Next Session: June 30 - Aug 24, 2021


This 8-week course introduces students to a family ministry model that considers alignment, age characteristics, parents, small groups, and volunteerism. Students learn to apply a family ministry strategy that begins with age-graded leaders working together.


Students who successfully complete this course will:
Contrast approaches to family ministry in the modern church.
Evaluate current ministries for effectiveness and compliance to model.
Formulate strategies for transition from a model in which age-graded ministries work alone to a family ministry model. 
Construct plans to integrate department leaders as one team to establish and manage an overall strategy for programming, calendar, and budgets.
Select content as a catalyst to generate meaningful interaction with friends, groups, and family.
Construct a culture that values small group leaders who graduate into older age groups with the children or teenagers they lead.
Describe volunteer management best practices to ensure self-efficacy, satisfaction, organizational commitment, and intent to remain.

Students who successfully complete this course will:

  • Develop a comprehensive discipleship plan from birth to adulthood.
  • Develop weekly content and messaging that prioritizes developmentally appropriate truth and age characteristics.
  • Select age-graded curriculum that trains leaders and volunteers as they use it.
  • Synchronize programs into concise steps driven by a clear sense of mission and purpose.
  • Formulate a curriculum plan around the critical core concepts that are most important for students to understand and embrace at each stage of development.
  • Develop strategic small groups at every age level as a primary environment to help kids grow spiritually.
  • Compose a systematic plan to help kids and students volunteer as part of the discipleship process.


*Course is offered online only.

Price: $400.00
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