Prior to joining the staff of FamilyLife we were on staff at a church as associate/youth pastors for 9 years. It was there that we saw first-hand the effects that stress in the home can have on today’s young generation. We ministered to kids who came from single parent homes, divorced homes, and teens with a parent in prison. We could see how God was working in these young people’s lives for the hour or so per week when they attended the youth ministry. But we also knew the chaos that was waiting for them the rest of the week when they returned home. We began to feel like the most lasting change could only happen when the whole family was wholeheartedly following Christ.
Then in 2008, Deborah and I attended a FamilyLife marriage getaway. It was there that we heard about FamilyLife’s missions “to effectively develop godly marriages and families who change the world one home at a time.” And we heard about all the different ways they were reaching out to fulfill their vision that “every home [be] a godly home.” We were hooked. This seemed to be exactly where God was leading us to make a larger impact.
Our calling to join FamilyLife has always been about transforming the next generation.
So why are we more excited now to be a part of FamilyLife than ever before?
Because we believe that the family is the most untapped resource for the spread of the gospel! And at FamilyLife we’re now looking to take our timeless, biblical truths and repackage them for a new generation.
Our work on the Digital Team has us right in the middle of the action to “become all things to all people, that by all means we might save some.” (1 Cor. 9:22 ESV) As FamilyLife’s resident videographer, I (Abe) am excited to use my gifts and talents to reach a generation that consumes information visually more now than ever before.
There is a generation of couples, teenagers, and kids who are separated from Christ. We’re excited to partner with Jesus who is able to rescue those lost kids, restore any troubled marriage, and redeem every broken family!
We invite you to join with us in this fight for families.