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Family Ministry Quotes

Here’s a compilation of family ministry quotes from Children’s Ministry Basics. Use them to generate ideas, fuel your writing, stimulate dialogue, strengthen an argument, or make connections.

Family Ministry Quotes

The most crucial element of family ministry is nurturing relationships with Jesus. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

Family ministry should be committed to one supreme goal – to connect all generations with Jesus and His Word. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

Strong families make strong churches. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

Hemorrhaging faith doesn’t start in the church; it begins in the home. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

Family ministry is more than what we do – it’s something formational and transformational – something intimate and interpersonal – something transcendent and supernatural that ultimately involves all-encompassing multi-generational relationships with Jesus Christ. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

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Families, not churches, must take the lead in children’s faith formation. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

To see families develop resilient, biblically rooted, divinely fueled faith, all age groups in the church must partner with parents to help them be the main spiritual influencers in their children’s lives. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

The higher purpose of the family is a high calling. It’s to reflect Jesus to the world at large. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

If connecting the family with Jesus and His Word isn’t the end game, then the church isn’t everything it should be. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

Churches face decline or marginalization if their structures compromise family ministry! Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

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A family should find its stability and intimacy, not in and of itself, but beyond itself. The family must die to self, surrendering its hopes and desires to the plans and purposes of Christ. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

To formulate and pursue best practices in family ministry, we must significantly improve the clergy’s participation. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

Are the things the family lives for worthy of what Christ died for? Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

Family ministry is God’s blueprint for transmitting faith from one generation to the next. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

In God’s economy, it’s not an accident that you’re your child’s dad or mom. God hand-picked your child(ren) for your family. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

Bible engagement, without exception, should be part and parcel of a family’s daily activities. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

Hands down, the family circle is the best conductor for faith formation! Share on X

Hands down, the family circle is the best conductor for faith formation! Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

As a family role, faith formation isn’t effectively taught by the church. Most churches don’t know how to teach parents how to be disciple-makers in the home, and most parents are immature in their faith and don’t know how to nurture the faith development of their children adequately. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

Jesus should be the most important or essential part of the family – the unseen master of the house. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

Faith in the home blossoms in the soil of firmly held beliefs. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

God’s intent is for parents to be the primary disciple-makers of children and for the gathered church to play a supportive role. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

Families exist for more than self-actualization or parents and children striving to be good enough. Share on X

Families exist for more than self-actualization or parents and children striving to be good enough. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

Families can only reflect Jesus to the world at large if their daily rhythm includes reading, reflecting, and responding to the Scriptures. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

Family life should be less about us and more about others. There should be links between what family members do and what Jesus would do. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

The resourcing parents need from local churches isn’t another family devotional; it’s counselling and guidance to help them love the Lord with undivided hearts. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics.

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