Our desire as a church is to partner with you, to be a resource for you as you lead your children into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. In order to do this effectively we strongly encourage you as parents to become a member of our church, a member of a small group, or serve with us as a volunteer on one of our ministry teams. We feel like these criterions are important as a first step for you as parents to understand what we believe and for us to truly be able to partner with you in the spiritual development of your child.
- Becoming a member
- Joining a small group
- Serving as a volunteer
STEP 1: We have created a resource, which includes three parenting messages that we feel will really help you start right now – at the beginning – to do the things that will truly matter the most to you and your child in the future.
STEP 2: You will attend a 30-minute orientation during one of our Sunday morning services.
STEP 3: We would love for you and your family to participate with us in a time of dedication and celebration.
We have created a resource, which includes three parenting messages that we feel will really help you start right now, at the beginning, to do the things that will truly matter the most to you and your child in the future. These early years are incredibly important. Listening to this series and talking about it together with your spouse will be an investment of time that you will never regret.
MESSAGE 1: You are the spiritual leader in your home and your child’s greatest guide in understanding what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Download Message
MESSAGE 2: The most important relationship in your home is your marriage and its one that will lead to your child’s emotional health and confidence in life. Download Message
MESSAGE 3: When your children walk out your door to face their futures as adults, what are the values you will have instilled in them? This message will encourage you to really think with the end in mind. Download Message
We would like for you and your spouse to listen to each message, talk about it together, and complete the homework mentioned in them.
Once you have completed STEP 1, you will attend a 30-minute orientation during one of our Sunday morning services. We will introduce you to Southview Kids, our environment created especially for preschoolers. We will talk about the homework assignment from the third talk in STEP 1 and give you the information you need to sign up for our Child Dedication Celebration.
Unless you are a single parent, it is important that both parents attend this orientation. You must complete STEPS 1 and 2 before your Child Dedication Celebration date is confirmed. To register for STEP 2 (the orientation), please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GRAND FINALE! Actually, it’s really just the beginning. Once you have completed STEPS 1 and 2, we would love for you and your family to participate with us in a time of DEDICATION and CELEBRATION.
Child Dedication Celebration is about a commitment to put God first in your home and to trust in Him as your source of direction as you lead your family and parent your child. It is also a time for you and your spouse to share with your closest friends and family what is most important to you and to ask them for their prayer and support.
Our desire is that you will surround yourself with family and friends who will pray for you, support you, give you good advice, listen to your struggles, and when life gets tough, help you remember what matters most. We also hope that you will partner with us every weekend by encouraging your child to fully participate with us as we create environments to lead him or her to passionately follow Jesus Christ.