The term Family Leadership Network covers children’s ministries in our churches, but the name includes an intentional shift to also place a priority on equipping parents as the primary disciplers of the next generation.
NGLI Family Leadership Network supports this vision by supporting those within our dioceses and parishes that are actively ministering to the next generation. The NGLI guiding principle of developing the tools for discipleship is the primary area of focus for family ministry, specifically seeking to develop ways to support those in parish ministry by:
- connecting them to others in similar situations who can mentor or help;
- training those in parish ministry to strengthen efficacy;
- providing quality resources for use within the parish or diocesan ministry; and
- striving for the protection of children by researching and disseminating best practices for the prevention and reporting of sexual misconduct.
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
Follow the links below to discover resources you can use in your home and church to celebrate special milestones and seasons of the church year, and engage with issues related to parenting and the culture.
“We are what we love, and our love is shaped, primed and aimed by liturgical practices that take hold of our gut and aim our heart to certain ends.”
James K.A. Smith, Desiring the Kingdom
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
The Rev. Canon Meg Greto
The Rev. Canon Meg Greto serves as a Deacon in the Triangle Deanery. In 2021 she joined the Diocese of Christ our Hope as Canon for Ethics and Protection. Her role will be to support the bishop with policies, training, and resources to foster safeguarding in each of the diocese’s churches. She was most recently the Family Ministry Director at All Saints for 5.5 years.
Louise Brooks serves as the director of kids’ small groups at Restoration Anglican Church in Arlington, Virginia. She delights in seeing God’s people flourish. Getting a front row seat to the work the Lord is doing in and through them never ceases to take her breath away!
Terrice finds great joy in being a part of missional teams and has served as the Director of Children’s Ministries at Christ Church in Austin, Texas, since 2018. Experiencing the wonder of the Gospel through the richness of the liturgy at a young age has inspired her passion to help children discover God’s love for them and equip parents to cultivate their hearts toward strong roots of faith. She has extensive experience in ministry to children of all ages in a variety of arenas: churches, preschools, camps, reading programs and hospitals. Terrice was raised in Austin and she and her husband Richard and their daughters have also enjoyed living in such places as the Black Hills of South Dakota, the North Shore of Boston and the northern and southern borders of Texas.
What does the Family Leadership Network mean to you?
JOIN OUR NETWORK
The Family Leadership Network meets monthly via Zoom on the 3rd Wednesday at 11:00 am ET.
To join the conversation on Slack, email Meg Greto.
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