Chris Weldon has been married for 31 years to Debby. They have 7 children and 3 grandchildren (number 4 is due in November). Chris has been in ministry for 32 years, with 10 of those years in Seattle as a Church Planter with NAMB. The last 5.5 years as a Co-Vocational Pastor at Emerson Church, a replant of a 150-year-old church, that is positioned next to the largest sport complex in Georgia. Chris has a BA in Biblical Studies, a Master of Divinity, and a Doctorate from SEBTS.
In this episode we discuss:
- The cautions of travel sport commitments and the conflicts it creates in the local church.
- How important our world view is when making travel sport decisions.
- How anything can become an idol and specific guard rails we can utilize.
- That disciple-making can happen where you live, work and play.
- Tools to equip families who have chosen to engage in travel sports.
- The importance or seeing ourselves as “in Christ” and not defined by a sport or job.
- Who has the primary responsibility to disciple our children.
- Making disciples requires us to think creatively and keep the priority of connecting with a local church.
- How parents can know if they have crossed the line in priority.
- Mindset shifts church leaders can make to increase gospel impact.
- Three Key questions parents can ask to guide their decision whether to commit to a travel sport team.
What is GA Baptist Discipleship?
This podcast exists to strengthen churches by resourcing, inspiring, and creating disciple-makers! Discipleship is a life-long process by which a follower of Jesus Christ grows toward Christ-likeness and multiplies the experience. Each week we will broadcast new episodes relevant to your ministry and replicating discipleship.