The Cry for Spiritual Mothers and Fathers

The Next Generation Needs You to Be a Spiritual Mentor

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You Are Meant to Be a Mentor

You probably have more "friends" than ever--once you tally up all your social networking connections. But virtual relationships alone can't meet the Church's desperate need for spiritually mature women and men to mentor younger believers to be faithful servants of Christ.

If you are like many believers, you may not feel prepared to be a trusted influencer because you haven't had a spiritual mother or father yourself. The Cry for Spiritual Mothers and Fathers, written by seasoned disciple and Christian leadership trainer Larry Kreider, will give you the proven biblical keys you need to become a godly mentor. Discover why spiritual mother- and fatherhood is every believer's calling, and find out how to nurture a spiritual family that expands the kingdom of God.

This is the essential handbook for answering God's call to become the spiritual father or mother He has called you to be.


Larry Kreider has reached into the storehouse of his unique experience and insight to offer us what will no doubt become a new standard on spiritual fathering and mothering. Because Larry's understanding of the role of spiritual parents in the family of God is so profound, I enthusiastically recommend this book to you.

Dr. David Cannistraci, senior pastor, GateWay City Church, San Jose, CA; author, God's Vision for Your Church

Larry Kreider is a true servant to the Church, a leader whose dimension of effectiveness in advancing the Kingdom evidences a level of gifting and humility that is so apostolic that it doesn't need that title to certify it. I trust this man because his heart is pure and his mind is clear.

Jack W. Hayford, founder and chancellor, The King's University, Los Angeles and Dallas

Larry Kreider's book The Cry for Spiritual Mothers and Fathers reflects the values and vision he has imparted to DOVE Christian Fellowship International. The wisdom of these pages shows why DOVE has produced a stable, growing apostolic stream. At a time when many American movements have declined or disappeared, Larry shows the way to growth and stability through spiritual parenting.

Dr. Daniel C. Juster, director, Tikkun International

I devoured Larry's book in one reading. Now I want to go back and digest it so I can pass on to others what I have learned.

Floyd McClung, founder, All Nations, Cape Town, South Africa

Larry Kreider has pioneered the way for others with this new book. He combines experience, knowledge and passion to guide us into Kingdom community. Read it with a highlighter in your hand and a person you wish to mentor in your heart!

Ralph Neighbour, Touch Ministries, Texas

Larry has done it again! He's put cutting-edge concepts into laymen's language. This is by far the best book on spiritual parenting that I have read. The combination of biblical principles and practical examples easily goes cross-cultural. This should be read by senior church and missions' leaders, but also by young leaders who can begin to apply the teachings immediately. Practice the principles in this book and, whatever your ministry is, it will be multiplied into many future generations.

Jim Orred, Youth With A Mission, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Larry Kreider is a spiritual father! In his book, he not only extends a call to those who have a heart to train and establish others, but shares practical wisdom that helps one generation establish the next. The Cry for Spiritual Mothers and Fathers will help you to develop a new lifestyle--after all, we are always influencing someone.

Dr. Chuck D. Pierce, president, Glory of Zion International Ministries; president, Global Spheres, Inc.

Larry Kreider has identified the key issue in the Church world today: Will the Church become a parenting force to impart health to a broken world? The implications of the spirit of fathering affect every area of personal and corporate spiritual life. There is an urgent call today for relationships that provide healthy spiritual nurture and authority. God is calling us to actively give ourselves to both being spiritually fathered and becoming spiritual fathers. Larry Kreider not only teaches on spiritual fathering, he is a spiritual father--and through his words, the Lord calls us to maturity.

Dr. Robert Stearns, founder and executive director, Eagles' Wings

The Cry for Spiritual Mothers and Fathers is much more than a road map showing how mature Christians must nurture the newer generations. It is that, but it is also an awesome word for cutting-edge leadership in today's Church. I, for one, want to be the kind of fatherly leader that Larry Kreider urges us to be.

C. Peter Wagner, vice president, Global Spheres, Inc.

What a great book! It's down to earth, practical, understandable and applicable to mentoring emerging leaders today--it's authentic. Larry Kreider is a father in the Church today. He writes out of who he is and the practical experience he has gained over the years. This book is a must for those who are mentoring or discipling others.

Barbara J. Yoder, senior pastor, Shekinah International Apostolic Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Author

  1. Larry Kreider

    Larry Kreider

    Larry Kreider is the founder and international director of DOVE Christian Fellowship International, a worldwide network of churches and ministries dedicated to advancing God's kingdom on six continents. He has written more than 30 books, including House to...

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