Family Ministry Training: Leia Durland-Jones,Christina Rivera, Rev. Maria McCabe

The Family Ministry training is designed for shared ministry teams with a goal of helping religious professionals deepen and expand their understanding of and experience with family ministry in service to the whole congregation. Together we’ll unpack the idea of “family” as well as what we mean by “church as family.” We will also discover what ministering to, with and within families might look like. There is no “one size fits all” way to do successful family ministry. Paradigm shifts can take time and systemic change often happens in stages. We will examine the cultures in our own congregations to help us understand where we are and what might be possible. Then we will create a vision for holistic ministry for our UU families and explore how to get there.