Family (Page 7)

Family (Page 7)

Piedmont Women’s Center Baby Bottles

On Mothers Day morning, many of our church family picked up an empty PWC Baby Bottle.  The idea is to take the bottle home, fill it with cash, or checks to support the ultra-sound ministry of Piedmont Women’s Center.  Women come to the Piedmont Women’s Center and are given a free Ultrasound to be able to see their pre-born baby.  Some women who are intent on abortion are convinced by the ultrasound that their baby is truly a living baby…

Grow and Go [Summer Schedule]

We are excited to share with your our summer plan to grow and go as a church family. In Jonah, we learned about how we need to think and live on mission in our community. In Titus, we learned about how we need multigenerational relationships to keep us grounded in doctrine and unified in the Body. As a result of these biblical truths, we want to take the unique opportunity of the summer months to do something unique as a church…

Gospel Essentials

When we think about having a Gospel Focused Family, we need to first focus upon gospel essentials.  What is essential for your family member to understand in order to respond to the gospel? Your family’s greatest need is the gospel. Concerns You might have concerns about sharing the gospel with your family.  These are common concerns: What if I don’t present the information correctly? Wouldn’t a trained professional be more trustworthy? What if I turn them off to Christianity? While…

Your Family Can Make It On One Income

To work or not to work?  That question is usually simple to answer when considering a father’s role in the family. But when we consider whether or not a mother should work outside the home, many factors make the issue more sensitive for Christian families. Each couple must pray together and agree about the mother’s role in the home, considering the children’s well-being, the mother’s desire to work, and ultimately whether or not the mother working outside the home is…

Catechism

A catechism (pronunciation: /ˈkætəˌkizəm/; from Greek: κατηχέω, “to teach orally”) Is a Catechism for me? Catechism sounds like a word used by the Catholic Church or some other denomination but not Baptist. I remember the first time I heard the word “Catechism,” a girl I worked with had grown up in the Catholic Church. She talked to me about her time in catechism classes. That was the extent of my understanding. It was something that kids in the Catholic school…

10 Reflections of High School Students

Check out this article by Chuck Lawless about High School Students.  I find it to be very interesting and insightful. Click the link below to read the article. 10 Reflections on High School Students in Your Church

How to Have Family Devotions

“In an age of fractured families and hectic schedules, Christian families need to be deeply rooted in Christ. Church and Sunday school are essential. But equally important, Christianity must be lived in the home; Christ must be the center of our lives. There is not magic formula for building a Christian home. However, Christian families through the ages have found joy, strength, and guidance through taking time daily to pray and read together from God’s Word.” We need all the…

Open Places

In every home, there are open places for the enemy to enter.  We must identify where they are, build up the walls, and fight against the enemy.

Biblical Blueprint

God has a plan for your home. In May 2017, I will preach a sermon series at Rocky Creek entitled “Biblical Blueprint.”  It’s all about family discipleship. While this topic started as a doctoral project, it quickly became a ministry centerpiece.  I have had more opportunities to preach on this topic than any other.  The concept hit a chord in a surprisingly loud manner. I had someone tell me that once you start thinking family discipleship, it starts popping out…

Happy Rebirthday

The most enduring memories are the most ritualized ones. 1.    John 3:3 – Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. 2.    1 Pet. 1:3 – according to his great mercy he has caused us to be born again to a living hope 3.    The most enduring memories are the most ritualized ones. 4.    Remembering your rebirthday reinforces your faith. 5.    Celebrate rebirthdays by rejoicing over the past and gifting…

The Hangout House

Kids will spend the most time where they feel the most welcomed. 1.    Josh. 24:15 2.    Bad company corrupts good morals.  (1 Cor. 15:33) 3.    Kids will spend the most time where they feel the most welcomed. 4.    If you earn your child’s trust, you can better communicate your concerns.

Shows the Love of Jesus to My Child

Parent’s Perspective on Rocky Creek Academy We have had our son Michael at Rocky Creek for 3 years and have been so happy with our time spent there.  During those years, he has learned so much that I have no doubt he is prepared for the next step in his education. I am also thankful that the truths of the Bible are incorporated into the classroom experience on a daily basis. The teachers are so creative and invested in their…

How to Encourage Your Family

People replicate what their loved ones celebrate. 1. Heb. 3:13 2. Never forget the power of private and public affirmation.  (Matt. 3:16-17) 3. People replicate what their loved ones celebrate. 4. Meaningful encouragement always involves intentionality and specificity. 5. If you want it to happen, schedule it to happen.

How to Know the Love Language of Your Kids

If you have a difficult time connecting with your child, perhaps you have not yet determined your child’s unique love language. The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman, Ph.D and Ross Campbell, M.D helps parents connect with their children and raise their children by being aware of the child’s love language. To understand the basics of the book, you can read more here. To purchase the e-book, you can do that here. Which love language do you think…