Family Ministry Informational Meeting

Family Ministry Informational Meeting 
August 4, 9:15 AM in the Fellowship Hall

Goal: Mobilize our church family for ministry to families during a season of student ministry transition and an upcoming marriage conference.

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Student Ministry Transition

Pastor Jeff will describe this season of transition as an opportunity to trust God expectantly for a dynamic ministry to families and to our community.  Youth Ministry may be an especially vital tool for evangelistic effectiveness.  We believe we are sent by God so our community may come to know the gospel.  One of the best ways we can apply our efforts toward local outreach is to pour our time and energies into student ministry. 

This season is also an opportunity to invest in students so the generation to come may know the treasures of the gospel.  We seek to build intergenerational relationships in our church family and community.   This transition is an opportunity for students and parents to step forward and own increasing portions of student ministry.  Describe our two teams approach.

Search Advisory Team.  The purpose of this team will be to prayerfully recommend a leading candidate for our student ministry position.  Ron Kilgore will lead this team and describe how he will go forward [do we include the “talking points” document?].

Youth Ministry Team.  The purpose of this team will be to direct and support student ministry now and through our interim period.  We consider this a working group and we welcome any and all parents and students to connect.  We will need big amounts of help!  Stephanie Seevers will lead this team.  Stephanie will introduce her team members and describe her role.

This team will deploy an interim leader of student ministries: Chaz Triplett.  He is currently an intern for Pastor Kerry in worship arts ministry.  Chaz brings experience in youth ministry and passions for corporate worship.  He is relational and warm and a magnet for kids and students.  Introduce Chaz and hear about his passion for students.

stronger: a weekend marriage conference

Pastor Jeff will describe this marriage conference as an opportunity for us to make an investment in families.  Healthy marriages serve as a means of passing the gospel to consequent generations.  Healthy marriages are a positive witness for the difference the Christian faith can make in life.  Healthy marriages illustrate the love that Christ has for the church.  Marriages are the foundation of healthy families.  Healthy marriages bring security and direction to children.   Describe how one of our missionaries planted this idea in my mind while sharing with John Powell’s small group.

Introduce John Seevers and describe how John will lead a team of people who will orchestrate this conference.

Application: Prayer in small groups.