Home-Centered and Church-Supported means parents are the primary faith-developers and the church, pastors, staff and youth leaders are secondary faith-developers. We believe it is important to build the home because it is the primary place where faith is shaped and nurtured in each generation. The church then supports and resources families to experience effective spiritual growth within their own households.
Home-Centered and Church-Supported
If you have not had the opportunity to present your child with their very own Bible, Shepherd’s Gate, in partnership with your family, would like to present your child with their very own Bible. This will be a great Faith Step event with food, fun, family challenges, and of course, a new Bible for your child! For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Siblings are welcome. Nursery will be available for children ages 5 and under. This event will take place around the end of April, 2018 at 10a.
MOPS is a dynamic program designed to nurture mothers of young children (Moms-to-be through Moms with any age children). MOPS supports moms through trusted resources and relationships. We typically have breakfast, a speaker, a craft project and exchange ideas. Childcare is provided in our staffed nursery. We meet 9:30 to 11:30a – second and fourth Wednesdays each month, September through April. Come check us out with no obligation; your first meeting is free. A Family Ministry Registration Form is required for any children using the nursery. MOPS International also has a MOPS Registration Form for all Moms in the program. Feel free to complete each form and take them with you to your first meeting. Contact email@example.com for info. and to register.
Confirmation Teachers: Pastor Tim Bollinger and Pastor John Kral
First Communion/Confirmation 2017-2018
Parent Meeting for First Communion students 8/30/17 @ 7p in the Senior High Room
Jr. High Retreat (Mandatory for all First Communion/Confirmation students) 10/14-10/15 at Michigan Christian Youth Camp
Fall Seminar – Saturday November 4th, 2017 @ 8:30a-12p
Winter Seminar – Saturday January 20, 2018 @ 8:30a-12p
Spring Seminar – Saturday March 3, 2018 @ 8:30a-12p
First Communion Sunday- May 6th, 2018 @ 11:30a
Mandatory Confirmation Rehearsal in the Worship Center – Wednesday May 16, 2018 @ 7p
Confirmation Service – Saturday May 19, 2018 @ 10a
For more information, please contact our Student Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org