Our age is defined by warfare against the Christian family, and one of the casualties experienced by many families is the death of multi-generational victory. Psalm 128 teaches that it is the hope of the righteous man to see the generations that come after him persevere in Christ.
Only God’s grace can produce such a blessed result, but the Bible teaches that parents can make strategic choices which either impede or bless generational faithfulness.
The fact is, Christian families suffer today because they fail to capture the hearts of their children. Too often they fail to communicate vision, convictions, and wisdom to their children. In the battle between pagan culture and the Christian family culture, paganism often wins. The sad response is that too many Christian parents simply give up. Others set their goals so low that their best strategy is simply to see their children “survive” a little bit longer, or to lose the battle for the generations as slowly as possible.
We believe more is needed. Our message is this: To achieve victory, first you must seek it. In the battle for the family, this means making God-honoring and strategic choices which cultivate an environment of honor, faithfulness to Christ, and generational-minded strategic choices. For our children to be mighty in the land, we must embrace a long-term vision of victory, and this will only be achieved if we take steps now to plan and implement multi-generational goals for our families.
One of the casualties experienced by many families is the death of multi-generational victory. Psalm 128 teaches that it is the hope of the righteous man to see the generations that come after him persevere in Christ
Enter The 200 Year Plan: A Practicum on Multi-Generational Faithfulness, a life-changing conference hosted in 2008 in San Antonio, Texas.
With approximately 500 people in attendance, the messages of hope and family revival flowing from the heart of Doug Phillips and Geoff Botkin were delivered with fervor, laughter, tears, and pastoral encouragement. The goal was to help families to understand the necessity of developing and communicating a vision of family faithfulness in Christ, and then practically how to develop creative approaches to implement a 200-year plan through the culture of family life and the legacy of godly experiences, wisdom, and vision which parents leave to their children.
While I knew that God desired us to be at this conference, it was not until tonight that I realized the full extent of “why.” I have long felt that my family was my most important ministry, but I had no idea that God had a much greater and more powerful plan for my family than I had ever anticipated or imagined. I was leading my family with a survivalist mindset, having lost all hope for changing the tides of God’s judgment on our sinful culture. I realize now that no matter what the outcome in America, we are to advance towards victory...not to plan for defeat.
-- M. Manley
This wonderful album contains 12 CDs with over 11 hours of audio plus a bonus CD of the PowerPoint Presentation Slides from the conference.
* Strategic Considerations for a Multi-Generational Vision
* Seven Secrets of Successful Multi-Visionaries
* 200 Year Plans That Succeeded
* The Family Toledoth
* The Family Enterprise
* The Family Catechism
* How to Draft a 200 Year Plan
* The Family Investiture
* Armchair Discussions
* Bonus CD: PowerPoint Presentation Slides
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