All churches want to experience growth. Many churches are implementing special projects and techniques in order to achieve this growth. But churches consist of families—and families consist of individuals. If a family is spiritually healthy, it leads to spontaneous growth in the church and to the spiritual development of the community. Yet few churches focus their growth, particularly their spiritual growth, on the foundation of the holiness of individuals and family members. The traditional practice of family worship has become neglected as a result.
Here Francois Carr pleads for the return of family worship times. What is family worship? Why is it so rarely practiced today? What should a family worship time consist of? How can my family get started? Illustrated with examples of many great men and women in church history, this book answers these questions and demonstrates the influence for good that the practice of family worship has had down through the centuries. Appendixes are included to examples family worship sessions in action.
Table of Contents:
Appendix 1: Where do I start?
Appendix 2: Suggested Format for Family Worship Using the Bible
Appendix 3: Suggested Format for Family Worship Using the Bible and a Devotional Diary
Appendix 4: An Example of Family Worship
Francois Carr , B. Th., M.C.C., D. Min., NDPB, is currently the Executive Director both of Revival South Africa and Te Deum Ministries, since 1993. He is the senior editor of Revival, A Journal On Prayer, Holiness and Revival. He is co-sponsor of the Heart Cry Conferences in the USA, Malawi and South Africa. He is also the author of several books, amongst others: Herlewing! Die Heerlikheid van God, Is Jy Vol?, My Tyd met Hom, Gebed vir Herlewing, Huisgodsdiens and Prayer for Revival, Revival! The Glory of God. He is a popular conference speaker in the USA, UK, Europe and several countries in Africa. Francois is married to Dorothea and they have one daughter, Leoné.
"This helpful work will be a great help to those parents seeking to build homes that honor God." - Dr. Richard Blackaby, Director of Blackaby Ministries, Canada
"Read and pray over its contents. The Lord can use it to bless your family and also your church. I commend this little book to you." - Dr. Eryl Davies, Former Prinicpal, Evangelical Theological College of Wales, United Kingdom
"It is an old but a good saying that families which pray together stay together. This refreshingly up-to-date book on Family Worship is a valuable contribution to a much neglected area of Christian practice. May God be pleased to bless its teaching to very many." - Rev Maurice Roberts, Inverness, Scotland