We welcome you to our family based ministry webpage. It is such a thrill that you want to learn more about how God can bless your family through knowing Him better. You may be asking yourself, what is different about a family based ministry? I am glad you asked.
We, at St. Michael’s, believe that the best teachers for our children are the faith-driven parents. In this family led ministry, parents find that they have the greatest amount of time and the unique ability to really impact their child’s faith. Our goal, as a department, is to provide opportunities and materials to help enhance these learning moments that families share together. The Children’s Ministry is dedicated to honoring and encouraging families in their walk with Christ.
Children are meeting virtually for Sunday School, due to COVID. Danielle Lindstrom, our Director of Children’s Ministry, leads the children’s Sunday School video. If you would like to help with Sunday School, or want more information, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth are meeting at 10:00 am via Zoom for the month of January, until COVID permits in-person gatherings. Taylor Daniel, our Director of Student Ministry, facilitates the Youth Sunday School. You can contact him at email@example.com.
The Nursery is currently unavailable during Sunday School worship due to the ongoing COVID19 situation
Prayer Photo Directory
As David Booman and the Task Force develop their vision for this ministry, our team of leaders and intercessors would like to pray for the children and families of our church. As you have probably experienced with your own prayers, having a picture in front of us often enhances our ability to focus in prayer. With this in mind our intercessor and leadership team would greatly appreciate a family picture as they pray for each of you (casual/candid shots are fine).
If you wish to provide a photo that will be prayed over, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. And a big thank-you to those who have already done so!
Blessings, Ted Moore, on behalf of the Family Ministry Task Force of St. Michael’s Church
Family Ministry Resources
David Booman recommends....
As Shakespeare is head and shoulders above all other playwrights, the Chronicles of Narnia are head and shoulders above all other children’s literature. By God’s grace this extraordinary series has been narrated by the greatest Shakespearian actors in the world including Kenneth Branagh, Alex Jennings, Michael York, Lynn Redgrave, Derek Jacobi, Jeremy Northam, and Patrick Stewart. My boys who are 4 and 6 have listened to the entire series half a dozen times in the car, and keep coming back for more. It can be purchased on Amazon OR listened to for FREE on Hoopla: www.hoopladigital.com.
8. The New City Catechism app
The New City Catechism for Kids is a resource aimed at teaching the core doctrines of the Christian faith to children ages 4–11. With 52 easy-to-understand questions and short answers set to incredibly catchy tunes, this is a home run for Christian families. The Boomans listen to it every morning over breakfast, and throughout the day. It is designed to help children understand who God is and what he has done and we have found that it prompts wonderful discussions around the breakfast or dinner table. Download from the app store today!
9. Seeds Family Worship
Seeds Family Worship is a tremendous resource for getting the Word of God into the home and into the hearts of our children. With 167 of the greatest verses of the Bible set to music, this makes Bible memorization easy and fun. Great to listen to in the car or in the home, parents will find themselves singing along! It can be listened to on iTunes, Right Now Media, and other platforms. https://www.seedsfamilyworship.com/
10. Family Discipleship in Quarantine with the Rev. Dr. Rob Reinow
a timely teaching by the Rev. Dr. Rob Reinow, from a St. Michael’s Zoom call. Rob shares some practical. ideas for connecting with our children in isolation and making the most of this time together. Reinow Zoom call
11. Six Songs for Mealtimes
God’s people have always praised Him in song. Before crises, during crises, and after crises, we were made to sing. Here are the Boomans singing some of our favorite mealtime songs of thanksgiving. Boomans Singing
12. Testimony of God’s Care and Protection
An extraordinary life-and-death testimony by Jules Deas, reminding us that God cares for us, and is always speaking to His children. Jules Deas Testimony