30 July 2015

Conference to highlight changing face of family ministry

A new report looking into the diversity of family life and a new Core Skills for Family Ministry training course will be launched at the We are Family Family ministry Conference on 11-12 September.

Delegates can expect to attend workshops exploring the six different sessions of the new training course, network with other family workers from across the country and hear a keynote speech from Carrie Longton, co-founder of parenting website Mumsnet.

Gail Adcock, Family Ministry Development Officer for the Methodist Church said: "Many churches across the country have family workers or provide pastoral care to families in some capacity. But, as seen in the report, what constitutes a family is changing.

"The We are Family Conference will be a fantastic opportunity for anybody who works with families to better understand the wide diversity of families today and be better equipped to tackle some of the different challenges that the changing face of family ministry brings. As the word 'family' develops new meaning and incorporates a growing variety of types so too must the family ministry of the Church develop, to better equip and support all families - whatever they might look like." 

The We are Family conference will be held on 11-12 September 2015, at Liverpool Hope University, L16 9JD. Residential, non-residential and day delegate tickets are still available, starting from £60.

Click here for more information and to book your tickets.


  1. We are Family: The Changing Face of Family Ministry report is a culmination of two years' ground-breaking research and consultation regarding the current shape of work with families across the Church in the UK, undertaken on behalf of the  CGMC.
  2. Mumsnet is one of the UK's largest websites dedicated to making parents' lives easier by pooling knowledge, advice and support.

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