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An Idea for Integrating Students with Families in your Ministry

While at the D6 Conference, I talked with Jaymi and Kara Blankenship of RootedFamilies.com about how they’re intentionally connecting students with families in their local church. Their focus is especially on students who don’t have parents as spiritual leaders in the home.

Does your ministry do anything to give “spiritual orphans” some “spiritual parents” in the absence of it at home? If so, what does that look like like for you guys? Share your ideas for others in the comments below!


Posted on December 10, 2013

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  • Kelly Hitchcock

    Thanks for this video Tim (and Jaymi) and all your discussion on Family Ministry. Right now we are not doing a good job of facilitating the interaction between our “spiritual orphans” and other adults in our church. We have a van ministry that brings anywhere from 3-7 teenagers (along with younger children) to our church on Wednesday Nights, but there is no adult spiritual presence in their lives other than me. So thanks for getting me thinking about ways to begin integrating some of our other adults with these students.

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