We are Family - the changing face of family ministry
The Methodist Church in Britain has been exploring the way churches work with families; the type of activity this involves; the availability of training and resources. The key findings of this report can help us develop thought, practice and approaches in developing our ministry with families.
Questions for the Church
- What are the various types of family found in your local context or community? How does your context impact on your priorities for family work?
- Which elements of family work are a priority in your church? Are they the right ones? How do churches achieve a balance between responding to need and missional activity?
- How are leaders being trained and equipped to support ministry for all generations? How does your whole church community come together for shared worship and conversation?
- What training can be offered to more fully equip those working with families, including study to develop theological approaches to family work?