Family Ministry Basics, published by Concordia Publishing House, is written to help church leaders focus on family ministry within their congregation. As the definition of family changes, it’s vital for the church to reach the message of the Gospel that families so desperately need to hear. But how do you reach them? This study introduces practical, thought-provoking ideas for understanding and guiding today’s families.
Each chapter is written by a family ministry expert. Chapter titles include: “Why Family Ministry?” by Jeffrey Schubert, “The Marriage Connection” by Bryan Salminen, “Defining Family” by Roger Sonnenberg, “Getting Started: A Blueprint for Congregational Family Ministry” by Steve and Dee Christopher, “Relationships: Dealing with Marriage and Each Person’s Role in the Family” by John Oberdeck, “Touchpoints: Identifying Opportunities to Minister with Families” by Craig Oldenburg, “Generations” by Harry Krupsky, “GRANDparenting” by Rich Bimler, “Passing on the Faith” by Audrey Duensing-Werner, “Family Ministry Celebrations” by Kay L. Meyer, and “Building a Support Network” by Jill Hasstedt.