Family Ministry Today

The Center for Christian Family Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Preaching Body Image to Your Congregation
by Coleman M. Ford – Jul 24

Its nothing new to say American culture is obsessed with body image. TV and magazines thrive on it, social media is fueled by it, and people are consumed as a result. Perhaps obsessed is too weak a word. Body image is the warp and woof of [...]

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Dads, Date Your Daughter’s Boyfriend
by Coleman M. Ford – Jul 22

Marshall Segal, executive assistant to John Piper, regularly writes on the topics singleness and dating at Desiring God. Recently he gave readers (specifically fatherly ones) six ways in which fathers should date their daughter’s boyfriends. He explains what he means by “dating:”

As a trend, dads seem [...]

Setting Up Your Children for Salvation
by Coleman Ford – Jul 1

It’s the constant prayer of every Christian parent. Its the general truism offered by Proverbs 22:6. Ultimately we have to understand its up to God and his timing when it comes to the salvation of our children. But even if we acknowledge this truth, parents can [...]

Why You Should Think About a Reader’s Bible for Family Devotions
by Coleman Ford – Jun 26

Maybe you need another Bible. I can hear you saying now, “Another bible? Is that really necessary?” Likely you have numerous bibles sitting on your shelf, representing numerous translations, various study notes and varying emphases. Do you really need to add another member to the already crowded [...]

A Great Gift for Your Kids
by Coleman Ford – Jun 24

In a recent blog post, Rob Rienow observes:

How a man relates to his wife dramatically affects the entire family, and directly affects the souls of his children. When a man loves, serves, and leads his wife, he creates security for his children. The challenge is that being a godly [...]

Great Family Ministry Resources from Randall House
by Coleman Ford – Jun 19

Randall House Publishers is offering some significant discounts on the Kindle versions of some great works from pastor Rob Rienow. For $0.99 a piece, pastors and ministry leaders would do well to take advantage of these amazing resources for family ministry and parenting. Check out the summaries and click the image to go to [...]

Want A Great Idea For Family Devotion Time? Try This!
by Bobby Gilles – May 16

Many theologically conservative churches read less from the Bible during their worship services than do liberal churches that don’t believe in biblical inerrancy.

Let that sink in.

How so? Well, first we’ve separated “the worship” from “the sermon.” By “the worship” we mean songs. And “the sermon” means a 20-minute homily that begins with a few [...]