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Waypoints are God-dependent strategic stops along your journey through parenting. Each Waypoint is an opportunity for you to become better equipped to be the primary disciplemakers in your home. Waypoints share biblical truth, foster valuable family discussion, and provide tools to empower all of you to keep learning and living out a disciplemaking way of life at home.

Spiritual Legacy

This Waypoint is primarily for new parents, but any parent or grandparent who desires to pass on a Spiritual Legacy to the next generation is welcome to attend. You will learn about some of the most important decisions you could ever make for the ones you love the most. Spiritual Legacy is offered bi-annually. We encourage participation in this Waypoint as a step in the journey for Child Dedication

 

Faith Steps

Every family has certain habits that effect the way they live. At this Waypoint, families will learn about and practice principles, that if regularly implemented, will shape the future of their family. Families will also walk away with many practical ideas to continue to develop healthy spiritual habits at home. This Waypoint is recommended for families with children ages birth - Kindergarten - it is ideal for children 3 years old through kindergarten.

Mosaic
At this Waypoint, families will pray together and discover how they can lay the foundation for the life-long discovery of talking with God. New ideas on how prayer can become a normal and fun part of your family journey will be shared each year, so plan to make Mosaic an annual tradition. This Waypoint is for families with children in 1st through 5th grade.

Basics

This Waypoint will give parents the opportunity to clearly present the Gospel to their kids. In addition, we will discuss baptism and how it is an expression of the Gospel. Basics is offered bi-annually. We encourage families to participate in this Waypoint as part of the process of preparing for Baptism. This Waypoint is recommended for families with children in 3rd through 12th grade.  

Table Talk

At this Waypoint, families will learn about God’s story of salvation as they explore the Passover and the Lord’s Supper together. Families will also experience communion. This Waypoint is recommended for families with children in 1st through 5th grade. 

Matrix
Discover how your gifts, talents, passions and experiences connect to make you uniquely qualified to serve those around you. At this Waypoint you will also hear about ways to develop a devotional life to continue learning and growing. This Waypoint is recommended for families with students in 6th through 8th grade. 
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Understanding our true identity and knowing where it comes from must be deeply established inside the mind and heart of the Christian. This is one conversation pre-teens, teens, and their parents will not want to miss.This Waypoint is designed for families with 6th through 8th graders

Lead

Each Lead Waypoint is intentionally chosen to inform you, as well as better prepare you, to help your friends and family navigate this ever-changing world. New leadership skills will be discussed each year, so plan to make Lead an annual tradition. This Waypoint is recommended for families with students in 9th through 12th grade. 

12 Stones 
Each fall we gather high school seniors and their parents in order to look back at their spiritual journey so far, as well as spend some time looking forward. We will explore how each senior could make this the BEST year yet! This Waypoint is for families with graduating seniors.

 
 

Shift
Shift is all about intentionally energizing families whose children will be entering a new phase of development. Shifts occur as children enter 1st, 6th and 9th grades. Offered at the end of each school year, Shift is designed to help you learn how the church and your family will continue to partner together through each of these phases of development and ministry. 

 

This fun-packed night has 3 goals:

1. To celebrate what you love about your current phase of parenting.

 

2. To highlight shifts your child will be experiencing mentally, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

 

3. To share with you what will be different or unique about the next phase of ministry for your family.

 

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