Family Ministry Today

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


How to Relate to Your In-Laws for the Glory of God and the Good of Your Family

by Blake T. Ring – Sep 4

Lydia and I married in 2005. Since then we have never lived more than seven miles from my wife’s parents. My father-in-law and I have also worked on the same church staff since 2004. While some may view my relationship with my in-laws as a little too close for comfort, it has been a [...]

Book Review: ‘Impress Faith on Your Kids,’ by Mark Holman

Book Review: ‘Impress Faith on Your Kids,’ by Mark Holman

by Troy W. Temple – Aug 28

Impress Faith on Your Kids. By Mark Holmen. Nashville, TN: Randall House, 2011, 128 pp., $11.99.

It’s often true that simpler is better. In the landscape of family ministry discussions in the church today, solutions can sometimes feel elusive. Church leaders seem to [...]

Research Brief – Biblical Counseling Case Study: When a Parent Fails

by Lilly Park – Aug 22

The question asked by the two girls is a difficult one to answer with adults, let alone with children. After listening to each girl express her thoughts and questions, I asked them a question: “What would you want to say to your father?” One of the girls said she wanted to know why her [...]

Earn Up to Six Hours of Credit at the D6 Conference, September 26-28, 2012

by Derek Brown – Aug 20


The D6 Conference is already one of the premier family ministry conferences in North America, consistently equipping ministers and parents for gospel-driven discipleship in their homes.

Now, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College have partnered with D6 to offer an even [...]

Mary Kassian Reviews ‘Missional Mom’ by Helen Lee at The Gospel Coalition

by Jason Coobs – Aug 16

Mary Kassian recently reviewed Helen Lee’s new book, Missional Mom: Living with Purpose at Home and In the World at the Gospel Coalition.  Below is an excerpt and link to the review.

In her book The Missional Mom, author Helen Lee addresses the question, [...]

Podcast with Steve Wright on Family Ministry, Part 2

by Derek Brown – Aug 16

Here is the second installment of Steve Wright’s interview with Brian Upshaw on encouraging churches develop better strategies to help families.

You can listen to the podcast here.

You can listen to Part 1 here.

Podcast provided by Church and Family Connect.

Podcast with Randy Stinson on Family Ministry, Part 2

by Derek Brown – Aug 16

Here is another podcast with Dr. Randy Stinson in which he talks about various trends in family discipleship and offers timely counsel to pastors and parents for training the next generation.

You can listen to the podcast here. (Running Time: 23:32)

You can listen to [...]

Book Review: ‘Spiritual Parenting: An Awakening for Today’s Families’ by Michelle Anthony

Book Review: ‘Spiritual Parenting: An Awakening for Today’s Families’ by Michelle Anthony

by Jared Kennedy – Aug 13

Spiritual Parenting: An Awakening for Today’s Families. By Michelle Anthony. David C. Cook, 2010, 219 pages, $14.99.

It has been said that the work of orthodox teaching is not only to present the same old truths without compromise but to present them more [...]

A Biblical Theology of Motherhood

by Derek Brown – Jul 30

Please click here for a PDF copy of this article.

Gazing out the window, Bellatrix despised what she saw—those smiling saps with all the children. And at the center of the melee was Prudentia. Dopey grin, doting husband on her arm, and the swarm of children crowding her home [...]

Calvin on Teaching Your Children

by Derek Brown – Jul 25

A powerful reminder from Calvin for parents–especially fathers–to instruct their children.

When God has given a man children, it is not only that he should have charge to give them bread to eat, but good instruction is the main thing. And this is what we should bestow most pains in. But we see nowadays the [...]