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Family Ministry Field Guide: How Your Church Can Equip Parents to Make Disciples
January 9-10, 2014

Join Dr. Timothy Paul Jones as he teaches on the vital topic of family ministry on January 9-10, 2014 for one of our forthcoming Alumni Academy courses. The material for this class, entitled Family Ministry Field Guide, emerges from his much acclaimed and timely published work Family Ministry Field Guide: How Your Church Can Equip Parents to Make Disciples.

The class will be a study of how churches can best equip families to disciple their children. This class is for pastors and leaders who are in the trenches of ministry and those who may see parent’s 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 Dr. Jones’s solid research and years of experience, this course unpacks how real-life churches can narrow the gap between present reality and the biblical ideal of faith-nurturing families.  This class will explore various questions related to closing this gap in family ministry.  What should motivate us to change our ministry practices? What does the biblical and theological framework for these changes look like? Why is it that parents aren’t actively engaged in their children’s spiritual development? What you learn from these characteristics and patterns will provide you with the tools that you will need to guide your ministry toward equipping the families in your congregation. At this Alumni Academy Dr. Timothy Paul Jones will give 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.

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.