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!

Next session: Sundays beginning September 24


This nine-week course is typically offered twice each year, in February and September. The class is required for those seeking to be married at The Moody Church, but is open to any couple desiring to start their marriage on a solid, biblical basis. It features PREPARE/Enrich testing and practical biblical teaching by mature pastoral and lay couples. Click here to download an info sheet about the class.


The course fee of $80 per couple is for the workbooks and in-class materials. The PREPARE/Enrich testing costs $35 and is paid separately to the testing service by each couple. Register at the link below; if you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Wade.


Wednesdays beginning Fall 2023, 6:45–8:00pm in Room 108


No matter the age or stage of your kids, every parent will benefit from joining the Parenting Class, facilitated by Pastor Bill Bertsche and Bob and Linda Gunter. New this winter, we’re using Sacred Parenting: How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls by Gary Thomas. We will be using the Scriptures and video teaching by Gary Thomas, whose major claim to fame is the now classic book entitled Sacred Marriage. Thomas’ parenting book is a similar deep look into what a truly Christian life should look like in our second most important human relationship. Can parenting God’s way, guided by the Bible, transform mom’s and dad’s lives? Can the parenting journey actually change us so deeply that we become more godly and faith focused? Is it possible that among God’s important purposes for our parenting is making US like Christ? Come and see.


For information on how to attend, 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. Click here for more information.

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