A recent study by the Barna Group focused on young people who drop out of church and leave the faith. But nowhere is that more disconcerting than for pastors and church leaders who are seeing their own children leave the faith. For leaders who are struggling with their children, the challenge to shepherd other parents of prodigals is a seemingly impossible task. Striving to lead others through their struggles while limping through your own may seem totally out of the question and can feel more like the blind leading the blind. At least that’s what the evil one would like us to believe.
And that’s where this webinar with James and Cari Banks comes in.
James is a pastor and author of the book Prayers for Prodigals: 90 Days of Prayer for Your Child. James and Cari know firsthand what it’s like to struggle as parents who don’t have all the answers. Both of their adult children have struggled with their faith. The Banks share the agony of parents who deeply love their children and yet find themselves powerless to safe their children from their choices. But, as James puts it, “Our children are helpless against our prayers.”
In this webinar, James and Cari honestly share their personally painful story and what they learned on their journey with prodigals in hopes of encouraging pastors and ministry couples to focus on the One who loves their children even more than they do.
To listen to the audio recording from the live webinar event, click the link: Shepherding Parents of Prodigals.
To download the PowerPoint from the webinar, click the link: Shepherding Parents of Prodigals PDF.
To get a free PDF download of an excerpt of the first 30 days of James’ book from Discovery House Publishers, click the title link: Prayers for Prodigals. You can also visit James’ website for more helpful information on his speaking and writing ministry at: www.prayersforprodigals.org.
For further resources from RBC Ministries to help you love your children well, click the link: Parenting Resources.