Jun 6

“The Word on Parenting” with Fred Zaspel, June 24-25

2011 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Events

From June 24-25 we will be joined by Dr. Fred Zaspel for a weekend on the subject of parenting called, “The Word on Parenting.” Here’s the schedule:

Friday night, 6:00-8:30 PM

  • Parenting with a Goal
  • Saving our Children

Saturday morning, 9:00-11:15 AM

  • Directing and Disciplining our Children
  • Q&A

Fred will also preach in both services on June 26.

While the schedule is built with parents of children in mind, this conference is for more than just parents, even as the Bible’s instructions to parents and children is for more than just parents. If you are a child, it’s for you. If you long to parent, it’s for you. If your kids are out of the home this is for you, as you have much to offer the younger parents at DSC.

Now, a little bit about our speaker.

Many of you are familiar with Fred, as this parenting weekend will mark one year since his last visit with us, when he spoke on the subject of God’s sovereignty in salvation and in suffering. But even if you weren’t with us for that weekend, you’ve been helped and encouraged by him in as much as you have been helped and encouraged by Ryan. In Ryan’s own words, “he’s really been a long-distance Paul to this Timothy.” Over a dozen years they have shared hundreds of emails and hours of conversation about the decisions and struggles of life, including the ins and outs of parenting.

Fred is a pastor on staff at Reformed Baptist Church of Franconia, PA, and instructor in Bible and theology at To Every Tribe missions. His recent book, The Theology of B. B. Warfield: A Systematic Summary, is the fruit of his PhD dissertation on one of the most important American theologians. On a slightly lower shelf of reading, he also co-authored (with Tom Wells) New Covenant Theology. Even more accessible, dozens, or even hundreds, of Fred’s sermons and articles are online at

So Fred is a lover of God, a lover of theology, and a lover of the church. But, certainly as relevant to the subject of his next visit, he is also a lover of his family. Fred and his wife, Kimberly, were married in 1979 in Columbus, Ohio, and have two grown children: Gina and Jim. All four love and serve Christ together and they are known for their happy, happy home.

As Christians, we know how happy homes get that way – love, confession, forgiveness, discipline, time, instruction, and the grace of God. We look forward to hearing God’s Word on parenting from a man who is both a hearer and a doer of God’s Word on parenting, by God’s grace.

Registration is required for childcare. You can register on Sunday morning or just email Kayla to let her know the number, names, and ages of your children (birth-12 years).