SGC Discipleship Ministries - Partnering with Families
SGC Discipleship Scripture
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:5-7
Partnering with families to nurture children and youth in life-long discipleship to Jesus Christ.
To equip children and youth to “use both hands and feet”: Loving God Children and youth have personal experiences of God Loving Each Other Children and youth are involved in dynamic community Sharing His Story Children and youth are given opportunities to share Jesus with their circle of influence Showing God’s Care Children and youth are given opportunities to care for others.
NURSERY - GRADE 5
SUNDAY DISCIPLESHIP 10-11:30AM 10am - Nursery Opens 10-10:30am - All Ages Worship Upstairs 10:30-11:30am - Children go downstairs for age specific experience INTERGENERATIONAL MINISTRY We believe that God has created the church to be an intergenerational gathering of Jesus followers. We need people of all ages and stages in order for us to be the people of God. Therefore, we make every effort to infuse all of our ministries with this philosophy in mind. We know that this can be “messy” but believe that this messiness is part of what it means to be an authentic community. We believe in doing life together.
GRADE 6 - GRADE 12
SUNDAY DISCIPLESHIP 10-11:30AM 10-10:30am - All Ages Worship Upstairs 10:30-11:30am - Youth go downstairs for age specific experience BI-WEEKLY EVENTS We offer bi-weekly events to provide ways in which our youth can be engaged. Monthly Fellowship Nights We have fun events for community building and to give our youth an opportunity to invite their friends. Monthly Service Experiences We offer monthly service experiences in which our youth can engage in loving others and showing God’s care.
Parents We believe that parents play the most significant role in the lives of their children & youth. We want to partner with you in guiding your children & youth to become committed disciples of Jesus Christ. We believe that parents are called by God to be the primary spiritual care givers and provide opportunities to volunteer in our discipleship program. We provide training and resources to help you share your faith with your children. We have quarterly parent meetings and provide email updates to keep you up to date.
Child Dedication & Communion
The dedication of children is an act in which parent(s) publicly present their child and themselves to God as an outward expression of their gratitude and desire to raise their child in becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. It is a public act of dedicating the child before God and the faith community. It is a promise to love the child as Jesus has loved us. It is a promise for the parents to live out their faith at home and to lead their child by example in what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. It is a time of partnering with the Spring Garden faith community, promising to work together in helping the child in his/her faith journey. If you are interested and have any further questions or concerns, please speak with our Pastor of Discipleship, Sam Lee for more details.
Here at Spring, we believe that communion is a way in which all who are followers of Jesus Christ can come to a table of fellowship and share together what Jesus has done for us and continues to do in and through us. Most Christian churches participate in this act and refer to it by other names such as “The Lord’s Table” and “the Eucharist.” We believe that we are all on a journey and what’s important is that we are moving towards a deeper relationship with Jesus. We believe that children can come and are welcomed to the table and that it is up to you, parents and caregivers, to discern with your child when it’s the right time to participate in communion. Whether or not your child is ready, we want everyone to feel welcomed at the table and so we provide a blessing for those who choose not to receive the bread and the cup. We want to partner with you and encourage you to have this discussion with your child as part of his/her discipleship.
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Please refer to our website where you can find a calendar with up to date information. We are on facebook! Come join our group by searching for “Spring Youth”
Get Involved! We want people of our community to use their gifts to serve God and to love one another. We all have something to offer whether you are a parent or not. Please speak to Sam Lee for ways to get involved!
Pastor of Discipleship: Sam Lee firstname.lastname@example.org
Discipleship Ministry Assistant: Jeremy Ranasinghe email@example.com