An examination of the challenges individuals and families face and how Christian ministers can be agents of change. In this course students are introduced to various practices and procedures for ministering to individuals and families in church and para-church settings. Students will be taught how to develop models and methods of ministering to today’s families based upon sound theological, educational, and cultural considerations. Prerequisites: MSMN 135, MSMN 136. Credit, 3 hours. Offered spring semester of each year.