SERMON SERIES by Pastor Brian Haynes, author of Shift: What It Takes to Finally Reach Families Today and pastor at Bay Area First Baptist Church near Houston, TX, entitled HOME: Experiencing God’s Rest in Real Family Life.
- Part 1 – The Biblical Importance of Home
- Part 2 – Hope and Help when Home is Broken
- Part 3 – Home on Purpose
HomeWord helps families succeed by creating Biblical resources that build strong marriages, confident parents, empowered kids and healthy leaders. Founded by Jim Burns and supported by Doug Fields, HomeWord and Azusa Pacific University have partnered to form The HomeWord Center for Youth and Family. ON TWITTER FOLLOW: @HomeWordCenter, @drjimburns, @DougFields
Faith@Home is a ministry that helps church in “continually shaping our ministry so that it is increasingly home-centered and church-assisted instead of the more typical church-centered, home-assisted model.” The website is full of great resources for churches, families, and events that will help your church move forward with family ministry. ON TWITTER FOLLOW: @Faith_at_Home, @MarkHolmen
Family Ministry Today, The Center for Christian Family Ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (http://www.sbts.edu/family/)
This website is your source for information about how to guide your congregation toward a Family Equipping Ministry Model. Here, you will find family-equipping articles, videos, and slideshows—all of them free, and all of them focused on helping you to develop family-equipping ministry in your church. ON TWITTER FOLLOW: @DrTimothyPJones
Visionary Family Ministries (http://visionaryfam.com/)
The mission of Visionary Family Ministries is to build the church of Jesus Christ through a global reformation of family discipleship in four major areas of ministry: Visionary Parenting, Visionary Marriage, Never Too Late: Encouraging Your Adult Child, and Building Bible Driven Churches. ON TWITTER FOLLOW: Rob Reinow @visionaryfam
National Center for Biblical Parenting (http://biblicalparenting.org/)
This ministry “provides biblical, practical strategies for parents and churches” to “parent from the heart.” Their resources range from a free “parenting tips” email newsletter to seminars around the country. ON TWITTER FOLLOW: @BiblicalParent
D6 Family (http://d6family.com/)
D6 is a movement intentional about empowering parents, homes, marriages, leaders, and churches to live out the story of Deuteronomy 6. This Scripture paints a beautiful picture for the family, and of God’s heart for discipleship at home. In the everyday moments of life, dads and moms have an incredible opportunity to champion their faith in front of their kids. D6 has become a community for parents and ministry leaders to be part of a conversation that is infusing discipleship in both church and home. ON TWITTER FOLLOW: @D6Family
While not expressively focused on family ministry, this website does give great tools and resources for connecting to parents and creating a Rites of Passage ministry that encourages parents to pass on their faith. ON TWITTER FOLLOW: @parentministry
BLOG TOUR on the Topic of Family Ministry. Compiled by Matt Norman. Over 50 ministers write about what family ministry is to them and how they facilitate it at their church.