Milestones are the significant events in the life of the family and will be a major component of Fight for Family.
Milestone: Celebration of Birth and Adoption
Families with new babies or adopted children are visited by an Edinbrook member and brought a gift.
Milestone: Child Dedications
March & November
Parents will have the opportunity to dedicate themselves and their child in front of the church body and to commit to raise their child in a Christ-centered home. The church body will pledge to stand with the family and come alongside them to encourage them to raise the child to know Jesus Christ. A PRE-REQUIRED class titled “Fight for Their Future” will be held the Sunday prior to child dedications.
Milestone: 1st Grade Bibles
First grade students will be presented their first Bible gift wrapped by mom and dad. There will be a parent class the previous Sunday when parents will wrap their child’s Bible after writing a note of encouragement inside.
Milestone: 5th Grade Sexual Purity Commitment
For parents and children in 5th grade to discuss God’s plan for Sexual Purity and to provide resources for parents and family build heart-to-heart communication between the parent and your pre-teen while laying a foundation of purity that will prepare them for the years ahead.
Milestone: 7th Grade Bibles
Seventh grade students will be presented a more adult Bible gift wrapped by mom and dad. There will be a parent class the previous Sunday when parents will wrap their child’s Bible after writing a note of encouragement inside.
Milestone: 8th Grade Social Media Pledge
Students learn the benefit of having pure talk in the multiple forms of communication—including social media. Students pledge to use social media to lift up, encourage, and build up others—not tear down others.
Milestone: Grand "Pray-er" Adoption of High School Students
New 9th grade students (or students new to the Student Ministry) are “adopted” by a "Grand Pray-er (senior adult or empty nester) as a “spiritual grandparent” who will commit to pray for them for the next four years of high school.
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Milestone: God, Grace & Sex
Guest speaker, Adam Paa, is coming to speak to our students and parents about God - Grace - and Sex. Adam has educated and guided thousands of adolescents and teens on important life issues: sex, building healthy relationships, dating, living an alcohol and drug free life, violence, the effects of pornography and healthy family dynamics.
Milestone: High School Graduation
Students about to graduate will be offered encouragement and a challenge as they transition into the next chapter of their lives. A family banquet will take place and graduates will be honored during Sunday morning services.
April & November
People of all ages are encourage to take this public step of obedience and confession stating that they will strive to walk with Christ for the rest of their lives. Those interested in being baptized must attend a PRE-REQUIRED baptism class that will be held several weeks prior to the baptism service. Participants must also complete a baptism form and have a short interview with a church board member.
February & September
If you are interested in becoming a committed member of Edinbrook Church, please consider attending the eight-week membership class. We will challenge you to answer the question, “Why should I be a member at Edinbrook?” Through these eight weeks you will discover the Biblical understanding of church membership and how you can get off the sidelines and in the game. We will address what is expected of those who join a body of believers and what we believe are the benefits of becoming a member at Edinbrook. Those completing the membership class and signing the commitment form will be recognized and affirmed in the Sunday morning service.
Milestone: Apples of Gold
Apples of Gold is a nurturing, intergenerational program designed for young women who are engaged, newly married, or married with young children (infant- sixth grade). The primary purpose of Apples of Gold is for older women to nurture/mentor younger women in the Word of God, focusing on Titus 2:3-5. The 2 1/2 hour sessions include cooking, sharing a meal together, and Bible study. The Bible topics include "Loving Your Husband, Loving Your Children, Kindness, Purity, Submission, and Hospitality."