Perspectives on Family Ministry makes the case that every church is called to some form of family ministry--but not just another program to add to an already packed schedule.
According to Timothy Paul Jones, the most effective family ministries engage parents in the act of discipling their children, drawing family members together instead of pulling them apart. he writes here about the historical contexts and foundations of family ministry and then invites three effective practitioners to explain clearly how your church can make the transition to family ministry.
Paul Renfro favors Family-Integrated Ministry, where the emphasis is on intergenerational discipleship.
Brandon Shields supports Family-Based Ministry--organizing programs according to ages and interests but also developing intentional activities and training events to bring families together.
Jay Strother advocates Family-Equipping Ministry--maintaining age-organized ministry while reorganizing the congregation to call parents to become active partners in the discipleship of their children