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It takes a tribe to raise a child – and a whole lot of grace. This tribe of imperfect moms makes walking through the parenting jungle a little less scary and a lot more grace-full. Get ready to learn more about leaning on God and each other.
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Parenting Matters Ministry
Raising great kids doesn’t just happen. Learn how to raise children who reflect Jesus. We’ll talk about specific ways to be intentional about the legacy you leave, a legacy that will effect generations to follow. We offer three classes: Preparation for Parenting, Toddlerhood Transitions and Parenting from the Tree of Life.
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As any parent knows, it can be difficult to communicate with your teen, especially when it comes to relationships. Whether you want to teach them about healthy relationships for the future, or you’re concerned with a relationship they are currently in and want to give them advice — there are plenty of resources that can be really helpful.
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Parent Equipping with Kyle Berger
Ever wonder what all those apps are your students are using on their phones or personal devices? Tune in to learn the latest news on the growing number of apps our students are using, some of the dangers within them and practical ways to using them wisely.
We encourage and equip families and the church to celebrate and disciple through significant events and phases in the life of their child.
The scriptural root of a baby dedication is found in 1 Samuel 1:27–28 – “For this boy I prayed, and the Lord has given me my petition which I asked of Him. So I have also dedicated him to the Lord; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the Lord.” Baby dedication is a public commitment by parents to raise their child according to the Way and teachings of Scripture. Every year at The Hills babies born or adopted during that year are publicly dedicated by parents and blessed by church leadership. This moment allows the parents and church to express gratitude and seek blessings for this one unique life set apart to God.
Kindergarten Blessing marks the beginning of a thirteen-year journey that shapes a child like no other time in their life. At the Kindergarten Blessing, we celebrate and bless kindergarteners and welcome them and their families into the next stage of Next Gen Ministry, connecting them with other families and leaders who will be on the journey with them. In addition, we offer special prayers of guidance, protection, and formation as they embark on their educational journey.
The purpose of transitioning kids to student ministry in church ministry is to provide children with a more age-appropriate and relevant spiritual education and community as they grow and develop. This transition is an important part of a child’s spiritual journey, as they move from learning the foundational principles of faith in a children’s ministry to exploring and developing their own personal relationship with God in a student ministry. This marks the time when children make the transition from the affiliative (the faith of their parents) to searching (beginning to doubt and question) stage of faith development. This also mark a time of significant change and development both socially and emotionally. During this time, children begin to develop their own sense of identity and are often seeking to establish deeper connections with peers who share similar interests and experiences. Student ministry can provide a safe and supportive environment for teenagers to explore their faith, ask questions, and connect with others who are going through similar experiences.
The end of the senior year of high school marks the official end of Next Gen ministry. During this time, we honor and celebrate graduating high school seniors and offer them blessings and encouragement as they begin a new phase of their lives. The senior send-off ceremony is often designed to help graduating seniors feel valued, supported, and appreciated by their church community. It is an opportunity for the church to acknowledge the significant milestone that these young adults have achieved and to offer them words of wisdom and encouragement as they prepare to enter the next chapter of their lives. The blessing and commission part of the ceremony is intended to invoke God’s blessings and protection on the graduates as they move forward into the future. This is a moment for parents and the entire church community to mark this important transition and to provide graduates with the spiritual and emotional resources they need to navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as they are further released in their identity and purpose.