Moms and Dads, we are your biggest fans!
Parenting is not an easy job. It is hard work, endless hours and it takes a long time to see the results of your labor. But all of us who are parents know we wouldn't trade our jobs to parent our children for anything in the world! We would, however welcome persons to come alongside us and support us. That's where the local church comes in. We are here to celebrate with you when things are going well and encourage you when they are not. We are your biggest fans!
At Columbia, we are dedicated to assisting in the development of the 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 and local outposts in their Oikos communties. The family disciplining centers are where parents and grandparents impress the hearts of their children/students with a love for God. The family discipleship center purpose, under the equipping and encouraging of the local church, is to tell the stories of faith and teach the truth of the love God through Jesus Christ so the next generation will know. This partnership is comprised of educational and training options as well as celebratory Waypoints.
Families serving as local outposts in their Oikos communities makes their focus as "pastors of little churches" with the 8 to 15 people God has already placed in their lives. These are the persons your family has significant relationships with and with whom you share life. This type of lifestyle ministry takes place in our homes and in our communities, where everyday life lived and work conducted. It is in the caring and feeding, the loving and forgiving, and working and playing with one another this is best lived out. We believe this is where we live out authentic faith that is both contagious and compelling.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength…Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Ministry with our Parents Includes:
- Age Graded Ignition Groups
- Project 78 Study options
- Parent Seminars
- Family Worship