Equipping us to apply the Words of Jesus to everyday life as we be and build strong families.
As a parent, you are called to be the primary discipler of your children! As your church, we want to equip you to disciple your children and bring them up in the way of the Lord so that, as Proverbs 22:6 says, “when they are grown they will not depart from it!”
Each year on your children’s birthdays you will receive discipleship resources specifically for your children’s ages. Below are the five areas that we highlight in our Home 22:6 brochure, which will give you insights for discipling your children. As a parent, you can’t control when your children will surrender their lives to the Lord and experience salvation, but you can help to shape and mold their heart as they grow physically, emotionally and spiritually. As you disciple your children, teaching them the importance of worshiping God, connecting with others, growing in God’s Word, and going and taking the Gospel to our world needs to be central. As your children grow in their faith, it is important to teach them how to live out the fruit of the Spirit, not so they may earn their salvation, but because the Spirit of Christ is in us! The gospel of grace is the key that you must always point your children back to. We love God because he first loved us.
22:6 parents daily dedicate themselves to bringing up their child in the way of the Lord and instilling in him/her the truths of God’s grace and love. You will receive tools for scriptural parenting in your yearly packet.
22:6 parents daily bless their child with prayer and grace by praying God’s Word over their child and showing him/her all the love and blessings the Lord has given them. In this section of your resource you will receive suggestions on blessing by meaningful touch, a spoken message, expressing high value, picturing a special future or an active commitment.
God-centered family times are intentional times that 22:6 parents set aside to focus their family on making lasting memories centered around God’s truth. In your packet, you will receive tools for suggested family activities and devotions.
22:6 parents impress upon their child the importance of being a part of a church family, and show their child that he/she has an important role in the body of Christ. You will receive tools to help you discover your child’s gifts, as well as church involvement and family service suggestions.
22:6 parents not only disciple their child at intentional family times, but also daily as they walk through life. This includes training your child in the way of the Lord when opportunities arise, and also disciplining your child when he/she needs correction or guidance. In your resource, you will receive tools to deal with situations like failure, time-management, dating, success and more.
Family Ministries Pastor
Phil Spigner joined Immanuel in 1990. He and his wife, Wanda, have two sons, Brian (wife Kristen) and Ross (wife Caroline). Phil received a B.S. in church ministry from Mississippi College and a Master of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. As Family Ministries Pastor, Phil takes care of our Senior Adults by planning various activities throughout the year and helps our members grow and fulfill their call to serve Jesus Christ. He also oversees our Built 4:2 Marriage Ministry and Home 22:6 Parenting Ministry. The desire of Phil’s heart is to be God’s man no matter what task the day may bring, big or small, to be able to do it for the Lord.
The Home 22:6 Resource Center is located in the North Entrance lobby. The Resource Center contains the Home 22:6 Brochure, many individual resources and book recommendations. Stop by any time the church is open.
The Parent Landing is located in the Children’s area in Room 134. It is a room just for parents with lots of resources. Feel free to stop by to check out a resource or to just sit and read in peace and quiet.