“Family” can mean many things… newly married couples, families with children, empty nesters, divorcees—all of these are families and all of them need God’s truth and direction to become and stay God-centered. Southside’s Family Ministry seeks to educate, motivate, and empower families in developing and maintaining positive Bible-based, Spirit-filled family relationships.
We offer marriage/divorce classes several times a year.
Love and Respect: When you are in a conflict with your spouse or significant other, do you feel unloved or disrespected? 83% of the men said “disrespected.” 72% of the women said, “unloved.” Though we all need love and respect equally, the felt need differs during conflict, and this difference is as different as pink is from blue! This course helps men and women navigate conflict keeping these unique needs in mind.
Sacred Marriage: Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. This six-session small group Bible study invites you to see how God can use marriage as a discipline and a motivation to reflect more of the character of Jesus.
DivorceCare: Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. DivorceCare is a 13-week course that meets weekly to help you navigate divorce and move toward rebuilding your life. Begins Wednesday, March 15th. Meets from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Cost is $20/person. For info, contact Jennifer Skipper
We offer parenting classes several times a year.
Grace Based Parenting: Parents in our post-modern world tend to be committed to but anxious about their child-rearing responsibilities. This course offers a refreshing new look at parenting. Rejecting rigid rules and checklists that don’t work, Grace Based Parenting recommends a parenting style that mirrors God’s love, reflects His forgiveness, and displaces fear as a motivator for behavior. As we embrace the grace God offers, we begin to give it-creating a solid foundation for growing morally strong and spiritually motivated children.
Southside Marriage Retreat
Make a good marriage even better! Get away to Riverview Lodge for the weekend and learn God-honoring, Bible-based strategies for strengthening your marriage. March 10-12, 2017. $160/couple, includes lodging and meals. Limited space available! For info, contact Jennifer Skipper
Southside Family Camp
A Southside tradition! Meet other Southside families as we enjoy games, meals, worship and fellowship together in God’s beautiful outdoors at Riverview Bible Camp! Watch the bulletin for dates and deets!
Southside Family Fun Nights
Might be bowling! Might be games! Might be a movie! Whatever it is, it’ll be FUN! Bring the family and rub elbows with other Southsiders! Watch the bulletin for dates and deets!
Don’t go it alone! Marriage Mentoring pairs married couples together for sharpening, encouragement, accountability and fellowship. For more info contact Tim Ledbetter
For More Info
For info about Family Ministry, please contact: Jennifer Skipper