Spiritual Milestones

How does a parent take on the responsibility of “primary spiritual nurturer” in the life of his/her growing child?

  1. First, a parent grows in his or her own understanding of the Bible and relationship with Christ.
  2. Second, parents learn how to effectively practice age-appropriate family devotions in their own home.
  3. Finally, parents learn to equip their children for the natural, spiritual milestones.
+ Baby Dedication for Parents
Christian parents are naturally compelled to present their newborn children to God. This milestone connects new parents with the magnificent responsibility and opportunity of leading their children spiritually. When parents present their children to God even as Mary and Joseph did, they’re acknowledging two simple facts. First, this new baby is God’s creation and therefore God’s possession. Second, as stewards of God’s possession, parents have the responsibility to intentionally raise the child in a way that’s pleasing to God. In this class, we will discuss what this might look like, and how we at RPC can partner with you in this journey. The Baby Dedication ceremony during the service will occur the following weekend.

Baby Dedication Class for Parents: April 23, 2017 at 9:15am in the NorthPointe Training Room (on the children’s side)

Next Baby Dedication Weekend:  April 30, 2017

Please click HERE to register.

Email Christy at christy@rpcstaff.org for more information.

“NOW, I AM GIVING YOU TO THE LORD, AND YOU WILL BELONG TO THE LORD YOUR WHOLE LIFE.” 1 SAMUEL 1:28

+ Salvation Baptism & Communion: For Kids
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Next Class Dates:

Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 8:30am-10:30am.  Registration for this class is full.  Please email jennifers@rpcstaff.org to be placed on a waitlist.  We will contact you in the event that a spot opens for this class date.

Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 8:30am-10:30am.  Click HERE to register.

Location:  NorthPointe Building-training room

This class is for parents and children in 1st-5th grades. The plan of salvation, what it means and when it is time to be baptized, and how communion fits into a Christian’s life are all topics which will be taught. These topics are covered in a relevant and child-friendly way. This is the FIRST step in the baptism process.

+ Follow Up with Children's Minister
A follow up with your Children’s Minister should occur once your child has completed the SBC: For Kids! class, has asked Jesus to be their Lord and Savior, can articulate his/her salvation experience, and is ready to proclaim their salvation publicly. Email Christy McCallum, Children’s Minister to schedule this next step.
+ Video Testimony

At RockPointe Church, we invite children who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and who are ready to proclaim this choice publicly, to make a video testimony. This is Step #3 in the baptism process. The video will be recorded in advance carefully by our Ministry Staff. Your child will be prepared and made at ease during the taping. On the day of your child’s baptism, his/her video testimony will be played in the Worship Center before the actual baptism. And afterwards, a DVD with their testimony will be given to you along with a Baptism Certificate and a Baptism Memories packet to record special moments from the day.

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Why a video?

Since baptism is a public proclamation of your child’s faith in Christ, we feel that the video gives your child the opportunity to share what they really want to say. Additionally, your child’s faith story is very meaningful. We want them to be able to remember it and share it with others as inspiration.

+ Baptism
Baptisms are scheduled with your Children’s Minister during your child’s follow up. Baptisms take place on Sunday mornings, and include a showing of your child’s pre-recorded testimony video.

+ I'm A Christian Now! Class
 

This class is a follow up to baptism for your 1st-5th grader.  In this four week class held on Sunday mornings, your children will spend time discussing, at length, these four topics:

1)Becoming a Christian-Their testimony and how to use it

2)Following Jesus’ Example-Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

3)Church-What that is and what a Christian’s responsibility is

4)Developing a Relationship-Spending time with God

Class Information:

Start Date:  Fall 2017

End Date:  Fall 2017

Class Time:  11:00am-12:15pm

Location:   RPC Kids Training Room in NorthPointe

Instructors:  Craig and Betsy McGinnis

Registration: Opens August 2017

For More Information:  Email Christy McCallum, Children’s Minister.

 

+ The Case For Christ: For Kids
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The Case For Christ: For Kids is a 6-week apologetics class (held on Sunday mornings during the 11:00am service) for 4th and 5th graders who are searching for ways to answer some tough questions as well as ways to confidently defend their faith.  This class will bring Christ to life by addressing the existence, miracles, ministry, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.

Class Information:

Start Date:  Winter 2018

End Date:  Winter 2018

Class Time:  11:00am-12:15pm

For Ages:  4th and 5th Graders

Location:  RPC Kids Training Room in NorthPointe

Instructors:  Matt and Dawn Jones

Cost:  $5.00 (includes the book Case for Christ For Kids by Lee Strobel)

Registration:  Opens Fall 2017

For More Information:  Email Christy McCallum, Children’s Minister