Equipping the Family

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So, you may hear this phrase, equipping the family, but what does that mean?  Well, lets talk about why, what it’s not, and finally dream about what it is.  A lot of these discussion points can be found in a book called Think Orange by Reggie Joiner and the ReThink Group.  I highly recommend reading it.  

As the church we only have an average of 40 hours a week any given year with your child.  As parents, you have over 3000!  Imagine that!  Now, at The Journey it is our desire to make the one hour we have the best hour of their week, sharing Jesus’ love and truths.  We want to help you with the 3000 you have.  

I don’t feel like equipping you is throwing a bunch of things at you and expecting that you radically change everything in the matter of one day.  It’s an overwhelming thing to think about for most parents, scared you’ll say something wrong or you don’t know “all the Bible stories”, so you do nothing.  What good does that do?  Jesus used fisherman and the “outsiders” not the educated & religious.  Don’t feel intimidated.  Take small steps.   Continue reading

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No, not a fan of the University of Tennessee, but volunteer fan at The Journey.  What an awesome group of vols we have.  People who give up time during the week to pray and prepare for the kids that they will see and connect with on Sunday!  Coming an hour and a half early on snowy days, practicing on Saturdays and planning all week long.  There’s a lot that you do that many don’t think of or see, so thank you.  Because you are serving, kids are learning that God made them, God loves them and Jesus wants to be their Forever Friend.