JOIN THE RESISTANCE...
Here at Edinbrook we know the challenges of trying to raise a family in today’s culture. Youth face challenges that simply didn’t exist when many of us were growing up, every marriage has its struggles, and parenting can lead to all kinds of worries and anxieties. We get it and we want to help. We want to resist the status-quo and false paradigms of culture because we believe in the power of family. Who doesn’t want an intimate marriage? Who doesn’t want teenagers who honor Dad and Mom? Despite all the challenges we face, we know that you can have a strong, united family that avoids the pitfalls and dangers of our culture.
HOW WE FIGHT FOR FAMILY
We offer many different ministries and what we call “milestones” that help each person in the family. From teaching parents how to better understand their toddler and personally pray for their children, to teaching children the importance of God’s Word and honoring parents, to having spiritual grandparents in the church who pray for every high-schooler, Fight For Family can help make your family stronger.
Discover what Fight For Family has to offer by picking up a Fight For Family booklet at Connection Point located in the lobby. Join the resistance with us!
JUST A FEW MILESTONES
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: 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 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.
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.