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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

Youth Christmas Party, Dec. 8
December 5th, 2019
Our annual youth Christmas party is almost here!  Youth are invited to join us in the barn from 5:00-7:30 pm.  We will provide a main dish and drinks.  There will be fun games and a gift exchange!Youth are asked to bring...Side item (guys) or dessert (girls) to shareWrapped gift, $5 or less, for our gift exchange ("white elephant" gifts are fine)Note the added half hour in our time for a 7:30 pm p...
Youth groups, 12/8
December 3rd, 2019
On December 8, our youth groups will be reminded of God's authority sustaining his people.  Part of this lesson covers Nebuchadnezzar.  You know, the guy who thought he was so great, God let him live like a beast for years until he humbled himself.  I don't know of anyone else who has had that sort of consequence, but I've encountered many who have a pride problem...sometime's it's that person in ...
52 Verses - December
November 25th, 2019
Memorize (Head) and discuss (Heart)What does this verse mean?How can we put this verse into practice in our family?What do you think will happen to the person who lives out the message of this verse?What are some signs that a person has put this verse into practice?Does this verse remind you of any other verses in the Bible?Pray together and thank God for his Word.  Ask for God’s help in applying ...
Operation Christmas Child
November 1st, 2019
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Every day boys and girls worldwide suffer from war, poverty, disease, famine, and natural disaster. OCC makes it possible for millions of these children to experience God’s love through shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. These shoebox gifts open doors to demon...
52 Verses - November
October 28th, 2019
Memorize (Head) and discuss (Heart)What does this verse mean?How can we put this verse into practice in our family?What do you think will happen to the person who lives out the message of this verse?What are some signs that a person has put this verse into practice?Does this verse remind you of any other verses in the Bible?Pray together and thank God for his Word.  Ask for God’s help in applying ...
Fuel Parent Invasion
October 24th, 2019
Parents, join us for Fuel on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 5-7pm! On November 3, parents are invited to join in the fun at Fuel as we play games and have discussions that will build relationships among family members and allow you to have fun together!  Parents and youth will also enjoy discussion and strengthen healthy bonds.Parents, please RSVP so we can plan enough food.......
Fuel Costume Party
October 24th, 2019
Youth are encouraged to invite friends to Fuel this Sunday for a costume party with loads of other fun and games! The event will be in the Barn from 5-7pmPizzaSpecial party gamesOptional costumesCostume voting, with prizesPlaying a youth favorite game - sardinesUse the flyer below to invite people (or share the picture above)......
Trunk or Treat
October 15th, 2019
Dress up in your most spook-tacular, but family-friendly costumes and come out for a fun family time full of activities like free hot dog dinner in the ROC Foyer, costume contests, bounce house, and of course, Trunk or Treating on Sunday, October 27 from 3-5pm in the RBC parking lot and ROC foyer!This is a great event to invite and connect with family, friends, and neighbors!Contact Peggy Peek for...
52 Verses - October
September 30th, 2019
Memorize (Head) and discuss (Heart)What does this verse mean?How can we put this verse into practice in our family?What do you think will happen to the person who lives out the message of this verse?What are some signs that a person has put this verse into practice?Does this verse remind you of any other verses in the Bible?Pray together and thank God for his Word.  Ask for God’s help in applying ...
Family Fun Day at Winterbrook Farms, October 12
September 26th, 2019
An event for families of all ages -- parents, grandparents, kids, youth, and other members!Join us for an activity-filled day at Winterbrook Farms in Thurmont, Maryland on Saturday, October 12. The farm is known for its corn maze and has dozens of other fun activities, including zip line, hayrides, trike track, apple cannon, petting zoo, giant slide, and more! Visit their website: winterbrookfarms...