How to Thrive — Not Just Survive

Families in ministry have a lot to juggle - not only the responsibilities of ministry, church, and society, but also raising children and developing family life at the same time. This book examines some of the specific areas that families involved in ministry have to face, and offers suggestions for spouse dialogue, creative activities, and practical ways to apply these at home in your family. Twenty-seven personal testimonies from families all over the world provide encouragement and inspiration for the daring and courageous adventure of being a family in ministry.

This book is also designed to be used as a course manual for groups of parents, encouraging group discussion and learning together from one another's experiences.

Also available in Russian

We are happy to announce that our book "Families in Ministry" is now available in Russian language. We had been waiting for the release for a long time and it was quite an effort by very dedicated people to make this book available to a huge number of people in the Russian speaking world.


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Now in Bengali!

The translation of "Families in Ministry" for Bangladesh was an entirely local initiative with funding from a small church in Eastern Germany. Bangladesh has a population of aver 140 million people. In the list of the most spoken languages worldwide Bengali ranks number 6. 

Excellent and Practical Help

To equip and release families into their God-given calling and to see our society changed and transformed by such families is one of the very urgent and important tasks of the Body of Christ. This book is an excellent and practical help and inspiration in this. Angela and Andreas Frész share not just theory or ideas but real life stories and examples. I highly recommend this book to read and to put it into practice."

Christoph Leu, King's Kids International, Exec. Director

Timely, Down-to-Earth and very Readable

Angela and Andreas have given us a book that is timely, down-to-earth, practical and very readable. Today's families in ministries need this type of clear advice from those who have "walked the talk"!
Highly recommended reading.

Jeff & Romkje Fountain

The Truths They Share Are Authentic

I have had the priviledge of working closely with Andreas and Angela since 1990. They and their two children helped me and my wife staff a three-month YWAM Family Ministry School in the U.S. I have been in their home on numerous occasions since that time and have personally observed how they live out the principles presented in this practical and insightful book. I can testify that the truths they share are authentic and have been lived out on their own family. If you are called to serve the Lord as a family and are feeling overwhelmed by the pressures and demands of ministry, this book is for you. You, too, can thrive and not just survive.

Larry Ballard, former director of YWAM Family Ministries International