As a parent, you obviously recognize the significance of your role. Kids are a gift from God and it’s your responsibility to lead and guide your children to become kind, responsible, hard-working, generous, (add your adjectives here), human beings.
We actually believe that helping your kids find faith in Jesus and grow in that faith is one of the most important things a parent can do for a child. Most importantly, our hope is that our kids will grow in faith in Jesus that will guide them for the rest of their lives.
However, there’s a parenting challenge we all face. When kids are little, life is a little chaotic. The list can be overwhelming.
You might feel like you are simply just surviving, right? Giving your kids what they need to THRIVE in life and in faith has to be squeezed into the chaos of everything else you already have to do. Sometimes the THRIVING stuff doesn’t receive the priority it needs.
When our kids are older, we may actually have more time, but MANY of the important moments and foundational opportunities are gone. Catching up on missed opportunities doesn’t always work the way you had hoped.
However, one of the best ways to prioritize faith for your child is when you are still close to the starting line is Child Dedication Celebration. Child Dedication is actually the first major faith milestone resource/event for families a MISSION. This event gives parents the opportunity to pause and intentionally prioritize some things in regard to their little children.
Through a required Child Dedication class, you will sit with other parents and discuss how to set specific parenting goals for your children. Through the celebration event, you will celebrate your child and your commitment among family, friends, and others who will walk with your family in the years to come.
We invite you to participate in our upcoming Child Dedication and Prep for Dedication Parent Class.
The NextGen team at MISSION Community church is committed to partnering with parents and helping kids find and follow Jesus Christ.