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Presbytery of the Midwest hosting family integrated church talk, March 20

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The Presbytery of the Mid-West of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church is hosting a talk on the family integrated church movement by local Pastor Shawn Mathis . The seminar will be March 20, at 7PM, at New Covenant Community Church in New Lenox, Illinois. It will be one hour long with a thirty-minute question and answer session.

The author's talk will include the positive and negative aspects of the 800-church-strong movement that rejects Sunday schools and other youth programs. Having had some first-hand experience with the movement, both locally and online, he will also offer a pastoral perspective.

The movement is substantially represented by the National Center for Family Integrated Churches (NCFIC), an offshoot of the now-defunct Vision Forum and Doug Phillips. The NCFIC claims to unite churches and families with both a call to faithful parenting and a denunciation of youth ministries. Detractors point to the church splits over this movement and divisions between sister churches as well.

Pastor Mathis is the author of the new book, Uniting Church and Family, an irenic critique of the family integrated church movement. The book also interacts with radical homeschoolers and offers a researched history of Christian education, including Sunday school.

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