Parent with purpose

Parenting isn't for the faint of heart. No child, home, or parent is the same. No cookie cutter plan or silver bullet exists. This doesn't mean you just wing it. We all want the same things for our children. We want our children to grow up to be morally upright adults who excel at whatever they do and reach their full potential. We want honor roll kids, but are we honor roll parents? When you read the Bible, you see the good and bad in parenting. The Bible exposes parents and children who make God honoring moves and others who run away from home and truth. In the midst of our morally confused, anxiety laden, curial cancel culture and over extended families how can we be intentional parents/grandparents/aunts and uncles that raise the next generation well?

Consider journeying with Grace Point as we lean on God’s Word and wise counsel to become Intentional Parents.

Mike & Lori McDaniel

Mike & Lori McDaniel

Mike & Lori McDaniel have been married for 32 years. They have three adult children who are good, but they have four GREAT grand kids (with another on the way). Mike and Lori returned from Zambia just over 20 years ago to plant Grace Point Church in Bentonville. Mike received his Doctor of Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary and has served in pastoral ministry for over 30 years. Lori earned her Masters in Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and has served in every role imaginable since the founding of GPC. She is also an author, communicator, and mission mobilizer. Together, Mike and Lori are passionate about seeing the nations reached for the name of Jesus.

Dr. James hawkins

Dr. James hawkins

Dr. James Hawkins, ‘Doc Hawk,’ is a Licensed Counsellor with 11 years of experience as a therapist, educator, and speaker. He obtained a Master’s in Marriage and Family Counselling and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He trains therapists and other helpers worldwide to help people struggling with emotional and relational distress. He is a Clinical Coordinator at a non-profit counseling practice in Northwest Arkansas. James founded Healing Conversations, a training program developed to equip organizations and communities to have productive conversations about race. Doc Hawk is passionate about helping individuals, couples, families, and communities in relational distress. James is married to his wife, Nicola, and they have five daughters.

Geoff & Lindsey Reddick

Geoff & Lindsey Reddick

Geoff & Lindsey Reddick have been married for 11 years and have two daughters, Mollie Jo (7) and Murphy (5). Geoff is the Department Chair of Family and Human Services at John Brown University, where he works full-time as a professor. Geoff is also a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, primarily seeing clients with The Joshua Center (in Arkansas) and WinShape Marriage (in Georgia). Geoff received his Ph.D. in Family Therapy from Saint Louis University and primarily works with couples through intensive marital therapy. Lindsey earned her Master's in Counseling from John Brown University and is currently a full-time student in nursing school.
Throughout our series, our speakers will be addressing a number of different topics relevant to helping us grow as intentional parents. All sessions take place at Grace Point Church on Sunday mornings at 9:10a + 10:45a or are available online each Sunday at 9:10a on our YouTube Channel (@GracePointNWA).

April 16, 2023

The Blueprint for intentional parenting

Mike & Lori McDaniel

April 23, 2023

Obey Your Parents?

Dr. James Hawkins

April 30, 2023

A Father's Aim

Mike McDaniel

May 7, 2023

The Fine art of discipline

Mike & Lori McDaniel

May 14, 2023

What kids really need from mom

Lori McDaniel

May 21, 2023

Don't Exasperate your children

Geoff & Lindsey Reddick

May 28, 2023

Don't Leave Home Without IT

Mike McDaniel


We've got a number of opportunities for your family in the coming months. Check them out below!
Authentic Manhood: Men's Discipleship
Begins April 17th
Parenting Small Group
Begins April 23rd
Lifeway Women Simulcast
April 29th
Believer's Baptism
May 7th
Parent Child Dedication
May 13th & 14th
CIY Move (9th-12th Grade)
June 4th-8th
Kanakuk KampOut (K-6th Grade)
June 12th-16th
CIY Mix (7th-8th Grade)
July 24th-27th

Family Scouting Report

Check out this fun exercise to lean into the special ways God has wired each of your kids.

Books & Other Resources



Bible Resources