• Will Spink
    Senior Pastor
  • Wyketa Shipman
    Executive Assistant to the
    Senior Pastor
  • Dennis Baptiste
    Director of Worship
  • Daniel Brown
    Print & Digital Media Specialist
  • Bill Harritt
    Assistant Pastor of
  • Kim Delchamps
    Administrative Assistant of
    Youth/Children Ministries
  • Derrick Harris
    Associate Pastor of
    Shepherding/Young Families
  • Shannon Clark
    Administrative Assistant of
    Adult Ministries
  • Angela Sierk
    Director of Children's Ministry
  • Tyanna Holbrook
    Director of Nursery
  • Janice Crowson
    Director of Facilities/Finance
  • Robert Blevins
    Director of
    Community Development
  • General Contact
    For all other purposes
Contact Us Site Map

Spiritual Transformation

Ministry to children and their families is not about programs, or childcare or babysitting. It’s about a transformation of lives from the inside out. We as a church cannot be the only ones who take on this role of the spiritual transformation of children, instead it primarily belongs in the hands of parents. The church provides Christian Education where Biblical truths, scripture memory, catechisms, etc. are taught.  But it is in the home, with spiritually-minded parents, where spiritual formation consistently occurs. The two go hand-in-hand. They need to be blended in order for a transformation to occur. Information + Spiritual Formation = Spiritual Transformation.

In Psalm 78, the Bible shows us that it is the parents who have the awesome privilege of passing down their faith to their children, generation after generation. In fact God commands us to do so. Beginning in verse 5, “...He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel which He commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God…”

I love the words of Dr. Michelle Anthony in her book 7 Family Ministry Essentials: “If we want to form spiritually-minded children and students who own a vibrant, lifetime faith, we must begin by looking closely in the mirror.  We must recognize that we may have been led to believe faith is simply knowing the right information about Christ and acting with good behavior–and we may unintentionally lead others to hold that same wrong belief.

Intellectually we understand that faith is more than knowledge and good morals. We certainly desire for them to possess a robust faith that impacts every aspect of life, and we hunger to see faith that transcends childhood belief into lifelong faith.

In order to accomplish these things in a new generation, let’s pick up that mirror and take a critical look for a moment. What do we actually do with our time, energy, and resources? Because if faith is simply about good teaching and proper behavior, then the church is a sufficient place for children and students to learn that. But if faith is that plus more–if it is understanding how to live out what we believe by the power of God’s Spirit, then the family, with spiritually-minded parents, is the best place for that!”

Spiritual transformation is a partnership between families and the church.  As a church we are here to resource, walk alongside, encourage, equip, pray for, and minister to parents as they raise their children in the ways of the Lord.  God is moving in the lives of His people, in order to redeem children, students, families and the church as a whole. He simply asks us to come alongside Him and join him in His work.