Family Ministry Today

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

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Teaching Children About the Greatest Gift
by Coleman M. Ford – Dec 18

We all know about the busyness of the season. No matter how much we tell ourselves not be stressed and overcome by media telling us to buy more or the cultural expectation of having the perfect holiday meal, the temptation to stress still creeps in and [...]

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How to Deal with Holiday Family Tensions
by Russell D. Moore – Dec 16

We tend to idealize holidays, but human depravity doesn’t go into hibernation between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. One thing that will hit most Christians, sooner or later, are tensions within extended families at holiday time. Some of you will be visiting family members who are contemptuous of the Christian faith and downright hostile to [...]

Family Ministry: Five Points for Passing on the Faith
by Coleman M. Ford – Dec 11

Kevin DeYoung recently shared five thoughtful points to remember for parents who wish to pass on the faith.  These points and insights come from the recent book, Families and Faith by Vern L. Bengtson (with Norella M. Putney and Susan Harris).

  1. “Parents have more religious [...]
Family Ministry: How Singles Can Contribute to a Marriage Culture
by Coleman M. Ford – Dec 9

At the 2014 Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission National Conference, Jennifer Marshall shared some engaging thoughts on how singles can contribute to a culture which promotes the importance of marriage.



Family Ministry: Too Busy for Family Devotions?
by Donald S. Whitney – Nov 20

Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a Baptist pastor in London for most of the second half of the nineteenth century. His is one of the most recognized names in Christian history, but he’s best-known today as the Prince of Preachers.

An electronic search of the mountain of material produced [...]

Discipleship: The Trinitarian Piety of John Owen
by Coleman M. Ford – Nov 18

Ryan M. McGraw. The Foundation of Communion with God: The Trinitarian Piety of John Owen. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2014. 136 pp. $10.00. Amazon |Barnes & Noble | | Reformation Heritage Books

John Owen offers the world a prolific treasury of theological riches. This [...]

Discipleship: Doing All to the Glory of God
by Donald S. Whitney – Nov 11

The unifying principle for all of life, including our spirituality, is found in 1 Corinthians 10:31 – “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” This is the sun around which every spiritual practice, every decision, every prayer, [...]