Many in our congregation are currently raising small children, and this is hard work. It is also important work.
Jim Pulizzi, our Pastor of Children and Families, fills us in on our new summer curriculum for Children’s Worship.
“...the implications of the resurrection—its explosive force—call for an extended period of exploration and appropriation. Easter cannot be done in a day.”
How has technology encroached upon your own life and the lives of your children, roommates, friends, and coworkers? Is it helping you to become the person you were meant to be?
Though a bit arbitrary, the start of a new calendar year does give us the opportunity to start something new in our daily habits—not just for us as adults, but also for our kids.
It's time! It's here!
God’s people are a people who listen to stories: stories of God’s action and faithfulness, stories of humanity's failures and longing for restoration, stories of God’s provision in and through his Son Jesus.
A new class, a new curriculum, and new members...
Join Us for our Fall Middle School Retreat September 8th through 10th...
We are just a few days away from our annual, one-day VBS event, Summer City Kids: Pirates!
“So powerful was his presence, so confident was his authority and so overwhelming was his love, that his disciples did follow him.”
On May 6th City Church put on a workshop entitled The Talk: Teaching Your Children About God’s Design for Sex. And this is the truth we discussed: Your child will learn about sex. The only question is: “How?”
All too often, ministry in the Church—especially to children—can focus almost exclusively on the transfer of information. But while teaching children doctrine is essential, it must always be rooted in the goal of increasing our love for God and neighbor.
When a child who has been welcomed into the church through baptism comes to a place where they know they are sinners loved by God through Jesus, the invitation to them to participate in the Lord’s Supper is extended with joy!
Could we take this season of the year (Epiphany) when Christians the world over are seeking growth in Christ, as a time where we could intentionally seek growth in the discipleship of our children as well?
Slowing down is not popular in our culture, nor is it typically encouraged...and our children feel the pressure to perform and produce, as well. But for the past several months we have been encouraging our older elementary and middle school students to slow down and dwell on God’s promises in Scripture.
"He's coming! It's time!"
“Advent is a season of expectant waiting, tapping into the sense we have that all is not well, the longing for the world to be made right again. It’s a season for restless hearts and people weary of a broken world who want, with all our being, to know there’s more than this…”
Here Jim, our Director for Discipleship of Children and Families, share some ways we as a church (children included) can anticipate the birth of our Savior together.
"By teaching our children (and our congregation as a whole) that God's spirit of creation is in all of us, we can all be part of bringing more beauty into the world."
Two weeks ago, at our Welcome Back Sunday event, we invited some of the children of City Church to watch a short animated film entitled, The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden.