Family Life Ministry

What is Family Life Ministry? Most think of Family Life Ministry to include “only” families with kids. We are here to change this thought and culture to include, involve, challenge, and engage those of all ages

Family Life Ministry here at Grace Lutheran Church is for all families whether you are a child, a youth, college student, single, a young adult, a married couple without kids, a married couple with kids, an empty nester, a widow, a widower, divorced, elderly, or homebound. We are all a family from womb to tomb—birth to death and as Galatians 6:10 says, “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” No one family will be left behind.

As part of our Family Life Ministry here are some of the current Milestone Ministry occasions for the family of Grace:

  • Holy Baptism—A child or adult is welcomed into the family of God and we celebrate this great news of God’s promise as they receive the riches of God’s grace as a called child of God.

  • Cradle Roll Ministry—Assists and encourage new parents and parents of children from birth to three years of age in teaching and nurturing their children in the Lord remembering their Baptism. Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." Parents receive a variety of materials bi-monthly for the first year, and semiannually the second and third years. The items include a baptism book, growth calendar, music CD, growth/developmental pamphlets, and a Bible story book. These resources assist the church in keeping a connection with the child and his family until the child is ready for Sunday School.

  • Bible Arrival—Every August those who are in Kindergarten or who have not yet received a Bible receive a Bible in the Divine Service so they can read and mark their own Bible as their study the Christian faith both at home with their parents and at church.

     

  • Catechism Arrival—Every year those entering into 3rd grade will receive a Catechism in a Divine Service as they enter into the developmental stages of their catechetical life so they can use the Bible as their foundation and the Catechism as the supplement to teach them the six chief parts of the Catechism.

     

  • Confirmation—With special recognition, we celebrate the confirmands confirmation of their faith with specific gifts that will reminds them of their faith in their Savior and Lord Jesus Christ reminding the confirmands to continue to walk their Baptismal life throughout their whole life confessing Christ and being a witness fit to serve Him.

     

  • High School Graduation—As members graduate from High School, it is a very formative stage and we want to appreciate this milestone and recognize their achievement while also stressing them to reaffirm their identity in Christ, bless them as they enter a new stage of life which will have it challenges, and continue to pray for them.

     

  • Anniversary celebrations—In September married couples celebrating first anniversaries and anniversaries of every five years and any after 50 years will be recognized by the congregation and will have a special dinner to recognize specific anniversary celebrations.

     

  • Retirement recognition—Any time someone retires from their vocation we will celebrate and recognize their vocational achievements and pray for them as they enter a different, transitional stage in their life.

     

     

We also offer activities, fellowship, and conferences for all ages and encourage all to embrace challenge and be apart of the family. We challenge all to engage and immerse themselves in the Word and the whole family of God bridging the gap of generations into one as we are all one family with God being the head.

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