What does the Bible say about the Family?
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption.
Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.
The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation.
Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern for marriage. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents.
Genesis 1:26-28; 2:15-25; 3:1-20; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Joshua 24:15; 1 Samuel 1:26-28; Psalms 51:5; 78:1-8; 127; 128; 139:13-16; Proverbs 1:8; 5:15-20; 6:20-22; 12:4; 13:24; 14:1; 17:6; 18:22; 22:6,15; 23:13-14; 24:3; 29:15,17; 31:10-31; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; 9:9; Malachi 2:14-16; Matthew 5:31-32; 18:2-5; 19:3-9; Mark 10:6-12; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 7:1-16; Ephesians 5:21-33; 6:1-4; Colossians 3:18-21; 1 Timothy 5:8,14; 2 Timothy 1:3-5; Titus 2:3-5; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Peter 3:1-7.
Parenting Book Club - July-September 2022
Each quarter we will introduce a parenting book that has been preselected to journey through as parents. For the third quarter Blake will teach John Trent and Gary Smalley's book "The Blessing". You are welcome to read this book on your own or just come and hear Blake teach the fundamentals of what this book has to offer. "The Blessing" is a way that we as parents can instill value, worth, and love to our children through the following elements.
- Meaningful touch
- A spoken message
- Attaching high value
- Picturing a special future
- An active commitment
September 30th 6:30-8:00 PM - During this time the children will meet in the big room for a bible study lesson. Childcare is provided but please sign up online so we can make sure we have enough volunteers.
Family night is an opportunity for families to hang out together with other families and participate in a church wide activity. Each quarter we will host a church wide family activity. The goal is to provide an event that is fun and strengthens the family unit . Please see Blake Theiss for more information or sign up below.
January 28th - Bingo Night 6:30-8PM in the big room. Bring a sack dinner (Fast food or something from the house). We will provide lemonade, sweet tea, and coffee plus deserts. Prizes for kids and adults!
April 29th - Family Skate Night 6:00-7:30PM at Rollerland West Skate Rink (7325 Calmont Ave Fort Worth TX 76116). This is a free event for families. No outside drinks or food allowed. Please eat before or there will be a concession stand open inside the skating rink.
July 29th - Family Movie Night - Cancelled
October TBD - Pumpkin Carving
Each quarter we will have a church couple host an informal parenting wisdom and advice seminar. The host will speak on a vast array of topics and allow for group discussion and questions at the end. The seminar will happen once a quarter and involve wisdom and advice for parents of kids of all ages from babies to young adults. The goal is to encourage and impart parenting advice on parents through parents who have discipled and parented their own kids well . These seminars are free to attend. Please see Blake Theiss for more information or sign up below.
While parents are enjoying their Parenting Night seminar we have a special What’s In The Bible game night planned for your kids in the Big Room. This is for kids of all ages (and youth helpers) to learn more about God, His plan, the Bible, and why we can trust it. Please RSVP in order for us to have adequate supplies and workers.
February 25th 6:30-7:30 PM - Wayne and Linda Johnson - Time and Prayer
May 27th 6:30-8:00 PM - Todd and Kelli Pylant - Marriage
August 26th 6:30-8:00 PM Mark and Lisa Patenaude