7 Family Ministry Essentials by Michelle Anthony and Megan Marshman book review.
About the book:
7 Family Ministry Essentials: A Strategy for Culture Change in Children’s and Student Ministries (David C. Cook, June 2015)With decades of ministry experience, Michelle Anthony and Megan Marshman capture the guiding essentials of life-changing family ministry.These seven essentials for children and student leaders emphasize:
1. Empowering families to take spiritual leadership in the home
2. Forming lifetime faith that transcends childhood beliefs
3. Teaching Scripture as the ultimate authority of truth
4. Understanding the role of the Holy Spirit to teach and transform
5. Engaging every generation in the gospel of God’s redemptive story
6. Making God central in every biblical narrative and daily living
7. Participating in community with like-minded ministry leaders
7 Family Ministry Essentials will energize and equip you with the practical steps, inspirational stories, and biblical foundation you need as you lead those in your ministry.
Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1KIAw33
About the Authors:
DR. MICHELLE ANTHONY is the vice president and publisher of learning resources at David C Cook and a popular speaker in the area of family ministry. She is the author of Spiritual Parenting,The Big God Story, and Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family. Michelle has graduate degrees in Christian education, Bible and theology as well as over twenty-five years of family ministry experience. Michelle and her husband, Michael are the parents of two adult children and live in Colorado.
MEGAN MARSHMAN is the director of student resources and production for David C Cook and has led and challenged thousands of students in their faith at Hume Lake Christian Camps. With a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Azusa Pacific University, Megan speaks nationally at churches, conferences, and university chapels. She and her husband, Randy, live in Long Beach, California.
My review: Michelle and Megan are both gifted writers…they write to inform and instruct parents and children’s ministry workers in helping children own their own faith. Their writing style makes it easy for all readers to understand and digest their message.
With children walking away from their faith in record numbers parents and children’s ministry workers want to know what to do to turn this around. Michelle and Megan have years of experience with children and have learned a great deal about how to train the next generation to walk closely with the Lord.
These two authors break it down and give practical ways to help implement these principles with our children. As parents and children’s ministry workers we want to help our children grow in their faith, but often don’t know how. Michelle and Megan have given us much help in this are with their insightful words.
There are a lot of books written about how to impart one’s faith to our children, however most do not offer us a real concrete way to do this…Michelle and Megan do. I highly recommend this book to all parents and children’s ministry teams…a great resource. I would give this book five stars.