May 6, 2021
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Adam Griffin is the Lead Pastor of Eastside Community Church in
Dallas, Texas. Adam is the cohost of the Culture Matters Podcast
and the coauthor of the book Family Discipleship. In 2018, Adam
completed his Doctor of Educational Ministry Degree at The Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary where he designed a strategy for
churches to address racial reconciliation in Dallas. Adam lives in
Lake Highlands with his wife Chelsea and their three sons Oscar,
Gus, and Theodore.
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"Raising Kids the World Will Hate."
- Adam Griffin: "I'm seeing some
of the fruit of the labor we've put into our kids to the point now
where for us family discipleship, which is really what we're
talking about, has become so normal that if I remove myself from a
situation, my kids can lead themselves through it."
- 6:58 - Family discipleship at bedtime
- 7:29 - "I feel especially passionate and
saying I don't want my oldest son to be the only one who's got
leadership experience in this family."
- 7:53 -I'm trying to, like you said, build in
not only them to be receivers, but then to be leaders and already
I'm thinking about them as fathers. I'm thinking about them as
husbands. I'm not just thinking about them as my kids with some
obligation I have to mention Jesus as we put them to bed. But I'm
trying to grow men."
- 9:22 - Choosing scriptures for his kids. "Be on the alert,
stand firm in the faith, act like a man and be strong and let
everything you do be done in love.".... "Be strong, show
yourself a man, keep the charge of the Lord, your God, walk in his
ways and statutes." ...."He's told you, O man, what's good and what
does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love, kindness and
walk humbly with your God."
- 11:50 - "I believe is that
there's a countercultural nature to the way Christians are called
to parent, to lead, to live, and that's that we are not of the
world, even though we're in the world, it's that we will be hated
because Jesus is hated."
- 12:20 - I want them to stand by what they
believe, regardless of what the world would say about it or how
small the minority of people is who believe that."
- 13:05 - "Do Griffins follow the crowd? And my
sons will say that to me only if the crowd is following
- 14:12 - Book: Family Discipleship and the idea of
being "dads who take the lead."
- 16:22 - "If when you think about leading your
wife or you think about leading your kids, you're thinking about
how can I lay down the gifts God has given me of strength or wisdom
or insight or of time in order to meet the needs of those people
that the Lord has me living with right now? And so leadership, to
me, it has to be servant-hearted and it has to be service-oriented
because that's the way we see Jesus lead and that's what he's
called us to do."
- 17:22 - Family discipleship - Critically important, but mostly
- 18:38 - "So what they need from
you, dads, is a demonstration of what it looks like to be an
imperfect person who follows a perfect God. They don't need you to
be their savior. They have that in Jesus Christ. But what they what
you can serve is an example of like, well, here's how dad makes
mistakes and repents. Here's how dad tries and fails. Here's how
dad tries and succeeds."
- 20:45 - Modeling, Time, Moments, Milestones - the framework for
- 22:32 - "And it's in those significant times
where it's going to be memorable that we have the opportunity to
point to God's faithfulness, no matter what the circumstances, and
to create something bigger."
- 23:55 - I really believe in the
concept of family discipleship that we help you walk through. What
is modeling look like in your house? When are you going to do
family discipleship time? What language can you use in your
household around moments? And then what's your plan for milestones?
What do you want to build towards or when you want to be
- 27:51 - Quote from Charles Spurgeon, "we sow,
we reap... Let us expect our children to know the Lord. Let us from
the beginning, mingle the name of Jesus with their ABCs."
- making family discipleship as important as education.
- 30:43 - Quote from Charles Spurgeon - "Aspire,
dear brethren, to shine widely as a candle set upon a candle stick
gives light to all that are in the house. First see to it that you
are truly saved yourselves. Then cry out, cry to the Lord for your
own kith and kin and labor for them until they are brought to the
redeemers feet and then let your light shine throughout the
neighborhoods where you dwell. It is. It is a poor lamp which
cannot be seen outside its own glass."
- 34:59 - Deut 6 - Be diligent in impressing these things to our
children. Deut 4 - Be diligent in the care of our souls.