For three years, First Baptist Church of Cuero has been ministering to children who are economically deprived. During the school season, we bus children to our campus for a meal and Bible lesson. It is very common to see fifty children in preschool and Team Kid classes on any Wednesday evening. In summertime, we reach out to them in their community through Backyard Bible Clubs. We also have added Mega Sports Camp as another avenue to bring the gospel to children. These efforts are done in addition to our regular Vacation Bible School. We call the ministry Mission Cuero. Full Story »
Most of us guys understand that whatever we’re building – the right set of tools makes all the difference. The same is true in building our families. The right fatherhood tools make all the difference. Full Story »
At Lake Pointe Church, we are extremely intentional in our small-group strategy. All adult members are enrolled and expected to participate in a Life Group. Life Groups primarily meet on campus during prime time on the weekend. We do have some that meet anytime/anywhere. They are open groups ranging from 20 to 70 in attendance. Currently, 70 percent of our adult members are active in a Life Group. Full Story »
The Childhood Ministry Summit of 2011, which is being held at Dallas Baptist University on August 12 and 13. The Summit will feature Jim Burns, a leading Family Specialist, Executive Director of HomeWord, as keynote. The Summit will also feature 20 leaders in their fields leading over 80 breakouts over the two day event.
Preschool and Children’s Ministers are encouraged to bring their entire leadership team because tracks will be conducted for weekday teachers, Preschool and Children’s Sunday School teachers, music teachers, missions teachers. Of course, ministers will also benefit for a track just for them.
For more information, please go to this website www.texasbaptists.org/childhood for more information or call Bethany Frisch at 214-828-5205 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Houston and Dallas areas, we are excited to partner with the National Center for Fathering to bring Father-Daughter Summits in April. In the Houston Area – April 9th, at Conroe Church of Christ. In Dallas, April 30th at Friendship West Baptist Church. We have partnered with the NCF in previous years with great results, and they are a wonderful partner. For more details – see www.fathers.com/summit. Full Story »
Led by the gifted Kurt Bruner, formerly of Focus on the Family, Lakepointe Church in Rockwall has spent the last several years developing and rolling out a very successful HomePointe ministry for their families. Their goal is essentially to equip every family to be intentional about their faith at home. So the HomePointe ministry is designed to provide the resources and tools to equip them to do that.
Now, having invested time and money to develop and test the model, LakePointe Church is making the tools and the model available to other churches who want a ready-made family ministry they can subscribe to and provide for their church family.
The tools and resources have already been developed. (In fact, more are always in development.) Now, other churches can license the complete model, with pre-prepared resources and tools, from LakePointe at very reasonable rates.
For more information about the Drive Faith Home model any church can license and utilize, click the link and read more.
In my discussions with Kurt, he tells me LakePointe is not interested in recouping their initial investment, which was extensive. They just want to help churches take advantage of what’s already there and cover their costs of maintaining the ministry.
Is your church possibly a HomePointe church? Here are some model churches.
For more family ministry resources, click here.
Keith Lowry, Family Ministry Specialist, BGCT
The week before Christmas, I was in Kroger grabbing some groceries to make a few holiday treats. As I was in line, the noticed that the sacker at this register was a young man with down syndrome. We was diligently and carefully placing the groceries in bags for the man who was in front of me. Full Story »