Topic outline

  • General

    Welcome to 513 - Family Ministry Concepts!

    Here you will find the Course Syllabus as well as the weekly assignments.

    Please feel free to contact Foree@amchurch.net or at 979-229-0397. I will be available for explanation, clarification and instruction as needed.

    Foree Grove

  • Topic 1

    Week One: 
    Read Gilbert’s book on The Eight Concepts of Bowen and create a
    Glossary. Read also Chapter One in McGoldrick. It is very important that you
    read carefully and grasp the Systems Concept. 
    Begin outlining paper on Systems Theory. 
    Familiarize yourself with the other texts and articles.

    • Topic 2

      Week Two: Finalize research from Gilbert and other
      sources on Systems and begin preparing first paper on Systems for presentation to the instructor. Read McGoldrick – Chapter 8.

      • Topic 3

        Week Three: Read McGoldrick on GENOGRAMS along with applicable articles and prepare your personal Genogram for presentation to instructor. Have first draft of Systems paper ready, and send it to me for review.

      • Topic 4

        Week Four: GENOGRAM DUE. Read McGoldrick on GENOGRAMS along with
        applicable articles and prepare your personal Genogram for presentation to
        instructor.

      • Topic 5

        Week Five: Work on the SYSTEMS PAPER and GLOSSARY. They are due next week.  Guernesy and Sell on Family Ministry  (FM) should be read while keeping notes on
        basic Family Ministry philosophy and practice.

        • Topic 6

          Week Six: SYSTEMS PAPER and GLOSSARY DUE. Guernesy and Sell on Family Ministry  (FM) should be read while keeping notes on
          basic Family Ministry philosophy and practice.

        • Topic 7

          Week Seven:
          Begin work on paper on Family Ministry using notes from readings.  Take care to include in this paper all applicable material from Gilbert and McGoldrick.  Your work on FM should be inclusive of the Systems Theory perspectives.

          • Topic 8

            Week Eight:
            Continue work on paper on Family Ministry using notes from readings.  Take care to include in this paper all applicable material from Gilbert and McGoldrick.  Your work on FM should be inclusive of the Systems Theory perspectives.

            • Topic 9

              Week Nine:

              Family Ministry paper Due.

              Begin reading Chartier on Nurturing Faith as research material on Faith Development for a later paper.

            • Topic 10

              Week Ten: Begin outlining 10 page paper on Family Ministry and the Family Life Cycle.  This paper should reflect research gleaned from all of the required books and articles. It would also be helpful to do additional research from the internet relative to this subject.  Keep record of resources for the bibliography of this paper.  Send in this outline for my review.

            • Topic 11

              Week Eleven: Paper on Faith Development Due.

            • Topic 12

              Week Twelve:  Paper on Family Ministry and Family Life Cycle Due.