Spring 2000 - Family Ministry
Ask the Superintendent Ministering to the Family
In his quarterly interview, General Superintendent Thomas E. Trask shares his experiences and thoughts on how a church can effectively minister to its families.
Inside the Pastoral Marriage
No marriage in the congregation is more important than the pastoral marriage. Learn how pastors and their wives can demonstrate to their congregations God's original purpose for marriage.
Strengthening Ministry Marriages
The impact of ministry can place additional stress on the pastor's marriage. Gary Smalley shares practical ways ministry couples can meet each other's needs and strengthen their marriages.
The Family-A Troubled Unit
One of the greatest challenges facing the church in the 21st century will be its ministry to the family. The challenges listed in this article can provide direction for family ministry in the 21st-century church.
Developing a Family Ministry for Your Church
The disintegration of the family is a problem even for Christian families. Developing a family ministry in the church strengthens Christian marriages and also provides evangelistic opportunities. Here are some practical ways to develop a family ministry in your church.
Ministry to the Nouveau Family
The family structure in today's society has changed from what it was in the past. If the church is going to be effective, it must understand these changes and plan its ministry to reach N-families with the gospel.
The Dilemma of the Divorce Culture: Can the Local Church Make a Difference?
Divorce is not just a problem in society; it is also affecting the church. The church, though, can help prevent divorce through intentional marriage ministry. Learn how one church developed a ministry to lessen the number of divorces among its members.
Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling
Couples with marital problems present the most frequent counseling problem for pastors. This article explains how pastors can be more effective in marital counseling and bring hope to hurting marriages.
Ministering the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
As Pentecostals, we believe the baptism in the Holy Spirit is vital to our Christian walk. Five pastors share how the Holy Spirit is moving in their churches and how they encourage believers to receive this dynamic experience.
Turning Your Vision Into Action
A vision statement without an action plan is a "bridge to nowhere." Here are some practical steps for implementing your church's vision.
Reaching Our Children-A Priority
What is the role of the church in the life of a child? This interview discusses the new national Children's Ministries Agency and how it will enhance our Fellowship's ministry to children.
"As for Me and My Household..."
The Urgency of Water Baptism
FOR WOMEN IN MINISTRY
How Can a Minister's Wife Cope with a Church's Expectations?
CLERGY, CHURCH & LAW
Church Guide to "New Church Hire" Reporting
MBA Plans for the New Millennium
Ministers and Working Wives
What College Students Would Like To Say to Their Pastors
Ministry Needs Company
Ministering to the Missionary Family
FOCUS ON AMERICA
Leading the Church in a Peaceful Manner
Why Pastors Work Too Much
By John C. LaRue, Jr.
NEWS & RESOURCES