7 Family Ministry Essentials – A Strategy for Culture Change in Children’s and Student Ministries – A Book Review

7 Family Ministry Essentials – A Strategy for Culture Change in Children’s and Student Ministries

By Michelle Anthony and Megan Marshman

David C. Cook, 4050 Lee Vance View, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

978-0781412971, $ 15.99, 2015, 236 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Practical Steps for Energizing Children’s and Student Ministry in Your Church

Dr. Michelle Anthony and Megan Marshman introduce guidelines for Family Ministry Leaders in the church in an assessment of their current educational programs in light of lifetime faith transformation, a Biblical foundation in an environment of authentic culture change, through exemplary discipleship. They challenge the reader to consider the essentials presented in their book “7 Family Ministry Essentials – A Strategy for Culture Change in Children’s and Student Ministries.”

The scripture based principles or “ministry essentials” are presented in a logical progression with important ministry assessment exercises provided to help the reader implement theory into live action. They describe the mission of the church as a healing and redemption ministry to the brokenness around us; equipping the community for a ministry of family support.

The authors are knowledgeable, articulate, and unswerving in their passion to implement authentic culture change in children’s and student ministry.

Their work is endorsed by well-known and highly respected Christian leaders.

“7 Family Ministry Essentials” is a book for Christian ministry leaders concerned for and committed to empowering the family as the most important force in the task of spiritual formation of a lifetime faith for a new generation.

A copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

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