Youth and Family Ministry Services

We are here to support the families of the Hill Country. Often when one thinks of a Youth and Family Ministry their thoughts go to the children. There are visions of small children playing, teens having a conversation or participating in activities. We do that, but we don’t stop there……

That is just part of what a Youth and Family Ministry is about; our purpose is to support your entire family unit.  Today times move so fast, parents are tasks with many responsibilities and children are exposed to many temptations they don’t realize can be harmful to their physical, mental, spiritual and emotional bodies.

Check the Event Calendar often for our Family Movie Night

The Vision of Guidance and Support

We are always looking for ways to connect beyond Sunday Service.  Supportive Programs are currently under development for adoptive parents, co- parents, single parents, step-parents and blended families. We are also here to support those Grandparents raising their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  As a community, we are so diverse and colorful in our daily lives and the only thing that separates us is our internal story of why we are different.

In 2017 we will also be starting a group for families touched by Autism, Intelectual Differences and other physical and mental challenges.  Come share with other parents while your children come together to connect, share and play.

We are also here for teen and parent support serving those experiencing bullying, spiritual exploration of God’s vision for their life, various forms of exclusion. We are creating joyous exchange living beyond our daily stories to create the inclusive loving world God intended for each of us.

Join us as we come together, create support systems, have fun, share meals, movies, outings and provide a representation of true, inclusive community.

 

“On Children”

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls’ dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.   By  Kahlil Gibran