Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions?

  • How do we know if our children’s and youth ministry programs are effective?

  • How do we equip parents and grandparents to disciple their family?

  • How do we measure growth in children and students?

  • How do we know our children are developing a deep and lasting faith?

  • Are there tools that will help our families and church reach and disciple young people?

The Problem

There are 168 hours in a week. For kids, media gets 28+. Education gets 30+. The church gets 1-2. Combine that with parents and grandparents doing little and we get Judges 2:10.

  • No family worship, intentional plan, or training by church. “A majority of parents do not spend any time during a typical week discussing religious matters or studying religious materials with their children … parents typically have no plan for the spiritual development of their children; do not consider it a priority, have little or no graining in how to nurture a child’s faith.”
  • Infrequent church attendance. “The average child attends an evangelical megachurch less than two times per month.”
  • Strong media and educational influence. The averagel young person logs 4-9 hours of TV, vodeo, and internet per day and 16,000 educational hours between K-12. “Children will be in school 60 times as much as in church.”

Many families rely on this pattern for the spiritual training of their children and the results are not good.



If you would like to explore if the family ministry revitalization is a good fit for your church, then the next step is to contact Josh Mulvihill at joshmulvihill@gmail.com.