Dr. David Ireland

Dr. David D. Ireland is the founder and lead pastor of Christ Church, a multisite and multiracial community in northern New Jersey with a membership of 9,500 people spanning over 70 nationalities. He is a former diversity consultant to the NBA and author of numerous books, including One in Christ: Bridging racial and cultural divides.

Group of kindergarden kids of diverse backgrounds

Help Your Kids Love People of Different Cultures

One of the greatest legacies you can leave your children is the gift of cross-cultural confidence and competency. The journey will not only transform their hopes and goals, but the way they live and love.

David Ireland being interviewed in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Developing a Love of Prayer in Your Kids

Jim Daly speaks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett and the process of confirming her to the U.S. Supreme Court, as confirmation hearings begin Monday, Oct 12. Then, Dr. David Ireland offers parents guidance for fostering their kids’ spiritual development in a discussion based on his book Raising a Child Who Prays: Teaching Your Family the Power of Prayer.

Focus on the Family Broadcast

Reaching Across Cultural Divides (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. David Ireland explains how Christians can help foster racial and ethnic diversity, and experience cross-cultural relationships in healthy, godly ways. (Part 2 of 2)

Focus on the Family Broadcast

Reaching Across Cultural Divides (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. David Ireland explains how Christians can help foster racial and ethnic diversity, and experience cross-cultural relationships in healthy, godly ways. (Part 1 of 2)

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Developing a Love of Prayer in Your Kids, Part 2

Teaching your kids to pray can be a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be as scary as you might be thinking. Featuring David Ireland. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

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Developing a Love of Prayer in Your Kids, Part 1

Teaching your kids to pray can be a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be as scary as you might be thinking. Featuring David Ireland. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

Illustration of a young boy kneeling at the open entrance to a room where Jesus is sitting on a throne.

Do Your Children Know How to Draw Closer to God Through Prayer?

Unanswered questions about prayer may cause kids to have misconceptions. We can help correct those misunderstandings as we teach our kids how to draw closer to God through prayer.

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