7 Family Ministry Essentials: A Strategy for Culture Change in Children's and Student MinistriesMichelle Anthony, Megan Marshman
With decades of ministry experience, Michelle Anthony and Megan Marshman capture the guiding essentials of life-changing family ministry. These seven essentials for children and student leaders emphasize: 1. Empowering families to take spiritual leadership in the home 2.... Read More
1. Empowering families to take spiritual leadership in the home
2. Forming lifetime faith that transcends childhood beliefs
3. Teaching Scripture as the ultimate authority of truth
4. Understanding the role of the Holy Spirit to teach and transform
5. Engaging every generation in the gospel of God’s redemptive story
6. Making God central in every biblical narrative and daily living
7. Participating in community with like-minded ministry leaders
7 Family Ministry Essentials will energize and equip you with the practical steps, inspirational stories, and biblical foundation you need as you lead those in your ministry.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- UPC: 9780781412971
- Height: 0.60
- Width: 5.50
- Length: 8.20
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 240
- Publish Date: Jun 1, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL109020"
- ISBN: 0781412978
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- Great resource for anyone in family or student ministry by Melanie on 8/27/2015
I received this book in exchange for a review from Family Christian Stores. All opinions and thoughts regarding the book are my own.
When I received this book, I immediately stopped another book that I had been reading in order to start on this one. My husband and I have been in student ministry for ten years now, and we encounter many of the same struggles that other ministry leaders face. My husband and I discuss weekly about how to encourage parents to take the spiritual steering wheel in their home. We have seen first hand how more activities and programs do not produce desired results. That is where this book comes into play. The authors have struggled with these same issues and have implemented different strategies in the course of their ministry. I am glad that they chose to write a book to share them with other ministry leaders, as well! This book has definitive strategies that any ministry leader can put into place to begin a season of change within their ministry. While some of the ideas will require change that must be supported by other ministry personnel (depending on how your church ministry is structured), there are still many actions that can be implemented immediately within the group. I most enjoyed the thoughts on empowering families (especially parents) to take on spiritual leadership in the home. For instance, one discussion in the book is to teach parents to pray by praying with them. It never occurred to me that the parents might not know how to pray or that they might not be comfortable praying in front of their kids! There are useful tidbits of knowledge like these spread throughout the book, and my husband and I are excited to begin implementing them in our ministry.
The only aspect of the book that I would have changed is an addition of more read world examples. The authors have many years of ministry experience between them, and I would have liked to hear more illustrations of their points in regards to examples that they have faced. There are a few such points in the book, but I would have liked to see more.