Family Ministry Field Guide: How Your Church Can Equip Parents to Make Disciples

Family Ministry Field Guide How Your Church Can Equip Parents to Make Disciples Scripture calls parents to train and nurture their children s faith How can churches best equip families to disciple their children Family ministry expert Dr Timothy Paul Jones gives church leaders a

  • Title: Family Ministry Field Guide: How Your Church Can Equip Parents to Make Disciples
  • Author: Timothy Paul Jones
  • ISBN: 9780898274578
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Paperback
  • Scripture calls parents to train and nurture their children s faith How can churches best equip families to disciple their children Family ministry expert Dr Timothy Paul Jones gives church leaders a practical plan to equip parents to be the primary faith trainers in their children s lives, moving beyond mere programming into genuine spiritual transformation.This resourcScripture calls parents to train and nurture their children s faith How can churches best equip families to disciple their children Family ministry expert Dr Timothy Paul Jones gives church leaders a practical plan to equip parents to be the primary faith trainers in their children s lives, moving beyond mere programming into genuine spiritual transformation.This resource is for leaders in the trenches those who see parents disengaging from their children s spiritual development, see too many students leave for college and drop out of church, or are frustrated with programmed ministries that fail to produce results.Based on solid research, this field guide unpacks how real life churches can narrow the gap between present reality and the biblical ideal of faith nurturing families.

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    1. Great challenge for ministry workers. This probably needs to be required reading for youth pastors and children's workers. The book is both gospel-centered and family equipping. The author shows how much of our parenting falls within the first part of God's story (Creation and Fall), which why we either idolize our kids or focus too much on sin. The church needs to equip families to see their family unit as a part of the entire gospel and His working out of the gospel to the world. Highly recomm [...]

    2. A valuable resource for churches working to equip parents for the task of disciple-making in the home. Family Ministry is defined as "the process of intentionally and persistently coordinating a ministry's proclamation and practices so that parents are acknowledged, trained, and held accountable as primary disciple-makers in their children's lives" (33).Jones distinguishes the family-equipping model (the name for his model) from the family-based model (which tends toaddevents or create programs [...]

    3. This is another work that I had to read for my seminary course on discipleship and family ministry. While most of this work was covered through lectures in the class, the book itself is a good resource if you are looking for help in equipping parents to be the primary disciple makers of their children (as Scripture actually lays out in Deuteronomy 6 and Ephesians 6). The book itself is an easy, quick read with suggestions and helpful guides at the end of each chapter to help put these practices [...]

    4. A good resource for ministries that will help equip parents to become the primary disciple makers of their children.

    5. This book reiterates what we've always known, that parents are by God's design, intended to be the primary disciplers of their children. The longtime assumption among many youth pastors is that parents choose not to fulfill this God ordained duty because there are paid professionals at the church who will do it. The author confronts this assumption with the results of his research which offers another explanation as to why parents are disengaged from this responsibility. He found that many churc [...]

    6. Youth ministry in the church today needs to change.Family Ministry Field Guide offers as good of an alternative as I have seen! Timothy Paul Jones takes a Gospel-centered, family-focused approach to discipling children and youth. He does an admirable job of arguing from the biblical narrative, rather than from the standpoint of "retention rates" that are oft-cited and, in his estimation, over-blown and poorly researched. The one qualm one might have with Family Ministry Field Guide is that it is [...]

    7. Excellent resource on family ministry emphasising that parents are the primary disciplers of their children (with the church fulfilling the role of equipping, encouraging and complementing the parent's ministry) and explaining the centrality of the gospel in that discipling. Includes an equal mix of theology and practical outworking.I wouldn't necessarily agree with every bit of implementation, but the author repeatedly makes the point that implementing this approach will look different in every [...]

    8. Best book on family ministry in the church I have read yet! It makes very clear that the Gospel is the centerpiece of the church, not the family, which is something I really appreciate. A lot of books I've read make it sound like the church only has families in it. However, the book does a great job of also pointing out the absolute importance of equipping parents to raise their children, and how the church can partner in that without trying to take over the job itself. If you're interested at a [...]

    9. This book is a fantastic defense and explanation of a family equipping model within the church. While most agree that parents should be the primary disciplers of their own children, there is debate within the church of how the church can work with the family encourage and help the parents disciple children. This book defends a view that values age specific ministries without being overly programmatic and well defends the importance of euipping parents to play the lead role.

    10. Easily the best work I've read on family ministry. Thoroughly researched, remarkably practical, and enjoyable to read. If you're a pastor, parent, or kids' ministry director make sure to put this book on your reading list.

    11. It's a good book in contributing to the conversation of the family's job to engage in ministry. I think that he defends the position well. Thought it rambled at times and could have given better elaboration for how the church can equip parents.

    12. Thought this book was one of the better books on Family Ministry. Not only does Jones give a theological view of family ministry, but he helps the reader integrate family into God's mission. A must-read for church leaders!

    13. Excellent book to guide churches in training parents in discipling their children. It's not a program, but a life style of supporting parents in helping their children grow spiritually.

    14. This is exactly what I have been looking for. TPJ gets it. He sees the bigger picture. I can't recommend this enough.

    15. I love this book. Helpful to any pastor whether you are looking to move to family ministry style or not. It helps you ask the right questions, and then give biblical and practical advice.

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