Promoting family ministry in your church
God established churches to be incubators for Kingdom of God activists... people committed to living out Kingdom principles and compassionately touching lives of those living in communities around them.
Mission as Life views families as a microcosm of the church. God has gifted family members and placed them in a context for ministry. God expects parents to be the spearhead in spiritual instruction. Following Jesus' pattern of ministry, service becomes the catalyst for not only applying truth learned, but discovering in an experiential manner truth revealed in scripture. Jesus took people to places and used the experience as a vehicle for new teaching.
There are many things you and your church can do to promote family service and learning. Use the PDF files below as a starting point.
- Ten things pastors and leaders can do now to promote family ministry (pdf)
- Transforming worship Emphasizing God's heart for the World (pdf)
- Releasing the Power of T3 (pdf)
- Revitalize existing structures for family ministry (pdf)
We are always looking for innovative approaches for using families to reach out to the least, lost and left behind. We also want to provide ideas and challenges to the local church to think outside the box when it comes to involving families in ministry. What follows are some articles which I hope will empower and challenge.
Mission as Life views families as a microcosm of the church. God has gifted family members and placed them in a context for ministry.