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Center for Family and Community Ministries

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Be sure to visit the Center for Family and Community Ministries website to read more about our ongoing projects!
The Center for Family and Community Ministries exists to strengthen ministries designed to serve families and communities.

To support and enhance the work of congregations and denominational agencies with families and communities, the CFCM provides:
  • Knowledge that is relevant -- through current applied research and theory development
  • Continuing education that is useful -- through quality workshops and training opportunities
  • Resources that are practical -- through electronic media, a print journal and a quarterly newsletter

What is Family Ministry?

The CFCM engages in a variety of projects designed to help us learn more about families and to help servant leaders better care for families. The CFCM provides:
  • The Church Census, a census of families in your church and consultation designed to strengthen your family ministry
  • Workshops including our Family Ministry Academy, a certificate program for congregational leaders
  • Beginning in Summer 2007, Family and Community Ministries, the premier journal for research and practice knowledge relevant to leaders in congregations, religiously affiliated organizations and denominational agencies

What is Community Ministry?

Similarly, the CFCM engages in a variety of projects designed to help us understand diverse communities and to prepare leaders for service in their communities.

We are engaged in the Congregational Community Ministries Project, a three-year grant funded by the Christ Is Our Salvation Inc. private foundation to help churches strengthen ministries to their communities through social work leadership. This project provides learning opportunities for social work student interns, training in local churches through a consulting team and practical resources that will be made available through our web site.