in the D6 Family Ministry Journal, Vol. 1, 2016, I explain five of the eight skills every discipler and parent needs to parent and disciple others. In my Shepherd Leadership at Home: Learning Parenting Skills Through Discipleship OR Launching Your Kids for Life Seminar I address all eight skills: Prayer, Vision, Influence, Model, Lead, Communicate, Truth and Discipline.
If you want to take a look, you can get the Journal here:D6 Family Ministry Journal, Vol. 1, 2016