Group Formation Helps
The ideal use for this Family2Family
curriculum is to be utilized
within a mentoring relationship between two couples. If you
are not in a mentoring relationship with another couple speak
to your local family life director in your church congregation
to see if they can help unite you in a mentoring program.
are many excellent marriage mentoring programs available that
your church can incorporate. One such course from Smart Marriages
inc. by Michael McManus, is the Marriage Savers Program. Marriage
Savers helps a church recruit, train, and commission mentor
couples in local churches. Marriage Savers purpose is to help
couples who either need help preparing for marriage, or are
aiming to strengthen a marriage, or need help to restore a troubled
marriage. Some churches use the Marriage Mentoring Program by
Les Parrott. Parrott's Mentoring program also has training and
recruiting for mentors and the program is designed to help strengthen
marriages. Another resource for church based Family life education
is Family Foundations International from Pastor Craig Hill.
a Mariage mentoring Program.
If your Church is not able to start a marriage mentoring program,
just find a couple in your church to mentor you. Look for a
spiritual couple that has been married for more than 5 years
and currently has a very strong relationship.
Family2Family curriculum can be used in connection with already
established marriage mentoring programs like any of the ones
mentioned above or it can be used as a stand alone marriage
Family2Family curriculum uses a WebQuest format with a problem
based learning approach. There are 6 skill sections. Each skill
section should be followed in numerical order. Within each skill
section there are 4 case studies. Each case study follows the
growth of one of four different couples.
Choose one couple and learn their family history, staying with
that same couple through each of the 6 skill sections until
you have completed all 6 sections. In this way you have a variety
of four different scenarios for each skill section. Then this
curriculum can be used four different times without repetition.
When a mentoring team meets, only attempt to do one skill section
at a time. For example, if your mentoring team meets once a
week then only do one section a week. Doing more than one lesson
at a time will minimize the effectiveness of each lesson.
Skill Section follows the same WebQuest process that will take
you through six learning steps.
skill has case studies that build on one another and are best
done when followed in chronological order.
1 - Learn about the family history of your family of choice.
2 - Read the case study on the same family you chose in
Step 1, being sure to answer the reflection questions at the
end of each case study.
3 - As a team produce a Problem Statement related to the
issues you have learned about the family and what you know about
this topic. Use the Discussion/Communication box to share what
you have produced and read what others have produced as well.
4 - Use the Links to go on a WebQuest to research on the
web the problem and potential solutions to the problem.
5 - As a team produce a Hypothesis that describes a solution
that "what should we do" to help resolve some of the
family issues you have researched. Use the Discussion/Communication
box to share what you have produced and read what others have
produced as well.
6 - Use the Discussion/Communication box to reflect and
share what you have learned from the WebQuest. As well as to
dialog with other teams on their ideas and conclusions.
you have finished each skill section take the self-evaluation
test to grade yourself on how well you accomplished your tasks.
you complete all six skill sections, take part in the curriculum
Survey designed to improve the use of this curriculum by the
suggestions of the users.
The Family2Family Online Curriculum was written and designed
by Dannie Storie. Web design by Dannie Storie with PHP and
MySQL programing by Rob Durkin.
you have suggestions or comments about this Curriculum?
contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org