When does your child become an adult? And how does a father call out the man or woman in his growing children?
In an era of aging pre-adults and wandering “adult-olescents,” Jim McBride gives parents a practical tool to help launch their children into their own lives with purpose.
Drawing from the rites of passage he went through for each of his own kids, this executive producer of Fireproof and Courageous explains how we can equip our children to want to grow up—not when the video game’s over, or “someday”—but at an appointed place and time. Dads, moms, and other mentoring adults have the unique opportunity to guide young people toward adulthood.
This guidebook includes ideas and practical examples for planning your own family rites of passage.
What Others Have Said About This Book
"If I could live my life as a parent again, I would read this book first. I am folding its words into my works as of right now. Grab several copies of Rite of Passage. This is a great gift for a family you love." - Andy Andrews, New York times bestselling author of The Traveler's Gift and The Noticer
"If taken to heart and put into practice, the principles and ideas in this book can help adolescents successfully transition into the kind of Christian adults that glorify the Lord and make parents, grandparents, and pastors happy. They will also help moms and dads become better Christian parents. I recommend it heartily. Every church ought to adopt and support this kind of ministry." - Warren W. Wiersbe, author, a former pastor of Moody Church
Jim McBride joined Sherwood Baptist Church in 2003 as executive pastor, overseeing operations, church staff, and church finances.
Before joining the Sherwood staff, for three years Jim was school pastor for Sherwood Christian Academy. He continues to serve on the board for the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools.
An Albany community leader, Jim was Coca-Cola general manager, overseeing a $25 million operating budget. The CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated publicly recognized Jim for his Christian leadership. As part of the Albany Olympic Committee, Jim addressed a crowd of 10,000 during the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay. For two years, he chaired the Leadership Albany board and continues to help develop leaders in Albany’s business community. From 1979-1985, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Jim and his wife, Sheila, have been married for 28 years. They have four children, Victoria, Buddy, Tommy, and Sarah.