Welcome to Family Life Ministry
Introducing Amy Brereton, Candidate for Minister to Preschoolers
Columbia is excited to luanch a new Minister to Preschoolers position. The Minister to Preschoolers will be an integral part of the Family Life Team and will help champion Columbia's vision of church-home partnership for the spiritual education of children.
Wednesday, May 1st - Meet and Greet with Amy, hosted by the Search Committee. All are welcome.
Sunday, May 5th - Columbia's members vote on the MCC's recommendation to call Amy to the Minister to Preschoolers position; part of the Business Meeting after Sunday services.
Want more information on this position and Amy? Download the brochure HERE.
FAMILY LIFE MINISTRY
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength…
Columbia is dedicated to assisting in the development of next generation through a church-home partnership that encourages, equips and empowers parents to be the spiritual leaders in their homes. We believe that God created families to be discipleship centers. The family disciplining centers are where parents and grandparents impress the hearts of children/students with a love for God. The family discipleship center purpose, under the equipping and accountability of the local church, is to advance the Gospel and the Great Commission through the power of multi-generational faithfulness. (OR “is to tell the stories of faith and teach the truth of the love God through Jesus Christ so the next generation will know”)
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY AND STUDENT MINISTRIES
How from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures…2Tim 3:15
Children's Ministry & Student Ministries are ministries at Columbia that are founded on relationships and assist parents as Next Gen leaders come alongside children, birth through college, to reach, teach and lead the next generation through weekly discipleship classes, in-home huddle groups, mission and service opportunities, special events and worship experiences.
Leading the next generation to know God…Psalm 78:1-7
Project 78 is an intentional discipleship ministry “partnership” where each member of your family will have an opportunity to explore the same Scripture each week no matter which days of the week you come to Columbia or what age you are. Project 78 is all ages, all programs, same Scripture.
Sunday Mornings: 9:45 am & 11:15 am
This is where Project 78 week begins. The goal is a growing relationship with Jesus and a faith that is woven into all areas of our lives. Sunday mornings, families will explore the same Scripture in their specific age-graded Children’s, Students, and Parents class and emerge from church with a common reference point that will spark discussion and application at home. The extra tools, such as weekly take-home pages and the parent’s handbook will also help encourage families to integrate what they learn into daily life. When Families choose a class time that compliments their family’s chosen worship service the Family faith experience is off to great start! Adults will have the option to participate in their current IG class and topic or opt to participate in a Project 78 IG.
Wednesday Nights: 6:30-8:00 pm
Wednesday night families can reconnect with their Columbia Family for a mid-week recharge as children and students continue to study and reinforce same Scripture they studied on Sunday in a different format. Parents have same Project 78 Parenting study opportunity offered Sunday morning on Wednesday nights. Our hope is that parents would partner with us to disciple the next generation. This option makes it possible for parents serve to Sunday and study Wednesday or vice versa. Again, Adults will the option to choose from a variety of topics including participation in a Project 78 IG.