An Understanding of Youth & Family Ministry

Youth and family ministry is a holistic and intergenerational approach to ministry.  It is primarily not about children, youth, or families.  It is primarily about Jesus.  It is about discipleship and passing on the faith.  It is not just children’s ministry or youth ministry.  It everything that God is doing in the community through the congregation.  Thus a director of youth and family ministry must work with the whole ministry team of the congregation, have a clear understanding of the vision and mission of the congregation, and understand faith formation.

- Dr. Richard A. Hardel

Faith Lutheran Church - 155 Boyson Road, Marion, IA 52302 - 319.377.9700