family ministry

Family Ministry: PROOF Pirates Book and Vacation Bible School Material

Chore charts. Report cards. Standardized tests. Athletic banquets. Kids are inundated with messages about their performance. Because performance—work and reward—is one of the basic structures of our lives, kids often grow up thinking, “I am what I am because of […]

Family Ministry: What If Your Child Is Far More Than Your Child?

Timothy Paul Jones
October 12, 2015

An excerpt from my recent book, co-edited with Dr. John David Trentham, Practical Family Ministry YOUR CHILD IS FAR MORE THAN YOUR CHILD Viewed from the vantage of creation and fall, children are both gifts to be treasured and sinners to […]

Practical Family Ministry: A Book I’m Not Embarrassed to Beg You to Buy

Timothy Paul Jones
September 21, 2015

You may have noticed that I have a new book out that I co-edited with my colleague Dr. John David Trentham. In Practical Family Ministry, we’ve brought together several practitioners to provide you with a plethora of practical ideas to strengthen your […]

Family Ministry: Three Truths and Three Tips for Engaging with Families in Your Church

Timothy Paul Jones
September 16, 2015

The animated feature The Incredibles is a favorite movie in our household—and one of our favorite scenes is the family meal early in the film. Dinner at the Parr household has deteriorated into pandemonium. The infant squeals in delight at […]

Family Ministry: The D6 Conference Celebrates Six Years

Timothy Paul Jones
October 13, 2014

D6 launched its first family ministry conference in 2009. Six years later, the D6 Conference has developed into a global community of leaders who are forming the future of family ministry. I’ve been privileged to partner with D6 since 2010, […]

Family Ministry: Join Me for Free Dinner and Family Ministry Forum at D6 Conference in Louisville

Timothy Paul Jones
September 28, 2014

Are you planning to attend the D6 Conference in Louisville? While you’re enjoying D6 Louisville, the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary wants: * to take you to dinner, * to provide […]

Family Ministry: The First Step Toward Launching Your Church’s Family Ministry

Timothy Paul Jones
August 20, 2014

Strangely enough, the hardest first step toward family-equipping ministry for most churches is not an organizational step. The hardest step and the first step, when a church catches the vision for family ministry, is to draw the staff together to […]

Family Ministry: How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Way We Teach Our Children

Timothy Paul Jones
August 1, 2014

To have a biblical worldview is to interpret every aspect of our lives—including our relationships with children—within the framework of God’s story. At the center of God’s story stands this singular act: In Jesus Christ, God personally intersected human history […]

Leadership: Three Crucial Priorities for Shepherd Leaders

Timothy Paul Jones
July 30, 2014

A couple of years ago, an individual who thought he might be called to pastoral ministry informed me, “I love to teach, and I want to preach—but I can’t stand people.” He went on to describe his dream position: to […]

Family Ministry: Learning to Do Less So That Parents Can Do More

Timothy Paul Jones
July 28, 2014

Parents in your ministry don’t have time to disciple their children—or, at least, that’s the way many of them feel when they look at their weekly to-do lists. According to recent research in the field of family ministry, half of […]