Family Ministry Field Guide is not a cure-all for family ministry, and it doesn’t claim to be. Therefore, anyone who comes to this book looking for all the Bible says about families will be disappointed. But so will the person who comes looking to find a new and improved program to upload at his church. Instead, Jones lays out a vision for family ministry that takes off from the Bible (Deut 6:6-9; Ps 78:1-8; Eph 6:1-4) and lands in the trenches of the Christian home and local church. In short, the book provides both precepts and practices, thus living up to its title as a field guide.
Click here to download the first chapter of Family Ministry Field Guide for free. After reading this chapter, what are some of the specific gaps that you see in your church between the way things are and the way things ought to be? Which of these gaps do you think will be the most difficult to overcome? Which ones will be easier to overcome?