Monday, October 11, 2010

Family Connection 10.11.2010

Family Connection
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’-which is the first commandment with a promise-‘that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.’ Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:1-4 (NIV)
“Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.”-Robert Fulghum
Did you know that the goal for our ministry is: “To create a partnership between church leaders and parents who are committed to a systematic plan of action where their sons and daughters develop faith and character in Jesus Christ.”? It is, or if that is too wordy; try this: We want to help you, in whatever way we can, to raise your children to follow the Lord. In fact, we want to do whatever we can to help you live out the words of Ephesians 6:1-4.
This is a huge goal, and one we cannot accomplish without your help. As a ministry to children and families we need to know the areas where you need the most help. We would like feedback from you so we can make sure we are doing whatever we can to provide the resources you need to raise your children in the Lord; that is why I am asking for your help.
Please take a few moments to send me an email with the answer to the following questions:
1. How can we, as a ministry, come alongside and support you as you raise your children?
2. What are some of your greatest needs as a parent?
3. What type of biblical support can we offer to you as you strive to raise your children in the Lord?
4. What do you think are some of the biggest challenges facing parents today?

I would really appreciate you taking a few minutes to answer the following questions and sending your responses back to me. Please don’t assume someone else will answer so you don’t have to, you would be surprised how few responses I actually get when I ask for responses; I really want to hear from everyone. I don’t promise we can meet all of your parenting needs, but we do want to build a ministry that serves you as you parent your children. Thank you for your time.
Walking by your side,
Brett Humphrey
Pastor H

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