Equipping Parents As Teachers

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My latest Worldview and You column pointed to parents’ responsibilities, both to set a sound example for their children and also to teach them well in the faith. Obviously this is a challenge. Obviously also it would be great if the church could step in and help parents be more effective in training up their children. Some churches are doing it well. None would claim they’re doing it perfectly.

Most churches major on the message of living the Christian life. Few make it a priority to teach parents how to teach their children the basics of the faith.

So I’m opening up this thread for a discussion. Is parental teaching as important as I said it was? If so, how can pastors, Christian education leaders, and teachers more effectively equip parents to teach the faith at home?