When I started this blog in November 2014, I did so with great trepidation and a whole lot of hope. My heart was to provide a place for churches and homes looking to transition to a more home-based, intergenerational ministry focus to find the tools and encouragement needed for that to succeed. My desire has always been to help ministers and parents find a place where they feel equipped, supported and nurtured as they lead children and youth in relationships of discipleship and mentorship.
But I wanted to do this because I had been gifted in similar ways by other ministers who had gone before me; ministers who had poured into me encouragement and vision and excitement for this thing called family and intergenerational ministry.
I realize that not all of us can afford the time or the money it takes to go to a conference and soak up that kind of amazing insight and teaching. Which is why I am so excited to share with you about D6 Family’s online family ministry conference, D6 Days, coming up this Monday and Tuesday (May 2 & 3).
D6 Days is an opportunity for you to hear from some of the leading ministers it the areas of family, children’s, youth, and next gen ministries on topics ranging from cross-cultural ministry to marriage from the comfort and convenience of your own home or office. And the best part about it is that it is free.
Even if you can only tune in for a few of the sessions, please do.
Follow the online conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Join in the discussion with other parents and ministers all over the world. I truly believe you will blessed just as I have been by the things that are shared and the encouragement that is offered. I will be joining the group in Nashville for D6 Days, live tweeting, blogging, and answering questions along with a team of people dedicated to serving you.
It has been an absolute blessing to be able to share my heart on this blog with so many of you. I truly do believe this would be a blessing to you as well. Feel free to shoot me a message any time with questions, ideas, or just to say HI! I’m always looking for topics that you are wanting ideas and suggestions for in regard to transitioning towards family and intergen ministry, so send those my way too.
I hope to “see” you at D6 days! Keep serving Him!
For more information about
- Kids in Worship
- Determining which Type of Family Ministry model works best for your church
- Encouraging the continued conversation through Practical Discipleship at Home
- Seminars, Workshops, Coaching
About the author
Christina Embree is wife to Pastor Luke, mom to three wonderful kids, and family minister at Nicholasville UMC. She is passionate about seeing churches partnering with families to encourage faith formation at home and equipping parents to disciple their kids in the faith. Currently studying Family, Youth and Children’s Ministry at Wesley Seminary, she also blogs at www.refocusministry.org and is a contributing blogger at D6 Family, Seedbed, and ChildrensMinistryBlog.com.