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    “We Have One”

    Please help me in welcoming Blake Caldwell as a guest blogger. In this post Blake shares his thoughts as part of the Family Ministry Blog Tour. Check out all the posts HERE.   “We have one!” That’s the answer I got while being interviewed for a kids pastor position I eventually took at Faith Community Church in L.A.   Back it up a little…they were asking me what my thoughts were on Family Ministry.  I paused, only briefly, (this was almost nine years ago) and then I answered.  “You know, I really don’t know”.  Perhaps not the best answer for an interview, but it was exactly where I was at in…

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    Where Have I Been

    I have often heard senior pastors refer the the summer as “the slow season”. It is all I can do to keep from busting out laughing when I hear this. If you are in children’s or youth ministry then you know what I am talking about. Now in defense of these senior pastors this remark is not a reflection of a collasal disconnect between them and the children’s or youth ministry. I understand that what they are refering to are the areas of the church that affect them more directly. From their pespective overall attendance does tend to be lower in the summer, giving does tend to be lower in…

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    What does Family Ministry look like within a Special Needs Ministry?

    Today I must apologize to Meaghan Wall. This post was written by her for the Family Ministry Blog Tour. It was scheduled for 1 week ago, and I failed to get it up. I was fortunate to have dinner with Meaghan and others after the Orange Conference. I was impressed with her level of expertise in regards to special needs ministry. As I began planning the Family Ministry Blog Tour I knew that I wanted Meaghan to share her thoughts from the perspective of special needs ministry. With that in mind her is Meaghan Wall’s answer to the question, What is Family Ministry? I’ve been working as a Special Needs…

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    Family Ministry: Are you a Rock Star or a Tour Guide?

    Today’s post is a guest post by my ministry friend Jeremy Lee. Here is his answer to the question, “What is Family Ministry?”   “Family Ministry” dances dangerously on the fine line of terms that everyone uses and no one understands. In the Christian Community it hangs out with terms like “missional”, “relevant”, and “emergent”. That is why Matt Norman’s Family Ministry Blog Tour makes sense.  It’s a chance to wade through the miry meanings of the term to glean helpful, practical, and real methods to impact families. Family Ministry happens when ministers choose to be tour guides. As a minister you can either be a rock star or a…

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    What is Family Ministry by Ethan Davis.

    Today I am opening up my blog to Ethan Davis for his answer to the question, What is family ministry?  I hope you enjoy his post as much as I have. Family Ministry & the Über Question … What?!? If you have just tuned into the FamMin (aka Family Ministry) blog tour, we are a group of people who have come together to answer the question “what is family ministry?” We have varied backgrounds in ministry, age, experience,and almost any other qualifier. Bottom line – just a group of people seeking God and following the rabbit trail of a really great question. To that end, here is my swing at…