Family Ministry: A Comprehensive Guide

by Diana R. Garland. IVP Academic, 2012.


This resource uses biblical and contemporary frameworks to help congregations minister to families.


developing families grounded in Christian faith, helping families live the teachings of Jesus, supporting families as they live the lives of service beyond themselves, four facets of family life, summaries, conclusions, ministry implications

Recommended Audience

clergy, lay leaders, and children's ministry leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Evaluate your children's ministry and plan to implement the strategies described in this resource by reading section four, Leading Family Ministry.
  • Help families work on faith formation by understanding the four facets of family life.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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