Sunday Bulletin Article – January 13, 2013 – HOPE's Children & Family Ministry
HOPE’s Children & Family Ministry
There’s a veritable baby boom going on at HOPE Church these days, and our Children & Family Ministry is sprouting new initiatives geared toward drawing these growing families into a closer relationship with God.
Thinking outside of the box, the ministry has developed a variety of programs and activities to appeal to busy and often overstressed families. Here are just a few:
Kidz Konnect is our Sunday morning worship where children get connected to God during large group worship and then with each other in small groups. Each month, they focus on a different, biblically based virtue while exploring different Bible stories each week. They also pray weekly for the House of Abraham School and Orphanage located in Haiti where they send their tithes to support their little brothers and sisters in Christ.
Date Nights offer affordable and safe baby-sitting at the church by members of HOPE’s Youth Ministry. This gives parents a much-needed night out while strengthening their relationship with each other. Spending time together also helps parents build a like-minded and supportive community so necessary when raising children in today’s world.
Wednesday Night Parenting Classes are a chance for parents to come together and learn valuable skills for raising kids in today’s challenging culture.
Raising HOPE, one of the ministry’s new small groups for moms of school-age children, encourages and equips mothers as they go through each stage of parenting. The focus is progress not perfection.
Family Fun Nights are themed-based evenings where parents and kids can relax together, share a meal and activity, and just have fun. Welcome New Families invite parents to stay after Sunday worship services, grab a little coffee and donuts, and have a more casual opportunity to get to know the pastors and other families a bit better.
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