Dr. Mark Smith serves as the senior consultant for Family Evangelism and Discipleship at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. His passion is to equip parents and grandparents to be confident disciple-makers. He is the author of Parental Guidance Suggested and Proactive Parenting and co-author of Home Sweet Dysfunctional Home.
Helping pastors develop and effective family ministry.
As the family ministry consultant for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, most of my coaching is helping pastors connect the dots of the Shema to their existing ministries. Many pastors fear introducing Family Ministry into their church for a variety of reasons. Their plates are already full, they feel they have failed on some level in their own homes (therefore they are not a good example), something new will upset the status quo, they don’t know how to turn their churches into training centers, etc. I help pastors overcome these fears by walking closely with them as they make slight changes over time.
Equipping busy parents to be confident disciple-makers.
My ministry statement at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is: Equipping busy parents to be confident disciple-makers. My goal is to educate church leaders, parents, and grandparents with the mandate of generational discipleship found in the Shema. Then, I help them discover easy ways to make disciples in their homes in the natural rhythms of their day. I work closely with pastors and staff to help them develop strategies to integrate Family Ministry into the current context of their existing church ministries.