We Are Family

How is the Church working with families today? What does this ministry look like? What training and resources are available for those working in this field?

CGMC and The Methodist Church commissioned research into family ministry and launched it at a conference in September 2015. This ground breaking project explores a range of themes looking at the current shape of work with families across the church in the UK.

The research is presented either as a summary Family Ministries Booklet or as a full report Final WAF A4 Research Findings

For a quick review of the findings look at Gail Adcock’s presentation from the conference

Powerpoint of research findings summary


To go alongside this reasearch a new ‘Core Skills for Family Ministry’ course has been developed to equip all those working with families. A range of units from the course were presented at the conference.

Modules include:
Biblical, historical and contemporary understanding of family
Why family ministry?
Celebrating as family
The role of relationships
Family wellbeing and wholeness
Working with families

Conference presentations linked to the core modules and from sessions exploring other aspects of family ministry are below:

CORE presentation – Family Wellbeing and Wholeness

CORE workshop – ideas on listening to CYP and families

Presentation – Integration

The Church as Family workshop

Faith in Homes – getting started ideas and resources

Core skills family

The Core course book with all the resources is available from brf here

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