Within Christianity two extremes predominate. The first pits the local church against the family by segregating children from their parents and allowing youth culture to drive ministry activities. The second reacts to this crisis by rebelling against the authority of the local church.
The first group has actually introduced false philosophies and evolutionary notions into their church structure, and the second has responded in frustration to what they perceive as an attack on the family.
In this talk Doug demonstrates that God desires the church to become a child-friendly, father-reinforcing meeting that supports and builds family life. Similarly, the family is to grow as it places itself under the authority and shepherding of the local church. The local church is not meant to be a business, a bureaucracy, or a base for youth activities, but neither is the family meant to be an island.