Expanded Resources for Reaching Nontraditional Families

Expanded Resources for Reaching Nontraditional Families

In our culture, it’s becoming less and less common to see nuclear families. In 2015, the Pew Research Center reported that less than half of American children live in a “traditional” family. So, what do these nontraditional families look like? The children may be living with their grandparents. They may be raised by a single mom or single dad. They may be adopted or in the foster care system.

Whatever the situation, these caregivers and children need the church’s support more than ever. Just like traditional parents, nontraditional caregivers may want to teach their children the Christian faith, but simply don’t know where to start. Here are a few resources to help your church nurture faith formation in these nontraditional families.

Grandparents raising grandchildren

Grandparents Who Parent Again
5 Ways to Encourage Grandparents (Who Are Raising Their Grandkids)
Ways to Minister to Kids Being Raised by Grandparents

Single parents

Statistics and ministry tips from curriculum provider
Single & Parenting
The Priority and Potential of Single-Parent Ministry

Single dads

Why Should Your Church Have a Single Father Ministry?
How Do You Help the Single Dads in Your Church?

Single moms

5 Reasons Your Church Should Serve Single Moms
Single-Mom Ministries Expand Their Place in Church

Foster parents

8 Ways to Support Foster Families in Your Church
Willing to Help; Something the Church Can Do For Foster Care
10 Ways You Can Help Children in Foster Care Without Being a Foster Parent


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