Log College Press
The Mission of Parenting: Raising Children Who Love the Mission of God
Thomas Smyth (1808-1873) was the pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Charleston, South Carolina, from 1834, just after he graduated from Princeton Seminary, until his death. He was a passionate supporter of missions, and desired all his church members to labor for the spread of the gospel around the world - even the children of his congregation. Originally entitled “The Duty of Interesting Children in the Missionary Cause,” Smyth charges parents to bring their children up with a missionary spirit and in a missionary practice. He lays out the means by which this desired goal will happen, and gives encouragement to his readers with a vision of how God has used and can use children to bring sinners to himself. Every Christian parent will benefit from Smyth’s words of exhortation.