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Pastor Mike Fabarez

Strategic Training & Direction – Part C

May 18, 2023

If you were a coach preparing for a crucial game, you would study footage of your players and your opponents to develop a game plan for success. Good leaders are strategic! Pastor Mike Fabarez is helping us strategize for our most important leadership role: parenthood.

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President Lincoln famously said, “All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” A beautiful reminder that as parents, our decisions and example don’t just affect our kids in the moment, but for a lifetime. Pastor Mike Fabarez discusses the profound spiritual impact parents have on their children.
May 17, 2023
Most of us love hearing stories about our family history: what our grandparents and great-grandparents did, where they lived, and what they accomplished. Pastor Mike Fabarez discusses how parents can pass along a legacy of godliness to their children.
May 16, 2023
Pick up any contemporary parenting book and you’ll likely find tips to build up your child’s self-esteem. We’re constantly told we need to nurture their strong self-identity. But is stroking their little egos really the best thing we can do as parents? Pastor Mike Fabarez turns to God’s word for counter-cultural instructions on raising “gospel-receptive” kids.
May 15, 2023
How can we protect our kids from life’s dangerous pitfalls and still prepare and equip them to handle these challenges on their own? The temptation for many parents to hover over their children and guard them against any harm is understandable. But is it effective? Pastor Mike Fabarez and his wife, Carlynn, talk about the trap of “helicopter parenting.”
May 12, 2023
From blocks to Legos and pillow forts, you’ve taught your kids that the secret to a sturdy structure lies in a firm foundation. And building a strong faith is no different! Pastor Mike Fabarez is talking about the importance of establishing your home on the gospel.
May 11, 2023
Jesus commissioned each one of us to go and make disciples of all men. And if you’re a parent that task starts at home! For moms and dads who follow Jesus, our goal is to lay the foundation that leads our sons and daughters to genuine salvation. Pastor Mike Fabarez re-focuses our attention on the essential work of the Holy Spirit and reminds parents that faith can’t be forced!
May 10, 2023
As parents, it’s our job to provide for our kids and look out for their safety. We lovingly bandage scraped knees and comfort broken hearts. But sometimes our good intentions can do more harm than good! Pastor Mike Fabarez talks about parental fear and how it can hinder us from God’s best for our kids.
May 9, 2023
Whether it’s teaching your kid to ride a bike or helping him get into the “right” college, moms and dads worry a lot! Too often we become “lawnmower parents”—running ourselves ragged to create a smooth path for our kids. Pastor Mike Fabarez explains how understanding God’s design for parenting can free you from anxiety.
May 8, 2023
We often see celebrity children photographed on social media and dressed up in designer outfits, looking like adorable accessories for their A-list moms and dads. But God’s purpose for children goes far beyond bringing status and attention to their parents. Pastor Mike Fabarez and his wife, Carlynn, discuss the true purpose and calling of parenthood.
May 5, 2023
Most moms and dads understand that it’s part of the job to identify and correct our kids’ bad behaviors. We expend so much energy keeping our kids out of trouble, but we may have overlooked the trouble in ourselves! Pastor Mike Fabarez takes the focus off the kids for a moment to address some of the temptations facing parents.
May 4, 2023
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About Focal Point

Focal Point is the Bible teaching ministry of author and pastor Mike Fabarez. Focal Point explores and proclaims the depths of Scripture on its daily radio broadcast and is dedicated to clearly explaining the truth of God’s Word.

About Pastor Mike Fabarez

Mike Fabarez is the founding pastor of Compass Bible Church in South Orange County, California and has been in pastoral ministry for more than 30 years. He is committed to clearly communicating God’s word verse-by-verse and encourages his listeners to apply what they have learned to their daily lives.

Pastor Mike is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Talbot School of Theology (M.A.) and Westminster Theological Seminary in California (D.Min.).

Mike is heard on hundreds of radio programs across the country on the Focal Point radio program and has authored several books, including Raising Men Not Boys, Lifelines for Tough Times, Preaching That Changes Lives, Getting It Right, Praying for Sunday, and Why the Bible?

Mike and his wife, Carlynn, reside in Laguna Hills, California and they have three children, Matthew, John and Stephanie.

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