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When Your Children Don't Believe

Having unbelieving children is a painful reality for many Christians, especially for church leaders. How can we deal with the guilt and heartbreak, whilst holding on to the hope of the gospel for our children?


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In this episode, Adrian Reynolds (Head of National Ministries) is joined by Paul Mallard (Director for West Midlands and the chair of the FIEC Theology Team) to discuss the pain of having unbelieving children, the theology of childhood, pastoral implications, whether elders can serve when their children don't believe, and more.

00:00 - Introduction
- The painful reality of unbelieving children
05:55 - Can you serve as an elder if your children are unbelievers? (Titus 1:6)
- The necessity of a theology of childhood
- Stages of pain as unbelieving children grow
- Praying for our children to believe
- Pastoring parents of unbelievers
- Responding in church life

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In:Dependence is FIEC’s official podcast, where you’ll hear teaching and resources for church leaders from the FIEC Ministry Team and guests from FIEC churches and partners.

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