“Far more powerful than any sermon that can be preached is the influence of a true home upon human hearts and lives” (The Ministry of Healing, p. 352). The family meets the needs of social contact, belonging, love, and intimacy and helps establish personal identity and self worth. In the family, lifelong values are instilled.
To help meet the needs of families, appoint a Family Ministries leader to assess the needs of church families and provide pertinent information to the church pastor and elders. Working closely together, the pastor, elders, and the leader minister to families in difficulty, and present special family ministries programs to nurture all church families in the congregation.