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Family Ministry (Second Edition)

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North American families are in crisis, and the need for family ministry is more evident than ever. In her many years of ministry, research and teaching, author Diana Garland has found that the strength of Christian families is rooted in...


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North American families are in crisis, and the need for family ministry is more evident than ever. In her many years of ministry, research and teaching, author Diana Garland has found that the strength of Christian families is rooted in their faith and nurtured in their congregations. Garland believes that Christian families gain strength in part because of their communities of faith. Twelve years after first coming to print, the award-winning Family Ministry has been given a significant makeover. In this new edition Garland takes a three-pronged approach to family ministry, which includes developing families grounded in Christian faith, helping families live the teachings of Jesus with one another, and equipping and supporting families as they learn to serve others. The insights gained are organized into four main sections: The Context for Family Ministry Family Formation Family Dynamics Leading Family Ministry Garland examines and fully integrates the historical, sociological, theological and biblical contexts to understand the role and meaning of family in the life of Christians and the church. She perceptively connects these explorations with the social and cultural context of the early twenty-first century.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 352069
  • Product Code 9780830839711
  • ISBN 0830839712
  • EAN 9780830839711
  • Pages 656
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Sep 2012
  • Sales Rank 63761
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 55mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

Diana Garland

Diana R. Garland (Ph.D., University of Louisville) is Dean of the School of Social Work at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Her books include Family Ministry, Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families, Church Social Work and with David Garland, Beyond Companionship: Christians in Marriage and Flawed families of the Bible: How Gods grace works through imperfect relationships.

  • Introduction
  • Structure And Purposes
  • Resources
  • Acknowledgments
  • <strong>section 1: The Context Of Family Ministry</strong>
  • 1. Our Genealogy: A Brief History Of The American Family
  • Fighting About Family
  • Kinship And Households
  • Colonial America
  • Frontier America
  • Slavery And Family Life For African Americans
  • The Industrial Revolution And Beyond
  • Conclusions
  • 2. The American Family Today
  • Today's Family Statistics
  • Why Defining Family Is Important
  • Conclusion
  • 3. The Family In Christian Thought
  • Early Christianity Changes And Challenges Family Life
  • The Catholic Church: Marriage As Sacrament
  • The Protestant Reformation
  • The Enlightenment
  • The Church And Non-european Cultures
  • The Church And Families In Recent History
  • Learning From History
  • 4. A Biblical Frame For Defining Family
  • In The Beginning . . .
  • Jesus' Life: A Transformation Of "family"
  • Jesus' Teachings By Word And Example
  • The Ethiopian Eunuch
  • The Family Of God
  • Implications For The Church
  • 5. An Agenda For Family Ministry
  • The Development Of Family Ministry
  • Defining Family Ministry
  • Family Ministry As Perspective
  • <strong>section 2: Family Formation</strong>
  • 6. Fieldguide Of Family Relationships
  • A Family Story
  • Single Adults
  • Married Adults
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Older Adult Families
  • Who Are Families?
  • 7. Family Development
  • Developmental Stages
  • The Processes Of Family Development
  • We Are Family
  • Cyclical Phases Of Family Development
  • Family Life As Christian Formation
  • 8. Families In Physical And Social Space
  • The Ecosystemic Approach
  • Habitat
  • Adaptation And Stress
  • Possibilities And Complexities Of An Ecosystemic Approach
  • Emergencies, Crises And Catastrophes
  • Strong Families
  • 9. Culture And Family Identity
  • Families In Culture
  • The Unique Culture Of Families
  • Becoming Culturally Competent
  • Family Identity
  • Family Rituals
  • Family Stories
  • Implications For Family Ministry
  • <strong>section 3: The Processes Of Family Life</strong>
  • 10. Family Interaction
  • Types Of Communication
  • Conflict And Anger
  • Forgiveness And Repentance
  • Intimacy
  • Implications For Family Ministry
  • 11. Power And Roles
  • Jesus' Teaching About Power
  • Gender Roles
  • Discipline
  • Family Violence
  • 12. Working Together
  • Defining Family Faith
  • Biblical Narratives Of Family Faith
  • A Story Of Family Faith
  • Service As A Family Affair
  • Engaging Families In Ministry
  • Hospitality
  • Woven Into Family Life
  • <strong>section 4: Leading Family Ministry</strong>
  • 13. Congregational Life As Family Ministry
  • Worship
  • Christian Education
  • Christian Care
  • Administration
  • Leadership For Family Ministry
  • Conclusions
  • 14. Knowing Your Congregation And Neighborhood
  • What We Know--and What We Need To Find Out
  • How To Do Assessment For Family Ministry
  • Congregational Assessment Methods
  • Knowing The Neighborhood
  • Summary
  • 15. Planning And Evaluating Family Ministry
  • The Mission Of The Congregation
  • Identifying Most Compelling Ministry Possibilities
  • Planning For Change
  • Dimensions Of Family Ministry
  • Making Changes
  • Planning To Evaluate
  • Engaging The Congregation And The Neighborhood
  • Summary
  • 16. Programs And Services
  • Congregation Or Neighborhood&#151;or Both?
  • Family Resource Programs
  • Family Life Education Programs
  • Community Development
  • Family Advocacy
  • In Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Bibliographic References
  • Names Index
  • Subject Index
  • Scripture Index

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