The Christian family can be a powerful tool to draw people to Jesus, but family life is hard! Marriages come under attack, children want their own way and grandparents wonder where they fit into the families they raised! How can we possibly make a difference for Christ through these challenges?!
Rob and Amy Rienow of Visionary Family Ministries join Chris Brooks on Equipped to guide us toward healthy, Biblical family relationships that will impact the world for generations to come!
Dr. Rob Rienow is the founder of Visionary Family Ministries and serves as a pastor of Gospel Fellowship Church in Wheaton, Illinois. He is an international conference speaker and is the author of several books, including God’s Grand Vision for the Home, Visionary Parenting and Never Too Late: Drawing Your Adult Child Back to Christ.
Amy Rienow’s first ministry is loving her husband and nurturing faith and character in her children. She is the author of several books including Shine: Embracing God’s Heart for You – a devotional book for young women. Amy is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Wheaton Grad School and is a licensed clinical professional counselor. Amy has her hands full as a mom, partnering with Rob, and serving in ministries at church.
Rob married Amy in 1994 and they have been blessed with 7 children.
Chris Brooks is the Teaching Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.