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Matt Chandler, Part 2: How Parents Can Make the Most of the Time They Have With Their Kids

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Matt Chandler is an elder and lead pastor at The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, and the executive chairman of the Acts 29 Network. He has authored several books, including “Family Discipleship: Leading Your Home through Time, Moments, and Milestones,” co-authored with Adam Griffin. You can sign up for Matt’s newsletter and check out his podcast, “The Overcomers,” at pastormattchandler.com

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Key Questions for Matt Chandler

-Why did you write “Family Discipleship”?

-What is the significance of “time, moments and milestones” in family discipleship?

-How can parents walk well with their kids through the storms of life?

-What exhortation do you have for church leaders about family discipleship, both in church and the home?

Key Quotes From Matt Chandler

“We wanted to aim young in discipleship pathways at The Village Church.”

“That’s the primary discipleship unit—it’s not the church, it’s the house.”

“It’s funny to me how many think because I’m a pastor that our family devotionals were awesome.”

“You have to create time and space to be with your children.”

“You don’t actually lose your kid at 18. You lose them at 16.”

“You’re always looking for those moments where you can enter into their world [in adolescence]. And again, this is on their terms; the moments are not on your terms.”

“Whatever [my kids] loved, I tried to tie back to the goodness of God.”