"It may not always be pretty, but it is reality, and that's the intersection between biblical ideal and ministry practice," writes editor Michael J. Anthony in A Theology for Family Ministry.
With thoroughly researched input from a broad team of family experts, the book advises church and ministry leaders on how to make biblically and philosophically informed choices when reaching out to adults and children within these shifting paradigms. Emphasis is placed on what the Scriptures teach about the composition of the home, followed by discerning and hopefilled strategies for helping all families live out their God-given mandates.
"While the family may continue to change into models that bring discomfort and angst to some of us, we rest in the assurance that God has a plan for those who live in any of these new configurations of what we now call family," explains Anthony.
Other contributors include Ken Canfield, Michelle D. Anthony, Karen E. Jones, Freddy Cardoza, Michael S. Lawson, Richard Melick Jr., Curt Hamner, Leon Blanchette, Gordon R. Coulter, James W. Thompson, Timothy Paul Jones, Randy Stinson, Kit Rae, and David Keehn.
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About the Author
Michelle Anthony is director of Family Ministries at Rockharbor Church in Costa Mesa, California, and also Family Ministry Architect for David C. Cook Publishers. She and her husband, Michael, have two children.
Table of Contents
Crisis on the Doorstep Freddy Cardoza 4211 Unit 2
Forming a Biblical Theology of the Family12 Chapter 4 Old Te
Michael S. Lawson 6612 Chapter
New Testament Teachings on the Family Richard Melick
Chapter 6 A Theology of Marriage Curt Hamner
Chapter 7 Spiritual Markers in the Life of a Child Leon M. Blanch
11912 Chapter 8 A Theology of Grandparenting and Generational Fa
Gordon R. Coulter James W. Thompson 13512 Chapt
Family Ministry Models Timothy Paul Jones Randy Stinson 15511 Unit 3
Chapter 10 Equipping Parents to Be the Spiritual Leaders in the Hom
Michelle D. Anthony 18212 Chapter 11 Children's Ministry in the Context
Kit Rae 20612 Chapter 12 Youth Ministry from a Family Perspective David Keehn 2230
Name Index 24101 Subject Index 24701 Scripture Index 261