The primary focus of Family Ministries is to help parents both understand and fulfill their biblical duties to spiritually lead and nurture their children as gifts from God (Psalm 127:3; Deuteronomy 6:5 – 9; Ephesians 6:1, 4). Working collaboratively with parents, the staff and leadership of the Family, Youth, and Children’s Ministries seek to nurture and encourage the entire family.


Our families represent the amazing diversity of both Chicago and The Moody Church. They come from varied ethnicities, different economic and educational backgrounds, and unique family and faith histories. Our programs are open to everyone, including single parents, blended families, grandparent assisted families, and those who don’t worship regularly at the church.  All are welcome!


During the COVID-19 restrictions, our ministries have adapted by either moving online or meeting in person with appropriate restrictions. Find links and/or information on all of our marriage- and family-related ministries below.

Wednesdays beginning September 30, in Kappeler Hall and via Zoom


This fall we’re doing a hybrid in-person / Zoom course looking at Entrusted with a Child’s Heart. Based on over 30 years of study and extensive ministry with families, Entrusted with a Child’s Heart guides parents in developing a plan of discipleship for their children. We’ll learn biblical guidelines on giving our families on a foundation of faith in Jesus, how to live by biblical convictions and priorities, the importance of protective circles of discipline for children, and more.


For information on how to attend, either via Zoom or in-person, contact Lori Imhof.

If you are interested in domestic infant adoption or international adoption and live in the Chicagoland area, this is a great starting point and resource as you begin to research more about if adoption is right for your family. Contact Roxana Thisse at for more information.

We have a number of ministries avaialble for children ages 0 through high school. To learn more, click here.

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