Helping Families Move UP, IN & OUT
by Jason Kramme
I want to make some promises to your family. Or maybe, I want to clarify or reiterate some promises that we’ve made before. These are promises about the things we want to deliver each week in our ministry.
- We promise to create a space where your whole family can connect UP with God in worship – StuMin and WOW family worship aren’t just parties with Jesus on the guest list. They’re Jesus Parties with the family on the guest list. We do our best to ensure that every child is able to offer their worship to God in our services. That means speaking their language, engaging them in developmentally appropriate ways, and inviting YOU, their caring adult, to mentor them as they learn.
- We promise to create opportunities where your family can connect IN through Community – All of our young people, regardless of their age, are invited to be a part of a small group of peers that will support them as they grow in life and faith. Parents and adults, you are invited to come together with other caregivers to have “me too” and “how to” conversations at Parenting Tools whenever we meet for ministry with your kids.
- We promise to send you OUT for the World in Jesus’ name – We know that the first place that many of you go “out” to is your home. That is why everything we do includes some form of “take-home” connection. Beyond your front door, we also partner with Campus Faith Clubs in local schools to make sure that our kids can express their faith every day of the week. Finally, throughout the year there are opportunities for your family to go across town, across the state, across the country, and across the globe to serve people in Jesus’ name.
In short, we promise to help your family move UP, IN, and OUT. We are so thankful that you have trusted us to lead your family in those directions over the years and we hope that you will continue to join us in this movement of faith in the fall.
Jason Kramme is the Family Ministry Director at Prince of Peace.