Intentional: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers
We believe that the next generation— the children being raised right now— can change the world. They matter—to God, to you, and to us. That’s why we’re coming alongside parents to offer them hope and practical help in their God-given task of raising the next generation of passionate Jesus followers.
We do this through 2-day conferences— both locally and globally. And through our upcoming book, "Intentional. Raising Passionate Jesus Followers", set for release by Zondervan in March 2018.
Intentional Conferences are two day gatherings created to give parents in-depth, Biblical understanding of what it looks like to raise passionate Jesus followers. How do you do this? What do you need to know?
Phil and Diane walk through the scriptures offering practical, step by step instruction for raising children in every stage and we'd love for you to join us!
Meet Phil & Diane Comer
When the Jesus Movement swept through California in the 1970’s, Phil was a drummer in a rock band called, The Chosen Few. Within days of hearing the Gospel for the first time, he surrendered his life to Jesus, stumbling his way to authentic faith for about four years before he chose, once and for all to follow Jesus and be baptized.
Not wanting to return to a lifestyle that kept pulling him away from real faith, he quit the band and began serving in the only way he new how- by playing drums. Which led to leading worship, which eventually led to full time ministry as a pastor on staff at one of California’s first mega-churches.
That’s where Diane and Phil met. Phil— a new believer, with scant background of biblical faith— and Diane— also a new believer— with even less background of faith. By the time they met and married, Phil had already been a pastor for three years. Diane spent the next years delighting in serving by his side, finding her niche in mentoring women and mothering their four children.
Free Ongoing Resources
The Intentional Parents blog offers biblical wisdom, hope, and practical help to parents in their God given task of raising passionate Jesus followers. It features weekly posts from Diane to moms and monthly posts for dads from Phil. In addition, you will receive periodic advice about what is working from parents in the trenches, as well as insight from experts in their fields.
A few of the most recent posts are below, but be sure to check out the blog for the growing collection of free resources.
What people are saying about Intentional
"Phil and Diane Comer have proven themselves to be an invaluable resource for the Church. It is a rare thing to find people who have sustained their integrity throughout a life of fruitful ministry and have raised children who are all followers of Jesus. Thankfully, by offering their wisdom through the Intentional Parenting materials and conferences, the Comer's are providing a much needed voice in the church!"
- Chuck Bomar
Lead Pastor of Colossae Church (Portland, OR) Author of "Deep + Simple, Better Off Without Jesus and Losing Your Religion"