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Will Our Faith Have Children, by Stan Mitchell

Developing Leadership in the Church for the Next Generation

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This book is about spiritually preparing the next generation, the one after that, and the one that follows. The book is really about the author's eight month old grandson, Gideon Mitchell Watts. One day Gideon will find his name in a book written by his grandfather. But the author wants more than any earthly treasures, for Gideon's name to be found written in another book, "the book of life" (Rev. 20:12).

Dr. Mitchell explains his rationale for the book in this way: "I began to preach in 1976, and hope I will have more years to serve the sweet master. But I also know the day will come when the Lord will gently take the trowel from my hand and ease me to the ground. I hope when that happens that there will be others who are ready to continue what was built." 

There are young people today sharpening their skill sets in view of building something eternal, knowing it takes skill to build. The author shows how we all can have a part in developing leadership in the church for the next generation. 

About the Author

Stan Mitchell was born in Abiliene, Texas in 1956, the son of Loy and Donna Mitchell, missionaires to Zimbabwe. He grew up in Africa, receiving his high school education there. He received his BA and MA in biblical studies from Abilene Christian Universtiy, a Master of Divinity from Pepperdine University, and a PhD from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 

Dr. Mitchell is the author of four books: The Wise Get Wiser, the Foolish More Foolish: The Book of Proverbs; Give the Winds a Mighty Voice: Our Worship in Song; Equipping the Saints for Ministry, and this book. He is intensely connected to training college age youth as Professor of Bible at Freed-Hardeman University.

He has preached since age nineteen (1976) in Zimbabwe, then later in the states of California, Texas and Tennessee. He now preaches for the Red Walnut Church of Christ in Bath Springs, Tennessee.

Stan and Marjorie (McCarthy) Mitchell have one daughter, Tracy, who kindly edited this book. Tracy and her husband Chris Watts (also a preacher) are the parents of Gideon.