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Session 1 || Church + Family + You: “Why Family Ministry?” Jonathan Cliff & Sam Luce

Goals for Breakout:
Goal #1: Give us _____________________to lead.
Goal #2: Give us _____________________ideas.
Goal #3: Stop practices that hurt our _____________________.

Family Ministry defined: _______________________________________________________________

What is our __________________________________________for Family Ministry? Wrong Right

•• •• ••

What are the _____________________towards a Family Ministry model? What are the main _____________________we face in Children’s Ministry?

The question to begin all discussion. We will take time to look at all of the right and

sometimes wrong motivations behind reaching children and the families that love them. We

will look at the influences and pressures that lead us in the direction of leading the families at

our church, and in doing so expose some core beliefs that will carry us through the change

needed at our churches.

What are the negotiables in Family Ministry?

3 Core Beliefs We MUST Share
#1 Everybody Lives _____________________, _____________________

#2 _____________________Hold the Most _____________________Over their _____________________.

#3 God Has _____________________us for this _____________________.

Resources that may be helpful for more research:

  • www.jonathancliff.com // Get more content from this Deeper Learning Track at www.jonathancliff.com/KIDMIN13
  • www.samluce.com //Get more content from this Deeper Learning Track at www.samluce.com/KIDMIN13
  • Book: Think Orange // Reggie Joiner and the team at Orange lay out their ministry manifesto for all things Family. This book doesn’t have the solutions to every family ministry problem, but it’s a great book for discussion with your team around the ideas of ministering to families, children, and students.
  • Book: Sticky Faith, by Kara Powell // Excellent resources available at http://stickyfaith.org/

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Session 2 || Church + Family + You: “Building a Family Ministry” Jonathan Cliff & Sam Luce Leading his hard. Trying to help people see something they have never seen before is one of the most

difficult things you can ever do. Let’s talk about what it takes to Build a Family Ministry.

  1. Align your _____________________
  2. _____________________Up
  3. Lead _____________________
  4. Lead _____________________

3 Ways We Can Help Families Win 1. _____________________
2. _____________________
3. _____________________

Start with the end in mind but don’t obsess over the outcome.

Resources that may be helpful for more research:

 

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Session 3 || Church + Family + You: “Advanced Family Integration” Jonathan Cliff & Sam Luce

Let’s discover some simple and creative ways to integrate family ministry into what you are already doing. When you look through the lens of real family ministry, you’ll find that much of what you want to do for families is already happening. It just needs to amplify in a tangible way that everyone can see and experience.

Simon Sinek – “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe”

The three groups of adults you influence

1. __________________________________________ 2. __________________________________________ 3. __________________________________________

What do you need to stop doing?

1. __________________________________________

2. __________________________________________

3. __________________________________________ It’s time to rethink the needs of your church.

 

 

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Session 4 || Church + Family + You: “Leading By Yourself” Jonathan Cliff & Sam Luce

Taking an Honest Approach to Family Ministry

Must Understand these 4 Truths to Positively Effect Change #1 // Leadership is _____________________.

#2 // _____________________Things [Have and Can] Bring Big Change #3 // You are the _____________________where you are

#4 // _____________________Breeds an Atmosphere for _____________________.

You’ve been down this road before, and you’re not sure how to bring all that you’ve heard about a “new

way” of doing ministry to your “old way” of church. Maybe you’re the lone voice for children and families in

your church. Maybe you’re the only one that carries the burden for families at your church. In this

breakout, we will tackle some encouraging ways to keep the fire burning for families…even when it’s just a

tiny fire you’re fighting to keep alive!

Resources that may be helpful for more research:

  • www.jonathancliff.com // Get more content from this Deeper Learning Track at www.jonathancliff.com/KIDMIN13
  • www.samluce.com //Get more content from this Deeper Learning Track at www.samluce/KIDMIN13

  • Book: Think Orange // Reggie Joiner and the team at Orange lay out their ministry manifesto for all things Family. This book doesn’t have the solutions to every family ministry problem, but it’s a great book for discussion with your team around the ideas of ministering to families, children, and students.
  • Book: Sticky Faith, by Kara Powell // Excellent resources available at http://stickyfaith.org/

 

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