The Bible is clear on the parent’s role and emphasis placed on teaching children within the church and also within the family. The aim of this dissertation is to ascertain if the Benefice Ministry team that this study relates is equipped for this
role. Evidence within the Church of England indicates a decline in people attending church, therefore it cannot be justified that in the majority of cases, parents bringing their children to church have been exposed to Christian teaching in their own childhood or experienced ‘Christian parenting’.
A question that needs answering:
Does there need to be a paradigm shift within traditional church culture to guide Christian parenting both in its approach to children’s work and as part of discipling parents, young people and adults inclusively?