Brandon Hatmaker is pastor of Austin New Church (www.austinnewchurch.com), co-founder of Restore Communities (www.restorecommunities.org), and a missional strategist and ministry coach with Missio (www.missio.us).
He is the author of "Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture" (Zondervan/Leadership Network/Exponential) and the upcoming "Barefoot Church Primer: An 8-week guide to Serving through Community" Published by Missio (Jan 2012, www.missio.us).
Parents want to see their children succeed academically. Socially. Financially. Athletically. These are all well and good, but the most important area a parent can help their child succeed is to help children succeed spiritually.