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Family ministry

This text by a leading authority has been revised and updated to meet the needs of churches and families in a society that has changed dramatically during the past decade. Includes the definition and role of a family, a Biblical perspective, the general shape of family ministry in the church, how a church becomes a "family", effective administration, and more.
Print Book, English, 1995
Zondervan Pub. House, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1995
376 pages ; 25 cm
9780310429104, 0310429102
The family of family ministry
A diverse and aging unit
A nuclear, isolated, and intimate unit
A troubled unit
A changing unit
The theology of family ministry
Importance and form of family
Commitment : the family's foundation
External duties of family
Expressive features of marriage and family
Marriage and family as complementing
The theory of family ministry
The subject matter of family ministry
Methodology of family ministry
Persons emphasized in family ministry
Some overall approaches
A family-like church
Developing family-life relationships in the church
Developing the church as family
Intergenerational and family unit ministries
Marriage education
Preparation for marriage
Marriage education themes
Marriage education programs
Parent education
Parent education principles
A parent training model
Training parents for spiritual nurture in the home
Specialized family ministries
Educational approaches toward dysfunctional families
Developing therapeutic and support ministries
Developing ministries to singles and families in transition
Administration of family ministry
Designing a family-life conference
Steps to family ministry