Family Ministry by Charles M. Sell

Family Ministry

byCharles M. Sell

Paperback | February 28, 1995

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The success of the church's mission lies in large part with the well-being of its families. In Family Ministry, Charles Sell addresses the multiple means by which a congregation can create and sustain healthy family life. In survey after survey, people say that family takes priority, yet family ministries remain scarce in the church, and family disintegration is a significant problem even in evangelical congregations. Family Ministry offers the theoretical, theological, and practical resources for developing needed ministries. This edition reflects the changes that have taken place in both society and church since the first edition was published in 1981.

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Charles M. Sell (ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is professor of Christian education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has written widely on topics related to education and development as well as marriage, family, and personal growth.
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Title:Family MinistryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 7.63 × 0.75 inPublished:February 28, 1995Publisher:Zondervan

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310429102

ISBN - 13:9780310429104

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ContentsPreface1.Introduction: Family Ministry Is Church MinistryPart One:The Family of Family Ministry2.A Diverse and Aging Unit3.A Nuclear, Isolated, and Intimate Unit4.A Troubled Unit5.A Changing UnitPart Two:The Theology of Family Ministry6.Importance and Form of Family7.Commitment: The Family's Foundation8.External Duties of Family9.Expressive Features of Marriage and Family10.Marriage and Family as ComplementingPart Three:The Theory of Family Ministry11.The Subject Matter of Family Ministry12.Methodology of Family Ministry13.Persons Emphasized in Family Ministry14.Some Overall Approaches15.A Family-like ChurchPart Four:Developing Family-like Relationships in the Church16.Developing the Church as Family17.Intergenerational and Family Unit MinistriesPart Five:Marriage Education18.Preparation for Marriage19.Marriage Education Themes20.Marriage Education ProgramsPart Six:Parent Education21.Parent Education Principles22.A Parent Training Model23.Training Parents for Spiritual Nurture in the HomePart Seven:Specialized Family Ministries24.Educational Approaches Toward Dysfunctional Families25.Developing Therapeutic and Support Ministries26.Developing Ministries to Singles and Families in TransitionPart Eight:Administration of Family Ministry27.Designing a Family-Life Conference28.Steps to Family MinistryConclusionScripture IndexSubject-Name Index

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This text by a leading authority has been revised and updated to meet the needs of churches and families in a society that has changed dramatically during the past decade. Includes the definition and role of a family, a Biblical perspective, the general shape of family ministry in the church, how a church becomes a "family", effective administration, and more