We all know the child’s primary Christian education comes from the home. Arborlawn wants to offer tools to empower parents as they help children along on the journey of faith.
In early 2012, Arborlawn's staff discussed the importance of parental involvement in the faith development of children. Soon after this discussion, weekly round-table brainstorming sessions began among staff members from Arborlawn's Children's Ministries, Student Ministries, Young Adult Ministries, Music Ministries, and Adult Discipleship. The group talked about promoting the spiritual development of families, specifically Arborlawn families.
So during this next school year and into Summer 2013, watch for many programs and initiatives that celebrate Family 1st at Arborlawn. Whenever you see the Family 1st logo in the coming months, know that the content of the program or activity is centered around putting family first.
Two of our initial Family 1st events include a faith-based parenting seminar on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Worship Center featuring Rev. Christie Robbins and Rev. Joel Robbins; and the Local Fest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Local Fest is a fun day where we'll have a craft fair, Pumpkin Patch games and fun for the kids, Food Trucks from Fort Worth's Food Truck Park around lunch time, and the music of some talented local bands for your entertainment. (Sign up today for a booth in the Craft Fair.)
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