Family Ministry Today

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

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No Coasting Into Christlikeness
by Donald S. Whitney – Sep 2

When it comes to discipline in the Christian life, many believers question its importance. Devotion to prayer declines into drudgery. The real-life usefulness of meditation on Scripture seems uncertain. The purpose of a discipline like fasting is a mystery. Why not leave spiritual discipline to [...]

Recent Posts

Is Family Ministry “The Next Big Thing”?
by Timothy Paul Jones – Aug 28
The North Star Catechism
by Coleman M. Ford – Aug 26

Sojourn Community Church, located in Louisville, Kentucky, has been using a wonderfully creative catechism for their children’s ministry for a few years now. Allowing children and families to walk through a series of theologically important and biblically-saturated questions, the North Star Catechism helps families [...]

Telling Your Spouse About Struggles with Sexual Purity
by Coleman M. Ford – Aug 19

Well-meaning Christians, those who have put safeguards of accountability into practice, continue to struggle with the question of whether they should inform their spouse when they lust. Is it ok to confess to a pastor or accountability partner but not one’s spouse? What is the best [...]

Practice True Spirituality
by Donald S. Whitney – Aug 14

This post originally appeared on It has been reproduced here with permission of the author.

In our quest for a more simple spirituality it’s important to define the term. I’m writing from the belief that spirituality is the pursuit of God and the [...]

Book Review: ESV Reader’s Bible
by Coleman M. Ford – Aug 12

ESV Reader’s Bible. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014. 1840 pp. $29.99

The Bible is a story, a tale of redemption from creation, fall and recreation. There are developing characters , interweaving plot lines, and allusions. Readers are carried along the story page after page, era after era, author [...]

Personal Organization for the Sake of Fruitful Ministry
by Derek J. Brown – Aug 7

This post originally appeared on It has been reproduced here with permission of the author.

Some people may think it weird or merely the sign of an obsessive personality, but I get butterflies when I walk into an Office Depot.  Even the thought [...]