Pastors, who do you see?

05.11.2012, 2:16 PM

The program Divorce Ministry 4 Kids* has a new blog post up which includes helpful questions to pastors, to help them think through the current status of their ministry to children from divorced or unmarried families and how they can improve. Questions include this excellent one:

When you picture the kids in your ministry at home, what do you see? Do you imagine kids in homes similar to yours? Do you see them in traditional two-parent homes? Or, are you tuned in to the reality of today’s kids?

UPDATE: In my first version of this post I mistakenly referred to this group as Divorce Care 4 Kids, whose program I have encountered (and recommended) before. I have now learned and corrected on this post that Divorce Ministry 4 Kids is a separate, distinct organization. The more the merrier!

3 Responses to “Pastors, who do you see?”

  1. Wayne Stocks says:

    Thank you for the link to this article. I think it is an important article for pastors, youth pastors and children’s pastors as they evaluate their ministries. One little correction though, the name of our ministry is Divorce Ministry 4 Kids. We are not associated with Divorce Care 4 Kids – though we are big fans of what they are doing. Divorce Care 4 Kids (DC4K) is a program/curriculum for children going through a divorce. Divorce Ministry 4 Kids is a ministry driven by a desire to inform, educate and train the church on the need to minister to these kids and call the church to action in addition to ministering directly to children of divorce.

    By the way, I loved your book. It was instrumental in really cementing my decision to get into this important ministry. I would love to interview you sometime for Divorce Ministry 4 Kids to share with our readers.

  2. Thank you so much for this! It’s a great article. So sorry to get you confused with the other program I know well. I’ll correct it now.

  3. PS I’ll also email you offline. We have a report coming out this fall I’d love to tell you about.