Family Ministry

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates” - Deuteronomy 6:6-9.

  • What is Family Ministry?

    It is anyway that we as a church can encourage parents to integrate their spiritual training and instruction into their normal activities. Notice in the passage from Deuteronomy 6:6-9 that the parents are using natural teachable moments to pass on spiritual truths. 

    We want to help give parents resources to help them talk about God’s truths at home. How can we do something simple like take a walk and relate God’s Word to what they see? What would it look like if your whole family read the Bible or prayed together every day? What kind of reminders can we have around our homes so we can remember God and his promises? 

    This is family ministry at its most effective and basic level, and we want to help however we can!

  • Gospel Parenting

    Sunday Mornings at 9:30am with Pastor Jason

    In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything "right" and raise up "good" children, it's easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas. 

    Let's look instead at God's plan for us as parents, because we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. We need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents. Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children's hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.

   know what

                  you believe

The New City Catechism comprises only 52 questions and answers (as opposed to Heidelberg’s 129 or Westminster Shorter’s 107). There is therefore only one question and answer for each week of the year, making it simple to fit into church calendars and achievable for people with demanding schedules.

The New City Catechism is based on and adapted from Calvin’s Geneva Catechism, the Westminster Shorter and Larger catechisms, and especially the Heidelberg Catechism. This gives good exposure to some of the riches and insights across the spectrum of the great Reformation-era catechisms, the hope being that it will encourage people to delve into the historic catechisms and continue the catechetical process throughout their lives.

It is divided into three parts to make it easier to learn in sections and to include some helpful divisions:

Part 1: God, creation and fall, law (twenty questions)

Part 2: Christ, redemption, grace (fifteen questions)

Part 3: Spirit, restoration, growing in grace (seventeen questions)