The D6 Family Ministry Journal Vol. 4 is a peer-reviewed journal that brings a comprehensive approach to the family ministry conversation by reminding ministry leaders of the various audiences present in the church community. The articles found within bring attention to family ministry and key elements of pastoral duties in connection to discipleship in the home. This journal aggregates content submitted by scholars from various universities, seminaries, and ministry organizations as well as relevant book reviews. Ad added bonus is practitioner insights in shorter, non-peer reviewed submissions.
This volume focuses on the spiritual formation of teenagers. Key components discussed include the role of the parents in the discipleship of the family, ministry elements that can contribute to diverse discipling relationships, the use and influence of social media in local church ministry, and much more. Book reviews focus on youth ministry resources, family ministry resources, and reading material for parents.
Ron Hunter Jr., the executive editor, is the CEO of Randall House and is co-founder and director of the D6 Conference. Michelle Orr is general editor, Dr. Ken Coley is managing editor, Chris Talbot is the assistant managing editor, who leads the team of contributing writers: Matthew Bracey, Sam Totman, Scott Pace, Timothy Paul Jones, Jonathan Hayashi, Joel Harder, Shuling Peng, Ruth Chang, Lisa Howard, Jason Engle, Matt Hart, Jason Mitchell, Irene Cheung, Jonathan LeMaster-Smith, and Mark Agnor.
Family-as-Church, Church-as-Family: Toward a More Comprehensive Definition of Family Ministry
by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones
The Institutional Good of Marriage, the Family, and Society
by Dr. Matthew Steven Bracey
Issues Faced by Chinese Families: Church Leaders’ Perceptions and Practices of Family Ministry
by Dr. Shuling Peng and Dr. Ruth Chang
Research with an Emphasis on Spiritual Formation of Teenagers
Analyzing Three Common Family Ministry Models From a Missional Perspective
by Dr. Jason Mitchell
Movement and Modifications of Family Ministry
by James Matthew Hart
Consider the Ditch Lilies: Erosion Control and Rural Teen Spiritual Formation
by Dr. Jonathan LeMaster-Smith
by Jonathan Hayashi
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