Rob Rienow

Dr. Rob Rienow’s most important ministry is loving his wife and partnering with her to lead their seven children to love God. He is a pastor, author of Visionary Parenting and founder of Visionary Family Ministries.

Rob Rienow's articles

Raising Children Committed to Reconciliation

Hatred has been with us ever since Adam and Eve sinned. From the first civilization, one way hatred has manifested itself is through racism. Because of this, an essential aspect of Christian parenting is equipping our children bring the love of Jesus and His gospel into this world filled with racial hatred. The first Christians…

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Parenting with Multi-Generational Vision

Sometimes, as parents, it feels like simply surviving until the end of the day is the pinnacle of success. The daily demands of family life can be overwhelming and it is easy to become discouraged. I want to encourage you to shift your focus from the chaos and pressures in your life right now, and…

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Discover More by Saying No

“Yes!” It is a good word. It is a positive word. It is a word people like to hear. But parents can get into a lot of trouble if they use it too much. Would you like to sign up for soccer? Yes! Piano lessons? Yes! Youth group retreat? Yes! Extra study group? Yes! Travel…

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Teaching Your Kids to Be On Mission with Money

There are three ways we can directly participate in global missions – praying, giving, and going. The purpose of this article is to encourage and equip you to teach your children to be “on mission” with their money. Many parents wait far too long before teaching their children the Christian principles of giving, providing, saving,…

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Your Home

I believe that one of the essential jobs of the local church is to equip Christian parents to take the lead in spiritually training their children. Passing faith to our kids is not the church's job - it is ours. But what about all the unsaved kids who don't have Christian parents to disciple them?…

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Family Worship

If you are reading this article, you probably have a growing desire to see your children make a difference for Christ in the world. You want to see them go into the world and "make disciples." You want them to love God, and to help others do the same. There is a pre-requisite for our…

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Role Call

The world pressures us to become “conformists.” There are pressures all around us to act, dress, look, think, buy, and behave in the same way as everyone else. Sadly, this pressure can even exist in the church when it comes to service and missions. Week after week the pastor encourages the congregation to volunteer in…

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As For Me and My House

The people of Israel had entered the Promised Land. They had been delivered from slavery in Egypt. Yet, despite God’s faithfulness, the people still wavered between their worship of God and the false idols of the nations around them. Joshua was now 110 years old, and close to death. He had a final message for…

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