Why a Family Discipleship Pastor?
Has this question ever crossed your mind? Have you ever wondered why Vann Avenue has an associate pastor called this? The answer is “for the sake of the gospel.” Our culture is increasingly teaching us that the difference between a man and a woman should not be honored. Our culture wants us to believe that gender is not intentionally created by a Creator and humans should pick it for themselves. Marriage is being devalued and homes are crumbling as a result. We believe that God wants us to champion the family and the church. For the sake of the gospel and for the church we at Vann want to teach Biblical manhood and womanhood. We want to encourage and equip families, dads and moms, to disciple their children. We want to encourage and equip men to be Christ-centered husbands as well as women to be Christ-centered wives. We want Christ-centered students, equipped with a biblical worldview, who can discern the things of the world while passionately seeking their friends and community reached with the gospel.
If you have been reading Living the Cross-Centered Life by C.J. Mahaney, check out this short video clip as he explains the significance of biblical manhood and womanhood for the church and the gospel.