POTTER’S OUTREACH 2020
Family Life Ministries
The family life department will develop and nurture a ministry for all types of families, striving to guide, nurture, and support all people as they grow as Christian disciples. The family life team must pay attention to family circumstance, understand the home as a setting for spiritual formation, and provide relevant and intentional ministry for all families through the church and in the community. All ministries must address basic human needs as well as provide opportunities for faith formation, service, and witness. The family life ministry team will work to develop programs that will provide family members opportunities to grow in their relationship with God and respond to that relationship faithfully in the church and the world.
Duties of the Family life ministries
- Maintain a healthy and growing spiritual life and will lead other church families to do the same.
- Be attentive to the hopes, concerns, and needs of families of all configurations in the community to determine how the congregation might serve them and how they might serve one another as Christian disciples and good neighbors.
- The team needs to be familiar with the congregation’s overall goals and how they are achieved through the congregation’s ministry with families.
- The team will encourage the extension of the goals of the congregation to include all types of families.
- The team will be an advocate for all kinds of families, educating the congregation and community about the forms of family life in the twenty-first century, and encouraging families with resources for Christian living.
- This team will work with others to plan and carry out ministry with families in a varied and wide-ranging program that includes worship, study, fellowship, service opportunities, and so forth.
- The family life department will build networks with community organizations and people to connect the congregation with the community for a strong program. The coordinator will look for new ministry opportunities.
- The team will meet regularly and also attend monthly workers’ meeting to plan its programs.
- The head of family life will work with the church leadership to ensure the success of the team planned programs.
- This ministry tem members benefits from having one or more of these spiritual gifts: servanthood, teaching, exhortation (encouragement), leadership, administration, helping, and shepherding. This leader should show evidence of passion for family ministry, prior effective ministry leadership, and active and growing discipleship.
- Useful skills include strong communication skills, the ability to listen to and communicate with people of all ages, and the ability to work with other ministry leaders, the ability to delegate responsibility and follow up to complete tasks. Knowledge and respect for Adventist doctrine.
- The family life leader and his/her team should show genuine interest in responding to the hopes and concerns of all families in the church and the community at large.