FAMILY MINISTRY

Our purpose for Family Ministry at Greenwich is to create opportunities to form the character of Christ in parents & their children; developing faithful and obedient life-long disciples of Jesus.

 

Our Values

•  Worship is central to the Christian life.

•  The primary content for faith and practice is the Bible.

•  The foundation for discipleship is practicing Faith at Home as a family.

•  The way of life necessary for families to disciple their children is counter-cultural.

•  Each family contributes cooperatively in the church’s ministry.

•  Ministry with each student & family is personal & relational.

 

Greenwich highly values education and faith formation through Bible study programs. That emphasis continues for our kids, and we offer plenty of opportunities for them to grow and learn through children and youth programs. However, we believe that parents are the most important influence in their children's spiritual lives. So if you have kids, we want to encourage and equip you with tools to build faith and character in the hearts of your children at home!

Faith at Home

How do we make room for God to be a part of our life as a family? Here are 4 simple ways to begin practicing Faith at Home:

 

1. Blessing: Each day, bless your children with simple words of affirmation that remind them of God. It’s easy to do this at night, just before they go to bed, or at another set time each day. Blessing a child, especially using Scripture, connects them to the One who loves them most.

 

2. Prayer: Develop the habit of praying daily with your children so that conversation with God is a part of your family's routine. The Lord's Prayer sets a great example of how to P.R.A.Y. in four ways: Praise, Request, Apologize, & Yield.

3. Bible: Make time in your schedule to read the Bible together, establishing the importance of God's Word in your family's life. We can help you find great ways to do this through devotional resources and our online resource, RightNow media.

 

4. Mealtimes: Make it a priority for your family to share a meal together at least once a day. Begin the meal with a blessing and ask questions that bring God into the conversation.

We want to extend a warm welcome to our new Director of Family Ministries, Lauren McMillan and her family! Click here for more information about Lauren & her ministry.

 

CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAMS


Sunday School (PreK-5th Grade)
SUNDAYS 9:00am

During our early worship service, children through 5th grade are dismissed after a children's blessing to join in a time of learning just for them.

Note: On the First Sunday of each month, kids stay in the service with their families for communion worship.

To learn more, contact Sue Ellen skinser@greenwichpres.org


Kid's club is full of fun games, activities, and an engaging Bible lesson.
To learn more, contact Sue Ellen skinser@greenwichpres.org


Youth Group is a combination of fun, teaching & discussion split into older & younger student groups. 

Bible Studies, Discipleship Retreats, and Mission Projects happen throughout the year for our middle school and high school age groups.

To learn more, contactJenn jperrius@greenwichpres.org

 


Finding Our Way
YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP PROGRAM 2021-22

Exploring together what it means to be a follower of Jesus through stories, teaching, and experiences. This is an opportunity for students in middle school & high school to understand the foundations of Christian faith, think about what they believe, build community with other students, and grow deeper in their relationship with God.

Main Components
• Encounters with Jesus from the Book of John
• Personal Testimonies from ordinary followers
• Teaching from pastors & guest speakers
• Fun group-building activities
• Challenges for personal reflection & asking questions


To learn more, visit our registration page or contactJenn jperrius@greenwichpres.org

 


Our high school students meet most weeks for Bible study in different family homes.


To learn more, contactJenn jperrius@greenwichpres.org

 


FAMILY MINISTRY PROGRAMS: BUILDING BLOCKS

With a family-equipping approach to ministry, Greenwich truly sees ourselves as a church family. Our hope is to make Christian parenting a natural part of the way we live together in community, both with other families and with our children. We build on faith at home that throughout the years and various seasons of life, offering classes, online resources, and seminars on parenting to encourage Biblical faithfulness, thoughtful and wise discipline, and regular spiritual conversation in the home. We also offer age-appropriate children & youth ministry programs focused building life-long growth & discipleship.

 

To learn more about Family Ministry at Greenwich or be added to our Faith @ Home Mailing List, contact Eric: ebeckman@greenwichpres.org