Core Skills in Family Ministry
Being a parent/carer is said to be one of the hardest jobs an adult will ever do. The reality is that being a parent/carer is a role that requires time, attention and a great deal of learning along the way. So how can the church help families today?
This interactive workshop has been crafted to develop the key skills needed for church-based family ministry, and is based on 'Core Skills for Family Ministry' published by the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) in partnership with Barnabas for Children and The Consultative Group on Ministry among Children (CGMC). It also incorporates the 'We Are Family' research completed by the Methodist church in 2016.
The current context of family life
What are your experiences, Key factors to working with families, Biblical families weren’t all ideal either
Biblical, historical and contemporary understanding of family
Family Ministry today
Incorporating the We Are Family research, Statistics on today’s families, The Five Parameters for the Nurture of Human Wholeness
Seasons of family life
Family developments, The stages of development in families, Supporting Families through Transitions, The Churches role, Significant Moments
Role of family relationships
‘Functions’ of family vs Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
It takes a whole church to raise a child - Translations of the word family in the Bible
Relationships that Last (Introducing Sticky Faith and Biblical Thoughts on mish-paw-khaw)
Family wellbeing and wholeness
Priorities for a good childhood (The Good Childhood Report)
The 5 Ways to Family Well-Being for Children and Young People, Money. Money. Money, My Choice/Autonomy for Children
Faith in families
Growing Faith at Home, Useful Resources: (Introducing Faith at Home a monthly resource featured in Premiers Youth and Children’s Work Magazine, YCW and Other Resources
This course is also available as a two session webinar.