Enabling the family, acting individually and corporately, to participate in the community to its fullest capacity. The effect is to articulate the decision to be a self-conscious family with a mission.
An integral part of redirecting family purpose, building a new internal order and stability and being directed towards engagement in the community outside itself on behalf of everyone.
Tactics include: defining needs and tasks and providing personnel to carry them out, allowing each person to know his specific responsibilities to the family and the community; resources to provide for the economic welfare of the family so that it might fulfil its purpose; models to demonstrate means by which the family is released from mundanities to carry out its mission; accountability forms to encourage the family and its members to be responsible to itself and every level of the community; and corporate decision to give families practice in making choices both within the family and in other groups. An example is a child-care structure set up to free the parents to participate communally.
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