In 2015, CGMC (the Consultative Group for Ministry among Children) and the Methodist Church embarked on a major research project to explore the diversity of family ministry within the church.
The result was a report, which suggests that family ministry is most effective when:
- there is a clear definition of family ministry and support in a particular context or church
- family workers have a clear mandate for their role and are well resourced and trained
- churches have a fully embedded faily ethos, sharing a vision of what family means in the church community and a commitment to support families in the local environment
Core Skills for Family Ministry offers an in-house training resource to help churches explore family ministry further.