What are Deliberate Family Events?

Our family has been honored to share our music and ministry as the Frye Family Band in such places as Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Rapid City, South Dakota, Austin, Texas and many other places in-between. During our time on the road we have been asked many questions, not just about music, but often about family, marriage and raising up children of purpose. Through these conversations we have realized the need, even in our churches, for a ministry to help equip families to overcome the challenges of societal pressures, complacency, and generational sin.

We have seen God at work in so many ways. And like the story of the widow’s oil and flour found in 1 Kings 17:7-16, we have witnessed the Truth of God’s provision when we have been willing to trust Him with our all. God truly does take the little we have to offer and multiplies it, making up the difference in order that His work will be made complete. We have seen this during our years as caregivers, throughout each new season of homeschooling, and in our music ministry.

Jesus tells us in John 16:33 to “…take heart, because I have overcome the world.” We believe this hope allows us, not just to survive, but to thrive as families in the 21st century church. While we speak to some of this during our concerts, in response to the similarity and frequency of questions asked of us by those in attendance, we have developed Deliberate Family Events. These one, two, or three day events are specifically designed to engage, equip and energize families in their God given roles and purposes. Deliberate Family Events include corporate worship, topical sessions (chosen by the host from the list below), and a Frye Family Band concert.

``His family is so special, as they shared in worship, as they shared in testimony, small group studies this weekend, wow! They just have such an awesome way of bringing the foundation of God through their family, what a blessing to have them and I would invite you to invite them to come to your church or your event because you'll be blessed also.``
Pastor Rod Smith
Chippewa United Methodist Church, Beaver Falls, PA
Our passion has always been to encourage the Body to live our their individual and collective purposes, and I am more and more convinced that many of our struggles as individuals and as a nation are born out of the erosion of the family. Our hope is to encourage families to embrace an attitude of service in our homes, our churches, our communities and to the uttermost parts of the world, for the sake of the Gospel.
Pastor Brad Kittle
Praise Point Church, Willshire, OH

Our passion has always been to encourage the Body to live our their individual and collective purposes, and I am more and more convinced that many of our struggles as individuals and as a nation are born out of the erosion of the family. Our hope is to encourage families to embrace an attitude of service in our homes, our churches, our communities and to the uttermost parts of the world, for the sake of the Gospel.

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Family First Ministries – Sessions Overview

The Spiritual Significance of Marriage part 1 – examines the relationship between God the Father and God and Jesus, and between Jesus and His Bride the Church highlighting the parallels between these relationships and God’s design for marriage.

The Spiritual Significance of Marriage part 2 – continuing with the information from part 1, part 2 highlights the importance the reflection of these truths play in the spiritual development of our children and other couples in our sphere of influence

Obstacles and Opportunities – brings to light the ministry opportunities availed to us once we allow God to bring healing to the broken places of our lives.

The Call of a Father (Leading Like a Warrior) – encourages men to live lives of ruthless trust in the Father’s call and explores the impact a legacy of faith can have on our families and others.

Raising a Family of Purpose – highlights practical ways we can apply the call of Warrior Living in our homes to help our children to normalize a lifestyle of faith while raising up the next generation of disciples.

Embracing the Mess – Life is messy, relationships are messy, and God tells us “in this life you will have trouble”. Embracing the Mess is a reminder that God calls us to “make disciples” which is anything but sanitary.

Parenting as a Team – offers practical tips to keep parents unified in the pursuit of their vision as they focus on parenting’s big picture.

Ministering as a Family  – at its core, ministry is about loving God and loving people. Ministering as a family offers practical tips to teach our children to model God’s love through acts of service by fostering a sense of friendship in our homes and compassion for those in need.

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