New Concentration in Children and Family Ministry

[quote-block description=”Rob Rienow” quote=”As the family goes, so goes the church, and as the church goes, so goes the city, the nation, and the Great Commission.”]

The heart of the Children and Family Ministry Concentration is to train ministers to train parents to train their children and so fulfill the Great Commission. God’s biblical methodology to reach the next generation consists of parents passing their faith down to their children and their children’s children. The concentration is comprised of four courses deliberately crafted to include a biblical framework, spiritual formation and practical ministry skills:

  • Foundations in Children and Family Ministry  grounds students on a biblical foundation for family ministry emphasizing the distinct roles of church and family.
  • Parenting and Faith Development  equips parents to be spiritual shepherds of their children emphasizing the habit of family worship.
  • Ministry to Children and Families   prepares students to lead a Gospel-driven ministry to children emphasizing parent-church partnerships.
  • Leadership in Children and Family Ministry  trains students to implement family ministry emphasizing the minister’s spiritual leadership qualities and character development.

Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation.
Joel 1:3

The new Concentration in Children and Family Ministry will begin in August 2015.

Dr. Gliebe developed the Children and Family Ministry Concentration for Carroll Institute in line with her belief that a seminary education must be a “training-in-righteousness” (Coe 2000) where rigorous academics, practical ministry skills and spiritual formation intertwine seamlessly to produce Christ-like disciples and Kingdom practitioners. Her passion is to train ministers to train parents to train their children spiritually. She resides in Benbrook, TX with her husband and best friend Steven.

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