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Tuesday AM Women's Book Study

Tuesday AM Women's Book Study

Instructing a child's Heart


The women of New Covenant with young children are invited to meet at Laura's home on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. to work through "Instructing a Child's Heart" by Tedd and Margy Tripp beginning Sept. 5th – Dec. 19th (skipping Nov. 21st).  Each week they will cover a chapter, with discussion and prayer.  Children are welcomed to be at the house during the study.  Feel free to bring a lunch if it will fit with your children's nap schedule. Please contact the church at if you would like to be a part of this study. 

​Description about the book:  

​From interaction with their peers to the instruction and correction that they receive at home, children interpret their experience from a worldview that seeks to answer their fundamental questions: Who am I? What do I exist for? Where can I find joy? We need to provide our children with a consistent, persuasive, biblical framework for understanding the world God has made and their place in it. Instructing a Child​'​s Heart is essential to Shepherding a Childs Heart.  The instruction that you provide for them not only informs their mind; it is directed to persuading their hearts of the wisdom and truthfulness of God'​s ways.  Impress truth on the hearts of your children, not to control or manage them, but to point them to the greatest joy and happiness that they can experience--delighting in God and the goodness of his ways.


Part 1: The Call to Formative Instruction

  1. Life Is a Classroom
  2. Five Goals for Formative Instruction
  3. The Call to Formative Instruction

Part 2: Introduction to Formative Instruction

  1. Three Principles for Communicating Formative Instruction
  2.  Getting to the Heart of Behavior
  3. The Sowing and Reaping Principe of Scripture
  4. Authority Is God's Plan
  5. Giving Children a Vision for the Glory of God
  6. Wisdom and Foolishness
  7. Complete in Christ
  8. The Importance of the Church

 Part 3: Application of Formative Instruction

  1. Getting from Behavior to the Heart
  2. Corrective Discipline--Applying the Sowing and Reaping Principle of Scripture
  3. Communication
  4. The Centrality of the Gospel​

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