According to Deuteronomy 6 and Psalm 78, God intended the family to be the primary vehicle for the passing on of Christian doctrine and life application to the next generation.
The seven milestones include:
Family Dedication is for parents to make a public commitment to joining a community of believers who help and hold them accountable. Parents must attend the Milestone I class before and register in advance for the Dedication. The Milestone I class is being held at the Central Campus for both campuses on Sunday, March 31, 2019 in the Burns Chapel from 9:30 am to noon.
If you need additional information, please contact Devin Lamb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The most important thing you will do as a parent is to lead your child to a saving relationship with Jesus. Is your child asking questions about salvation and baptism? Has your child made a decision, but you aren’t sure they really understand the basics? Are you struggling with how to have these conversations? You and your child are invited to an evening of a Gospel presentation through scripture, interactive activities and parent/child discussion times. Registration is required for the class and for younger siblings not attending the class that need childcare. For more information regarding the Milestone 2 class, contact Leslee McWhirter at email@example.com.
Are you ready to face the teen years…again? Kids go through huge changes mentally, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. This class will give you some practical ideas about how to prepare you and your child to enjoy the teen years. Amazing things are ahead! No registration required.
Have you had 'the talk' yet with your 6th and/or 7th grader? Do you know what to talk about or how to talk about it? Would you like a few resources and some helpful tips? We want to partner with you to get ready for the purity milestone we will walk through next fall when you have an 8th grader. We will provide some talking points, goals and a few resources to get you started as well as offer breakout classes for your 7th grade sons and daughters (led by Chris Kincaid and Kayla Self).
Parents of 11th graders, you are one year away from launching your sons and daughters into the world. Are they ready? Are you ready? We want to help provide some critical resources and tips on how to make the upcoming senior year the best it can be. We will cover practical and spiritual issues that you will want to address before they graduate. We will also meet with your 11th graders! Chris Kincaid and Kayla Self will lead a breakout class helping them prepare for their senior year.
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Parents of the class of 2019, congratulations! We want to celebrate with you and your family on this incredible milestone. We host a Senior Summit dinner on Friday night (April 26th) where graduating seniors and their families come together in a special time of blessing. A special dinner is served, along with a time of sharing from guest speakers, a short video presentation and a time for parents to bless their seniors. Don’t miss this night!
The following Sunday, April 28th, we celebrate our seniors during all three church services. A short video presentation is shared and our church body gets a time to bless and pray over our seniors. This is a powerful weekend that we hope you don’t miss!
Milestone Five: Preparing for Adulthood
Not offering in April, 2019
New Study Begins April 7th titled “Cherish” by Gary Thomas. This 6-week study will help strengthen and grow your marriage as we learn how to truly cherish our spouse and marriage
Marriage Matters is a Community Group on Sunday mornings for couples of all ages. Marriage Matters is designed to help couples build a strong marriage using biblical truth and practical tools. Couples will discover the impact that experiencing true fulfillment in Jesus Christ has on their marriage and home. Couples will grow closer in their relationship with God and one another as they seek Him together. Led by Dan & Judi Post and Greg & Janet Burkett.
Becoming One is a Community Group on Sunday mornings for couples who are engaged or newly married. Becoming One is designed around a 1-year marriage curriculum that helps couples build and grow marriages that reflect the image of Christ. Couples learn the importance of keeping their relationship with Christ at the center of their marriage relationship. Class meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am in room C230 and is led by Ken and Pat Bramlett.
Marriage Mentors are couples who desire to help couples either prepare for marriage, grow their marriage or heal their marriage. To connect with our Marriage Mentoring Ministry, contact Doug Valot at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281.675.7862.
Taught by Dennis Wilbanks, Senior Adult Pastor
Isaiah 59:21 states, “As for me, this is My covenant with them, says the Lord: ‘My Spirit who is on you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouth of your children, or from the mouths of your children’s children, from now on and forever,’ says the Lord.” God encourages us as grandparents to have a Christ-like influence, not just for our children but for our children’s children. We have the opportunity to leave a legacy that will impact future generations. Come and learn some very practical ways to be intentional in leaving a Jesus legacy for generations to come. It is never too late to start!