Family Ministry

An effective coordinator will work with other church and community leaders to address the needs and opportunities for people in all types of families in your congregation and community to grow as

Christian disciples. To do so, attention will be given to family circumstance, the home as a setting for spiritual formation, and opportunities through the church and in the community for addressing basic human needs in families and for faith formation, service, and witness.

Family ministry shall be for, with, and by people in various family configurations.

What doe s the coordinator do?

Maintain a healthy and growing personal spiritual life and be a role model to encourage others to do the same.

Be attentive to the hopes, concerns, and needs of families in your community and congregation so that your congregation can provide a means for family to grow together a s Christian disciples and good neighbors .

Intentionally communicate and collaborate with other leaders in the congregation and community to contribute to the congregation’ s vision and goals.

Work with others to plan and carry out ministry with families in a varied and wide-ranging program that includes worship, study, fellowship, service (both direct and through mission giving) and so forth.

Encourage other ministry leaders of the congregation to understand and make all ministries applicable and relevant to the varying types of family units (single and multiple people).

Advocate all kinds of families to be involved in all aspects of the ministry of the congregation, educating the congregation about the forms of family life in the 21st century, and encouraging families with resources for Christian living.

Guide the work of the family council (if organized) throughout the year, including planning its agendas and presiding at its meetings.

Collaborate with organizations, people and resources in the community to build strong family ministry.

Work with other leaders to learn about curriculum, study materials, and devotional materials as well as other resources available for families in order to help people select appropriate resources for study and growth.

The coordinator is accountable to the charge conference through the Church Council.