Family Ministry Archives - Page 16 of 16 - Visionary Family Ministries

Bible-Driven Ministry to Single Parents

It is no secret that single parenting is on the rise. My parents divorced when I was in high school and I saw the extraordinary challenges my mother faced as a single woman. During my eighteen years of youth and family ministry much of my time was spent providing...

Ministry In The Oikos

In the early church, Gospel ministry was driven in and through homes. The early church gathered in homes for corporate worship on Sundays.[1] For men to be qualified to serve as elders in the church, they first needed to demonstrate they were shepherding their family...

Family Worship: The Launching Pad For Your Family’s Ministry

If you are reading this article, you probably have a growing desire to see your children make a difference in the world for Christ. You want to see them go into the world and “make disciples.” You want them to love God, and to help others do the same....

Bringing Singles & Family Ministry Together

If a church begins the journey of developing a family ministry, one of the first questions that will arise is, “What about those in our church who are single? We don’t want to send the message to them that they are not welcome, or that they are less important to our...

Do Children Belong in Church?

Three Key Starting Points The sufficiency of Scripture This issue, and all issues of Christian living, needs to be approached through the lens of “Sola Scriptura.” God’s Word has given us all that we need, by way of its commands, as well as its patterns, for all...

Family Ministry: Program or Strategy?

During the last decade, churches all over the country have added a new ministry to their church: Family Ministry. For larger churches, this has often included adding a part-time or full-time Family Pastor to provide leadership for this new ministry area. However, in...