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Making time for family time

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In their study on Jesus-centered parenting in a child-centered world, J.D. Greear (pastor of Summit Church in Raleigh, NC) and his wife Veronica emphasize the biblical mandate to drive the gospel deep into the hearts of our children.


“And you shall teach them diligently...”
Deuteronomy 6:7


Based on Psalm 127, Ready to Launch plumbs the wisdom of the Bible about the goals of parenting, the stages of discipline, the role of the church, and strategies to shape the heart of your children toward the gospel.



"'Training a child up in the way he should go' must be done intentionally, with the mind and heart of God."  As a parent, you are to be the primary discipler of your children. They will look to you as an example of how to follow Christ.


“Driving the gospel deep” requires both formal and informal times of instruction and spiritual conversation. Even with the best of  intentions, families are so busy, that family time, church time and God time are often crowded out. Without a plan, more than likely we’ll come to the end of the day or week only to realize that we didn’t connect with our children on a spiritual level at all.

Whether your kids are school-aged or younger, the back-to-school season provides a great opportunity to examine your family's schedule and make any changes to make sure your family's time follows God's values and priorities.

Use this "Family Action Plan" to help you get started with creating a family calendar. 


Download the Family Action Plan



If you don't have a regular Sunday School class, John and Michelle Holbrook will be leading Ready to Launch  as part of a new class for couples with young children. The new class launches Sunday, August 14 and will meet at 8:45am.


Learn more 

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Meet our local ministry partner: The Cooperative Ministry

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The clothes you'll donate through Project GeneroCity on August 14 will be distributed to our neighbors in need through one of our local ministry partners, The Cooperative Ministry.

Since 1982, The Cooperative Ministry has been the means through which more than 60 Midlands churches live out God’s call to help the working poor. 

The Cooperative Ministry provides financial support to assist the working poor to alleviate utility shutoffs and eviction from their home.  The ministry provides furniture for housing and clothing for the homeless and the working poor.  The Cooperative Ministry is a hand up, providing financial literacy programs for clients, along with automobiles for the working poor.  A resource to provide screening and vetting of clients for Midlands’s faith based organizations, The Cooperative Ministry provides counseling, prayer, financial assistance, links to referrals and other support to over 50 clients a day.  

Below is a story from just one of the many people in Columbia that The Cooperative Ministry assists:

“As for me, TCM has helped me with financial education. At one time I was living in the family shelter as a single mom of two kids; I took the financial education course from The Cooperative Ministry. From that course I learned how to manage my own money. I didn’t know how to save, or spend properly. The class taught me how to save, taught me how to open a bank account and the difference between banks & credit unions. I learned to write down bills, and plan my spending. I’ve now been able to teach others how to manage their money too.” - Tanisha


The Cooperative Ministry is always looking for new people to partner with them through volunteering and donating. Consider helping with Shandon's Project GeneroCity  as a great way to see what it's like!

Learn more about volunteering with The Cooperative Ministry.

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