Faith at Home

Our purpose for Family Ministry at Greenwich is to create opportunities to form the character of Christ in parents & their children; developing faithful and obedient life-long disciples of Jesus. Greenwich highly values education and faith formation through Bible study programs for adults and that emphasis continues for our kids as they grow and learn in our children's ministry and youth ministry. However, we believe that parents are the most important influence in their children's spiritual lives. So if you have kids, we want to encourage and equip you with tools to build faith and character in the hearts of your children at home.

How do we make room for God to be a part of our life as a family? Here are 4 simple ways to begin practicing Faith at Home:

1. Blessing: Each day, bless your children with simple words of affirmation that remind them of God. It’s easy to do this at night, just before they go to bed, but at other times too. Blessing a child, especially using Scripture, connects them to the One who loves them most.

2. Prayer: Develop the habit of praying daily with your children so that conversation with God is a part of your family's routine. The Lord's Prayer sets a great example of how to P.R.A.Y. in four ways: Praise, Repent, Ask, & Yield.

3. Bible: Make time in your schedule to read the Bible together, establishing the importance of God's Word in your family's life. A great resource for devotions is our Scripture Memory Challenge and we also recommend these great online devotional websites for families:

Thriving Family

Family Time 

Axis

Josh McDowell

4. Mealtimes: Make it a priority for your family to share a meal together at least once a day. Begin the meal with a blessing and ask questions that bring God into the conversation.

Use the Faith at Home Handout with ideas for Blessing, Prayer, Bible, and Mealtimes.

Parenting Resources

We also offer classes and seminars on parenting to encourage Biblical faithfulness, thoughtful and wise discipline, and regular spiritual conversation in the home. There is regular opportunity for fellowship among parents of young children through our Parent Fellowship. Greenwich truly sees ourselves as a church family, and our hope is to make Christian parenting a natural part of the way we live together in community.
    
For help with parenting, we recommend the following resources for personal and family worship, parenting education, and encouragement in your calling as a parent:

Visionary Parenting – Encouraging the reformation of family discipleship and equipping parents to pass faith and character to their children and grandchildren. Visionary Parenting books are available for free!
    
HomeWord – Educating, equipping, and encouraging parents and churches to build God-honoring families from generation to generation.

Axis  seeking to resource parents to disciple their children as they face life’s questions and challenges. They introduce and address tough topics facing children and youth in our current American culture with practical wisdom and insight.

Center for Parent/Youth Understanding – Resources for bridging the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers.

John Rosemond
 – An influential psychologist and clever columnist with advice and resources for the practical aspects of discipline, child development, and Biblical parenting.

Jun
24
June 24
Sunday 9:45 AM
A community of adults and kids learning together!
Each week everyone studies the same passage at an age-appropriate level, from our preschool class all the way up to the adults!

Infants through 1st Graders are dropped off in our Children's Wing, in the same building as our Sanctuary. A light snack is served to kids at the beginning of their class.

Everyone else (2nd - 12th Graders & Adults) meet together in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45am!
Education Building
Jul
15
July 15
Sunday 6:00 PM
Fellowship Hall
Jul
22
July 22
Sunday 9:45 AM
A community of adults and kids learning together!
Each week everyone studies the same passage at an age-appropriate level, from our preschool class all the way up to the adults!

Infants through 1st Graders are dropped off in our Children's Wing, in the same building as our Sanctuary. A light snack is served to kids at the beginning of their class.

Everyone else (2nd - 12th Graders & Adults) meet together in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45am!
Education Building
Jul
29
July 29
Sunday 9:45 AM
A community of adults and kids learning together!
Each week everyone studies the same passage at an age-appropriate level, from our preschool class all the way up to the adults!

Infants through 1st Graders are dropped off in our Children's Wing, in the same building as our Sanctuary. A light snack is served to kids at the beginning of their class.

Everyone else (2nd - 12th Graders & Adults) meet together in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45am!
Education Building
Aug
05
August 05
Sunday 9:45 AM
A community of adults and kids learning together!
Each week everyone studies the same passage at an age-appropriate level, from our preschool class all the way up to the adults!

Infants through 1st Graders are dropped off in our Children's Wing, in the same building as our Sanctuary. A light snack is served to kids at the beginning of their class.

Everyone else (2nd - 12th Graders & Adults) meet together in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45am!
Education Building
Aug
05
August 05
Sunday 5:30 PM
Monthly Family Potluck with an emphasis on healthy family life & parenting skills for parents, fun together in community for kids, and leadership for older students.
Nursery
Aug
12
August 12
Sunday 9:45 AM
A community of adults and kids learning together!
Each week everyone studies the same passage at an age-appropriate level, from our preschool class all the way up to the adults!

Infants through 1st Graders are dropped off in our Children's Wing, in the same building as our Sanctuary. A light snack is served to kids at the beginning of their class.

Everyone else (2nd - 12th Graders & Adults) meet together in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45am!
Education Building
Aug
12
August 12
Sunday 5:30 PM
Monthly Family Potluck with an emphasis on healthy family life & parenting skills for parents, fun together in community for kids, and leadership for older students.
Fellowship Hall
Aug
19
August 19
Sunday 9:45 AM
A community of adults and kids learning together!
Each week everyone studies the same passage at an age-appropriate level, from our preschool class all the way up to the adults!

Infants through 1st Graders are dropped off in our Children's Wing, in the same building as our Sanctuary. A light snack is served to kids at the beginning of their class.

Everyone else (2nd - 12th Graders & Adults) meet together in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45am!
Education Building
Aug
26
August 26
Sunday 9:45 AM
A community of adults and kids learning together!
Each week everyone studies the same passage at an age-appropriate level, from our preschool class all the way up to the adults!

Infants through 1st Graders are dropped off in our Children's Wing, in the same building as our Sanctuary. A light snack is served to kids at the beginning of their class.

Everyone else (2nd - 12th Graders & Adults) meet together in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45am!
Education Building
Sep
02
September 02
Sunday 5:30 PM
Monthly Family Potluck with an emphasis on healthy family life & parenting skills for parents, fun together in community for kids, and leadership for older students.
Nursery
Sep
09
September 09
Sunday 4:00 PM
Monthly Family Potluck with an emphasis on healthy family life & parenting skills for parents, fun together in community for kids, and leadership for older students.
Nursery
Oct
07
October 07
Sunday 5:30 PM
Monthly Family Potluck with an emphasis on healthy family life & parenting skills for parents, fun together in community for kids, and leadership for older students.
Nursery
Nov
04
November 04
Sunday 5:30 PM
Monthly Family Potluck with an emphasis on healthy family life & parenting skills for parents, fun together in community for kids, and leadership for older students.
Nursery
Dec
02
December 02
Sunday 5:30 PM
Monthly Family Potluck with an emphasis on healthy family life & parenting skills for parents, fun together in community for kids, and leadership for older students.
Nursery