School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Christian Young Adult, Discipleship, Family, Family Equipping Ministries, Intergenerational, Spiritual Leadership at Home
Biblical Studies | Christian Denominations and Sects | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Lau, Yat, "The Church is Familial and is Built on Spiritually Strong Families" (2017). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1347.
Christ’s headship of the church has strong parallels to the husband’s headship of the family unit. As postmodernism, socio-economic factors, egalitarianism, globalization and shifts in the communicational processes drive inter-generational issues to greater heights, insidiously tear families apart—relationally, intellectually and spiritually. On the other hand, the church models the world through its discipleship programs, organization structures and has asserted itself as the spiritual head of the home. This paper will survey Christian young adults to identify key influences on their spiritual formation and family ministries the church provide to support families. The paper will provide a critique on family-equipping ministries that can help bridge the intergenerational divide in the church, re-integrate the family and reestablish spiritual leadership in the home.