Family ministry is the church and the family partnering together to help lead children and students to follow Jesus.
This sounds obvious, but old methods of serving families essentially prioritized church involvement. Family ministry recognizes that parents are ultimately responsible for the spiritual guidance of their children, regardless of where they are on their own faith journey. The church’s role is to support them in that effort. Parents have a much greater influence than churches and a true family ministry does not fight against that. Instead, it uses that influence wisely.