Family Ministry used to involve telling stories about God with felt boards and memorizing scripture. It worked for it’s day and now we are blessed with so many more ways to age appropriately engage the next generation of church with the Gospel. When you bring your children to the classrooms you’ll find them clean, well staffed, ready to appreciate their value.
Family Ministries includes:
Our Mission in Family Ministry is
"to nurture children nursery-aged through 5th grade and their parents by fostering an intimacy with God and each other. We want to help families reflect God’s love for all the world to see."
We get it, life is tough and awesome! Somedays we just get through the day and others we celebrate. We get it.
If you come check out the BPC Youth group you may find answers for the tough days and people to celebrate all of your awesomeness. When we share life with each other life may be tough but now we are tougher, together. Each week we get together to have fun, have food, and share our ideas about how God intended the best life for us. Don’t be surprised if you find:
encouragement for a real relationship with God
understanding a relevance between the Bible and today
inspiration that takes us from today’s youth leaders to tomorrow’s church.
Community is deeply grounded in the nature of God. It flows from who God is. Because he is community, he creates community. It is his gift of himself to humans. Therefore, the making of community may not be regarded as an optional decision for Christians. It is a compelling and irrevocable necessity, a binding divine mandate for all believers at all times.
When Jesus' ministry began, he called 12 disciples to be his primary relational and ministry community. Did Jesus need this motley crew to help him? Not really. But Jesus chose to love them, teach them, and pour himself into relationships with them, thereby creating the first "small group."
When I grew up my church had a hymnal. Hymnals by design don’t change often but enough to add songs every decade or so. Attending the same denomination anywhere in the country I could rely on the hymnal being consistent. My favorite hymn was #313, When Peace Like a River. I simply called it 313.
Worship music has become an industry. It brings us good and bad but here we’ll focus on the good. There are hundreds of songs that fit in worship services and lend themselves to congregational singing. The list of songs grows so fast that no printed hymnal could keep up.
So I offer you a digital hymnal of sorts. It’s built on the Spotify app so you can listen on a computer anywhere for free. Many of us have the app on our phones with an account that lets us listen in the car as well. Here’s a Spotify play list that includes many songs that you’ll hear at Brambleton Presbyterian Church as we move forward. I hope you enjoy them.