Community and Completion in the Relational Reading of the Imago Dei: A Family Ministry Application

by Shawn Crawley

D6 Family Ministry Journal (Volume 2)





What, exactly, does it mean that both man and woman are created in God’s image? What are the traditional interpretations of this, and what is the significance of each in both doctrine and application; how does this impact our understanding of relationships? How can we wrestle with these ideas fruitfully for the purpose of better shaping our ministries? The answer to this last question shapes preaching, counseling, premarital preparation, youth ministry, and other family ministries in the Church.

Shawn Crawley is a graduate student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.