About The Journal
The Journal of Family and Community Ministries: Resources for Christian Leaders (JFCM) is an online, peer-reviewed journal that provides research-based articles to congregational and ministry leaders as they seek to serve others locally and globally. All articles published by JFCM undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the quality of the publication and trustworthiness of the content for congregational leaders.
JFCM publishes content in a number of different sections relevant to the Christian faith of families, the lives of congregations, and ways to know and care for others beyond the congregation. JFCM contains both research-based articles and annotated topical bibliographies.
Articles are written for congregational and ministry leaders, providing high quality research with an emphasis on how to apply it in ministry settings. Each article contains a Christian Leaders Summary that allows church and ministry leaders to learn from academic research and best practices without requiring them to read the entire article on which those summaries and practices are based. As JFCM continues to develop, it will expand to include practical resources such as curricula, devotionals, “how-to” guides, and much more.
JFCM is published by the Baylor University Center for Family and Community Ministries, located in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work and co-sponsored by the George W. Truett Theological Seminary. JFCM provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.