Brian Haynes

Family Vision Statement

It is our vision as a family to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love people like Jesus loves people at home, in our city, and around the world.

Brian Haynes is a husband and a father struggling to love and lead well in the home. He serves as lead pastor at Bay Area First Baptist Church and is an author and contributor to the global, local church family ministry conversation.

Brian Haynes' articles

God’s Glory, My Child

Can my child understand the greatness of God?

Parents who accept the biblical mandate to be the primary faith trainers in the lives of their children often face a common obstacle. How do we impress the glory and complexity of such a great God on the hearts of our children? Can they even understand His glory? The short answer is yes, in a…

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Children on Mission Every Day

I have long been a proponent of raising children to see themselves as agents of the gospel ministry in the world. However, at home, I often parent as if our younger children are simply objects of ministry. For some reason I see them changing into agents of ministry as teenagers. My self-assessment is that we…

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From Your Home to the Nations

This past weekend Angela and I had a conversation about our priorities for the coming summer. We have a lot of opportunity during the summer ranging from rest and relaxation to teaching, conferences, and missions. We involved our two oldest daughters in the conversation. What quickly emerged as priority for our family can be summed…

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Hope and Help When Home is Broken

As motivated Christian parents we often think brokenness will never characterize our homes. Many reading this post are likely diligent about investing in their marriages, discipling their children, and leading their families to be missional in everyday life. Despite our best efforts, brokenness can quickly invade our homes. Everyone experiences moments or seasons of brokenness;…

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Passing It On

Training Them Up by Living It Now

“Hear O Israel the LORD our God the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children…” (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) I have been…

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Heartbeat

Making God's purposes your own

What are God’s purposes? This foundational question sets the course for all Christian families. His purpose is the glory of His name in every nation and in every generation through the redemption of sinful people by His Son, Jesus. Simply, God’s methods for accomplishing this purpose on the earth are threefold. First, that His people…

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God’s Glory, My Child:

Can my child understand the greatness of God?

Parents who accept the biblical mandate to be the primary faith trainers in the lives of their children often face a common obstacle. How do we impress the glory and complexity of such a great God on the hearts of our children? Can they even understand His glory? The short answer is yes, in a…

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