Family Ministries works to develop resources, coordinate and promote training events, and provide networking opportunities for those who work on behalf of the family in our conference.
"Few things are more universal than family." You and I are a part of one whether married or single, parenting or not - AND WE ARE IMPORTANT TO GOD! Recognizing that not only traditional, but also single parent and blended families, cohabiting coupes, dual career families, divorcees, widows, and a host of other family types reside in the ten-island territory of the North Caribbean Conference, a few of our goals for this quadrennium are as follows: (1) To intentionally address the needs of families (including singles) (2) Strengthen the quality of parenting at all levels (3) Enhance family bonding (4) Create more family-friendly church environments, and last but not least (5) Reach families for Jesus. We solicit your prayers as together we ask God to transform our families for his honor and glory.
Get certified in 6 months! CONTACT NCC FAMILY LIFE DEPARTMENT BEFORE September 21, 2018.
PARTICIPANTS IN THIS PARTICULAR CERTIFICATION OFFERED BY THE FAMILY LIFE DEPARTMENT OF NCC MUST HAVE ACCESS TO EMAIL & WHATSAPP!
There are ten (10) modules in the Family Ministries Leadership Certification:
Module 1 Biblical and Theological Foundations for Family Ministries
Module 2 Family: Center for Evangelism
Module 3 Families in Society
Module 4 Marriage and Family Dynamics
Module 5 Interpersonal Relationships
Module 6 Parent Education and Guidance
Module 7 Human Growth and Development
Module 8 Human Sexuality
Module 9 Family Resource Management
Module 10 Family Ministries Implementation and Professional Ethics
The ten (10) modules should contain 40 contact hours consisting of lectures, [activities/exercises] and reading assignments. Therefore, 4 hours should be allotted to each module.
Each module training lecture [and activities] should be 2 hours, maximum.
Independent learning should take up the remaining 2 hours in each module. Each module includes a list of recommended reading and/or videos. Reading of recommended books and recommended video viewing can fulfill this requirement, under the following guidelines:
Read one medium-size book (100-200 pages) or
Read for 2 hours any of the recommended reading.
Recommended video-viewing (1-hour maximum) may apply to the required 2 hours of independent learning.
The independent learning of Module 10 should include a practicum, where the new Family Ministries Leader actually presents a Family Ministries seminar (not to exceed 45 minutes) to a group. The remaining hour may be used preparing the presentation.
When a student attends all lectures and fulfills the independent learning requirements of all ten modules, and has had their program card completed and signed, he/she is eligible to receive Family Ministries Leadership Certification.
Certificates will be presented by the North Caribbean Conference Family Ministries office.
IN ORDER FOR PARTICIPANTS TO BE CERTIFIED WITHIN A FIVE MONTH PERIOD, ONE MODULE WILL BE COMPLETED EVERY 2 WEEKS. BELOW IS THE CYCLE:
Lecture/Activities Section (2 Hours)
1. Listen to lecture part 1. (5 minutes)
2. Complete activity/exercise No. 1 (20 minutes)
3. Listen to lecture part 2. (5 minutes)
4. Complete activity/exercise No. 2 (20 minutes)
5. Listen to lecture part 3. (10 minutes)
6. Participate in WhatsApp Discussion #1 (week 1 – 30 minutes)
7. Participate in WhatsApp Discussion #2 (week 2 – 30 minutes)
Independent Reading (2 Hours)
The list of Suggested Textbooks for Independent Learning for each module along with a link to an online pdf version of ONE of those textbooks is provided so that participants do not have to incur any expense for textbooks.
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