On Saturday, Oct. 22nd from 9:00am-12:30pm EBC will host its first “Faith at Home Forum.” This is a great opportunity where Emmanuel families can minister to other Emmanuel families. The vision for this Faith at Home Forum is to provide a casual atmosphere where families are encouraged and equipped to grow more Christ-centered in their homes.
It’s one thing to know that we should disciple our children from infancy through childhood and the teen years, but it’s another thing altogether to actually know how to do that!
There are so many people at Emmanuel who have successfully (but not perfectly) raised wonderful Christian kids. What a great opportunity for those parents to connect with other parents – to come alongside them not as experts, but as encouragers and as a resource in the journey of parenting.
The morning will start in the sanctuary, watching a DVD from Paul Tripp Ministries addressing the question “What is a Family?” followed by discussion afterwards. We will then provide a number of Forums on various topics that would be led by an EBC family.
9:00-10:00 – “What is a Family” DVD in sanctuary
10:00-10:45 – Discussion
10:45-12:00 – Forum Sessions (pick one)
12:00-12:30 – Prayer Huddles
Forum Sessions Include:
- Starting Strong: The Early Years of Parenting
Facilitated by Wayne & Pam Curtis
- Leading Family Devotions: Advice and Resources to Help You Get Started (or Keep Going)
Facilitated by Bruce & Jenni Cook
- Setting Media Boundaries and Talking to Your Teen About Music, Movies, and More
Facilitated by Pastor Mike
- Influencing Your Adult Children & Grand-Children
Facilitated by Kathy Fox, Carol Zimmer, & Pastor John
Please contact Pastor Mike with questions.