Great parents understand the complexity of leadership, but viewing it with four "corners" in mind will give you a framework for leading better at home.

Talking Points:

  • Corner #1 Environment. Parents are responsible for establishing an environment where growth and success can happen.
  • Corner #2 Equipment. Parents must make sure every kid has the tools needed to move forward and succeed.
  • Corner #3 Training. For parents, training is about modeling a healthy life and establishing a culture of conversation. Proverbs 22:6
  • Corner #4 Willingness. Parents can only do their part; children must be willing and eager to win.
  1. Initial reactions to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Which “corner” is your strongest as a parent? Which is your weakest? Explain.
  3. What words would your kids use to describe the environment you’ve established as a parent? Which words would you like them to use?
  4. What is the crucial “equipment” needed for your kids to succeed? Which tools is your family lacking right now?
  5. Read Proverbs 22:6. Describe your “training” processes. Are they effective?
  6. Are your kids willing to follow your lead? Explain.
  7. How can you apply the four corners at work or at church?
  8. Is there a step you need to take based on today’s topic?