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The Home Team: God's Game Plan for the Family (Archer)

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Using illustrations and analogies from the world of sports, The Home Team by Clint Archer presents the Christian family as a team. He highlights the one-flesh union of husband and wife as the fundamental team for God’s design of society, the family, and marriage. Facing challenges together this cohesive team must not allow division to weaken their union. As children are added, Mom and Dad play their unique and essential roles to strengthen the expanding team.

The family must close ranks on opponents to God’s design, tackle obstacles, and fortify the bonds in their huddle. In the unity and synergy of teamwork each player is uniquely positioned to advance the team’s objective.  The goal is to give God glory, and enjoy the blessings and joy that come with obedience. 

Table of Contents: 

Introduction: One Flesh, One Team

1. Team Rivals: Age-Old Opponents in New Uniforms

2. Team Basics: Know the Game 

3. Team Captain: Dad, Playing Your Position 

4. Team MVP: Leader in Assists 

5. Team Players, Part 1: Little League

6. Team Players, Part 2: Minor League

7. Team Solo: Singleness and the Family of God 

8. Team Supporters: Para-Family Support 

9. Team Huddle: The Family that Prays Together 

Conclusion: Rating Greatness

Epilogue: Practice Makes Perfect  



Clint Archer is a graduate of the Master’s Seminary (MDiv, ThM, DMin), and presently serves as the senior pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He is an enthusiastic blogger, writer, international speaker and has published books on doctrine, pastoral ministry, and missions. Clint has been married to Kim since 2002 and they presently have four children.



"Clint Archer sounds the Biblical call for the Christian family to pursue Christ as a team. Like an experienced coach, Archer directs each member of the family how to play his or her position according to the rule-book of Holy Scripture." - Dr. Joel R. Beeke – President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

"The Home Team by Clint Archer provides an informative and readable survey of the Biblical instruction to husbands and wives, parents and children—even grandparents and singles." - Joel  James – Pastor Grace Fellowship, Pretoria, South Africa