Church Leaders | Visionary Family Ministries
God created the family and the local church with the shared mission to glorify God and spread the Gospel. In the Bible, God gives distinct roles and responsibilities to the Christian family and to the Christian church. When the family and the church fulfill their proper roles, the Kingdom of God advances!

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Family Worship: Your Church’s Most Important “Program”

Theology of Family Ministry

How to Engage Children in the Worship Service

by Rob Rienow | 2015 D6 Breakout Sessions

Family Ministry for Non-Traditional Families

by Rob Rienow | 2012 D6 Pre-Conference Labs

Visionary Marriage

Visionary Marriage

Can a Christian man and a Christian woman be married to one another, but not have a Christian marriage? Absolutely. Two Christians can say “I do,” but not have a shared, compelling, Bible‐driven vision for their life together. Find a Christian engaged couple. Ask...

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The Power of God’s Word

The Power of God’s Word

God’s word is powerful and Satan knows it. He is always employing strategies to keep those who have faith in Christ from growing. Learn what some of those strategies are and one critical strategy of your own to keep him from succeeding.

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Family Ministry for the Externally Focused Church

Family Ministry for the Externally Focused Church

Family ministry is an essential ingredient for any church that wants to reach the lost, care for the poor, and advance global missions. In this breakout, Dr. Rob Rienow will help you developing a multi-generational strategy for your church's Great Commission...

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Should Church or Family Come First?

Should Church or Family Come First?

"Which should come first - church or family? The Bible says honor your father and mother. But Jesus said his disciples must put him first - before mother, father, children and spouse!" Earlier this month Rob had the chance to speak into this issue as a guest on the...

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Could Your Home Be a Youth Outreach Center?

Could Your Home Be a Youth Outreach Center?

I believe that one of the essential jobs of the local church is to equip Christian parents to take the lead in spiritually training their children. Passing faith to our kids is not the church’s job – it is ours. But what about all the unsaved kids who don’t have...

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Should You Fire Your Youth Pastor?

Should You Fire Your Youth Pastor?

As I share the vision of family discipleship with church leaders here is a frequent response: "So Rob, if the Bible calls parents to disciple their children, does that mean we should fire our youth pastor?" Answer - No, but if you want to move your church toward the...

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Did Jesus Say “Hate Your Family”?

Did Jesus Say “Hate Your Family”?

“Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, ‘If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own...

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The Lost Doctrine of Jurisdiction

The Lost Doctrine of Jurisdiction

God has created four fundamental institutions – the individual, the family, the church, and the government. In the Bible God gives each of these institutions specific roles and responsibilities (jurisdictions). Understanding these Biblical jurisdictions is essential...

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New e-Book, Now Available Free

We’re excited to share with you a new e-book we just produced with help from a number of global leaders in family discipleship. The purpose of this ebook is to invite you to join us and other church leaders around the world to develop and engage in strategic, biblical ministry to families.

Family ministry is not simply helpful or beneficial, but necessary and essential to the work of the local church. God has created two fundamental institutions to advance His Gospel and build His Kingdom in the world—the church and the family. At the heart of this movement is uniting the church and the family in the Great Commission. We created this ebook to spark prayer, thought, and conversations surrounding the urgent call for the global Christian church to give strategic efforts to building, strengthening, and equipping families for Christ. Let us know what you think!

God created the family and the local church with the shared mission to glorify God and spread the Gospel. In the Bible, God gives distinct roles and responsibilities to the Christian family and to the Christian church. When the family and the church fulfill their proper roles, the Kingdom of God advances!

This book seeks to reclaim the simple, transformational, and global mission revealed in Scripture for both the church and family. A must read for anyone passionate about church ministry, family life, and the global cause of Christ. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter make it ideal for church teams to study together.

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