Family Life Ministry
The purpose of the Westside Family Life Ministry is to encourage, equip and strengthen Christ-oriented singles, marriages and families through Christian ministries and Godly counseling.
Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. (Psalm 127:1)
THE PURPOSE OF FAMILY LIFE MINISTRY
I. FAMILY MINISTRY HELPS FAMILIES FACE CHALLENGES
Families face great challenges today and family ministries can help.
The Divine ideals for marriage and family living is not evident in
our time today. Great crises face many families today.
(God’s design for the family structure is under attack.)
II. FAMILY MINISTRY PROVIDES NURTURE AND INSTRUCTION
One of the challenges facing the church is to nurture its members with biblical concepts of marriage, parenting and family living and to teach effective problem solving techniques and conflict resolution skills – in other words prevention and enrichment. (Providing tools and resources families can use). Family ministry is pro-active in recognizing the forces at work before family conflicts become serious and working to promote healthy family relationships while they are still manageable.
III. FAMILY MINISTRY IS EVIDENCE OF A CARING CHURCHThe church that cares about its members, will touch individuals where they live and help them to find more fulfilled lives as singles or married couples, as parents or children, is a church that will have influence in the community -- others will take notice and be drawn to it. A focus on family life can assist in revitalizing the church and helping it to grow.