How to be a missional family. Family volunteering and being intentional

The Missional Family: Reflecting Christ’s Love in Everyday Life

The missional family … Every Christian family should be a lighthouse to reflect Jesus to the world (cf. Matthew 5:14-16). American theologian and ethicist Russell D. Moore says the Christian family is to effect “consciences and personalities and souls … transforming how countless people see God, the Gospel, and themselves … [by seeing] a reflection […]

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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 […]

Children’s And Family Ministry In Canada 2023

Report on children’s and family ministry in Canada 2023 Are you looking for a post-pandemic snapshot of the state of children’s and family ministry in Canada? Do you want to see this generation of Canadian children connected with Jesus and His Word? With the help of two hundred and ten churches from thirty-seven denominations in […]

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What is the Goal of Family Ministry?

What is the goal of family ministry? Family ministry should be committed to one supreme goal – to connect all generations with Jesus and His Word. To elaborate: Connect all generations … Family ministry is intergenerational. There are no age restrictions to participating in and practicing the way of Jesus. It’s linking two or more […]

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What Does the Bible Say About Family Ministry?

Family ministry in the Bible. What does the Bible say about family ministry? “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you” Exodus 20:12. The above verse from the Ten Commandments may be one of the best-known verses concerning families. Yet noticeably, it doesn’t mention the word “family.” […]

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Cultivating Family Faith

Questions without answers. Cultivating family faith … I remember when I heard about the Hemorrhaging Faith report and discovered that only one in three Canadian young adults who attended church weekly as a child still do so today. Half of the young adults who no longer attend church have also stopped identifying themselves with the […]

Do Church Structures Enable Children’s And Family Ministry To Grow?

Ground-breaking new multi-national research by an international team of academic researchers and ministry practitioners from Brazil, Canada, the UK, and the USA asks, “Do church structures enable children’s and family ministry to grow?” This is a critical question if you’re a teacher, parent, volunteer or pastor involved with children’s or family ministry. Why? Because if […]

Family Faith Formation

Families, not churches, must take the lead in the faith formation of children. Our theology is disjointed and needs to be reoriented. The primary responsibility for children’s spiritual health and growth rests with parents – not teachers, pastors, counsellors, kids min volunteers, or spiritual directors. Theological confusion concerning who is responsible for children’s faith development […]

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