The Foundation Stone
“On this rock I will build my church.”
Peter had just confessed about Jesus, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
That truth is the foundation stone of the Church.
The Next Stone
But what is the next stone Jesus uses to build his church? It is a stone that Satan is trying to pull out of God’s Church. Satan can pull it out because
- we don’t have time for it,
- we don’t feel qualified to lead it,
- we don’t feel connected to it.
The Importance of Family
The Family is the next stone Jesus lays upon the foundation. The family is where faith is most often and most thoroughly passed on. God instructed family leaders, “These commandments I give you today… 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 6:6,7).
But today, the family is under attack.
- Our schedules declare that work has become more important than family,
- Parents haven’t learned how to pass on their faith to their children,
- Families are dysfunctional and many adults don’t feel there is a “family” to which they belong.
The Family Church
We want to help you put that “next stone” back into its place. We want to help moms and dads see their families as the primary church they are called to shepherd. We want to help adults become a part of spiritual families (Life Groups) so they can encourage others and be encouraged.
Included in this program are the following resources available for use personally or in other congregations.
- Testimonials that show God’s power at work in our families.
- A message series based on Ephesians to help you see yourself as a Pastor of the Family Church, whether that be the nuclear family or a family of believers in a Life Group.
- Daily devotions both in booklet form and audio podcasts.
- Worship helps (Introductory videos, logos and worship planners complete with lessons, hymns, and special introductions to the confession of sins and absolution).
"You Made a Place for Me" Download Available!
Mike Westendorf and Alex Bennett just released the theme song for our Family Church message! See a lyric video on YouTube or download it from Noisetrade here to share on social media. Using the Noisetrade will also allow you to give a gift to help cover the cost of production. A direct download of the video and audio is also available.