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Family Ministry

“…that he may command his children…after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice.”

Genesis 18:19

Parent with the end in mind

That end is not, “Happy 18th birthday!”
It’s, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” 
We take family ministry seriously, because we know it’s our job to help you succeed as a parent.  Parents, we partner with you and invest in you as you train your children to follow Jesus Christ -- In the Home: Parents get to shape the spiritual destiny of their children; and In the Church: Equips and encourages families to build God’s Kingdom together.  Our mission is to  foster a grace-driven community of actively growing disciple-makers in every child’s life.
“that the next generation might know” Psalm 78:6

God wants your family to thrive.  We’re here to help.

How We Partner with You

Godly Parent Values
Our parenting values often reflect short term needs rather than eternal ones.  We help refine those good parent values with God’s truth so that you can parent with deep spiritual impact.

Faith at Home
We equip you with resources, training, and tools so you can lead well.  You’ll become a pro at what we call “faith talks,” “faith walks,” and “faith practices.”

Milestone Preparation
Every child undergoes big transitions that you can utilize to help deepen their faith and show your love.  From child dedication to preparing for adolescence to high school graduation and others – seven different milestone opportunities exist for you to harness for even greater impact.  We will give you the tools for that.

Community of Faith
None of this can exist in a vacuum or come from a pamphlet.  It happens in a community of faithful parents who share their encouragement and struggles and ideas to overcome them.  We intentionally create opportunities to come together to foster this vital community.

Family Ministry News

Special Parent Topics on Wednesday Nights
September 14th, 2021
Family Ministry Milestone Seminars on Wednesdays...
Virtual Child Check-In
May 24th, 2021
Virtual Child Check-In starts June 6, 2021...
Parents of Athletes, part 2
March 15th, 2021
Parents of Athletes, part 2...
Parents of Athletes, part 1
March 2nd, 2021
Parents of Athletes, part 1...
Operation Christmas Child
October 29th, 2020
OCC National Collection Week 2020...
Youth Bible Study, Sep. 6
September 5th, 2020
Tomorrow, September 6, we will hold our weekly youth Bible study. This will take place on the Barn side of the driveway at the church. Based on the weather forecast, we anticipate meeting outside. 10:20-11:05 AM. Our topic is on the Kingdom Parables of Jesus. These parables teach us what the Kingdom of Heaven is like. I am praying that our youth get a taste for heaven and a desire to live for God'...
Back to School Week of Prayer
August 19th, 2020
Back to School Week of Prayer...
Youth gathering, Aug. 16
August 13th, 2020
RYM August 16 Meeting...
Youth Kickball this Sunday, Aug. 9
August 8th, 2020
Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for "All Kick Kickball" this Sunday!The game will be modified to be COVID-19 friendly, and no one will have to touch the ball with their hands or be close to other players.Meet at the barn August 9 at 10:20 - right after the worship service - dressed for kickball.Don't want to play? That's fine. Come and watch the fun.This event helps us meet the goal of...
Churchwide Camping Event, Oct. 9-11
August 6th, 2020
Church-wide camping event, October 9-11!...