Family Ministry A Comprehensive Guide

ISBN-10: 0830815856
ISBN-13: 9780830815852
Edition: N/A
Authors: Diana R. Garland
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 12/20/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 629
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

Voted a 2000 Book of the Year by the Academy of Parish Clergy!In today's fragmented and frenetic world, families face all kinds of pressures. Accordingly, those ministering with families need a multifaceted, well-informed sense of both the Christian purpose of family and the complex world our families inhabit. Writing out of years of experience in the church and academy, Diana Garland here offers just such a broad and comprehensive introduction to this crucially important subject.Family Ministry begins with several chapters placing the family in its modern context, then considers the history of families and their interaction with the church. Having thoroughly contextualized the family and its concerns as they are now understood, Garland dedicates three chapters to biblical understandings of the family. The remaining ten chapters of her book are devoted to the practice of family ministry, including guidance on promoting strong families and dealing with crises such as divorce and spousal abuse.All this, based on careful research and seasoned reflection, makes Family Ministry not only a key text for students of family ministry but also an indispensable guide and resource for pastors and those in the helping professions.

Introduction
The Context for Family Ministry
Families Today
Families Today
Families in Physical & Social Space
Families & Culture
The Processes of Family Life
Stages & Phases of Family Life
The Processes of Family Development
Power in Family Life
Family Identity
The Characteristics of Strong Families
The History of Families & the Church
A Socioeconomic History of the American Family
The Church's Influence on Family Life
Biblical Foundations for Family Ministry Today
Biblical Definitions of Family
Biblical Roles for the Family
Biblical Words for Family Life
Leading Family Ministry
Planning & Leading Family Ministry
Defining Family Ministry
Assessing Congregation & Community
Planning & Evaluating Family Ministry
Congregational Life as Family Ministry
Family Support Programs
Family Life Education Programs
Ministry with Specific Family Relationships
Faith-Families
Marriage & Divorce
Parents & Children
Families Facing Challenges
Social Justice & Advocacy Organizations
Resources for Family Ministry
References

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