Letter from the Dean

Welcome to Familymin Academy!

I believe that ministry to the next generation and their families is the most critical and important ministry in the church today. That’s why I have been active in some form of family ministry for almost 30 years! While ministry to today’s children and youth is important, it’s also quite challenging to meet the ever-changing needs of their unique family needs. That’s why we’ve created Familymin Academy. We want to equip you to lead a vibrant, gospel-centered and transforming ministries to, with and for families—no matter what form “family” takes in our diverse culture and society.

I invite you to explore our website to get a better understanding of who we are and how we can serve you. You will find a learning community that is highly educational and extremely practical, a community focused on serving and leading youth with excellence.

As you search for an educational program to meet the needs of God’s calling on your life, I encourage you to consider Familymin Academy. We have an impressively credentialed faculty that will help you balance head and heart, theory and practice. Our faculty includes some of the most respected thought-leaders and influencers in seminaries and universities in the areas that you care about the most!

If you have any questions about our program, please reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you!


Dr. Michelle Anthony

Dean of Familymin Academy

About the Dean

Dr. Michelle Anthony is the Executive Pastor of Families at New Life Church, Dean of Familymin Academy and co-creator of HomeFront Magazine. She is the author of Spiritual Parenting, The Big God Story, Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family and her newest book, 7 Family Ministry Essentials. Michelle has over 30 years of church ministry and leadership experience in children's and family ministries and graduate degrees in Christian Education, Bible and Theology from Talbot School of Theology and her doctorate of Education from Southern Seminary. In her free time, Michelle enjoys being with her family, reading a good book, and the beach while drinking a strong cup of coffee.

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