Gearing Up for 2014!

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CalendarAs you are gearing-up, planning and preparing for a meaningful time with family and friends celebrating the birth of Jesus our Savior, I want to challenge you to take some time over the Christmas holidays to evaluate your family calendar for 2014.

The new-year will have no shortage of opportunities to fill your family schedule and capture one of life’s greatest gifts… time! The challenge for most of us will be choosing the activities that will bring the greatest benefit to our family and position us to bring glory to God; which ought to be the goal for how we allocate our time. I want to strongly offer four recommendations that your pastors have prepared to help you launch 2014 and set the stage for a dynamic year (more details and registration for each of these are in the Fireside Room)….

  1. FAMILY SUMMIT – Sunday afternoon, January 26, we will hold our second Family Summit with a choice of several Legacy Milestone Seminars to choose from (listing in the Fireside Room). There will be activities for children of all ages while adults attend the seminars as well as a snack supper (donation basis) for all. Leading your family “to love the Lord your God” (Deut. 6) is the heartbeat of the Path of Legacy Milestones and the seminars will help equip those who are positioned to influence and lead children to take the necessary steps for spiritual development as the child moves toward each milestone.
  2. KINGDOM BUILDERS – Saturday, February 1 your family will have an opportunity to serve alongside families from other churches in our community by helping assemble nutritional food packets that will be shipped to various locations around the world providing life-sustaining food for those in need.
  3. MEN’S CONFERENCE – Friday & Saturday, February 7-8 our men will travel to participate in the First Baptist Woodstock Anchored Men’s Conference, joining thousands of other men worshiping God and growing to be men of God. We’ll learn how to lead our families well through turbulent times. The cost is $130 and you get a 50% discount toward the Art of Marriage Seminar if you attend both.
  4. THE ART OF MARRIAGE SEMINAR – Friday & Saturday, February 14-15 couples will enjoy a ‘top shelf’ Valentine’s Dinner and connect together through the six interactive video sessions. Whether your marriage is as strong as ever or you are struggling to keep it together, this seminar will encourage and equip the two of you to connect on a deeper level and enjoy the marriage God intended for you. The cost is $50 per couple; $25 if your spouse can’t attend. The seminar will be held at Grace Life.

FOUR WEEKENDS OF FAMILY MINISTRY… Family equipping, families serving, men worshiping, and couples connecting, will help your family experience God’s best in 2014 and beyond. Take some time to pray for God’s direction and if He tells you not to participate in one or all of these then by all means don’t attend; otherwise… well you get the picture. Grab your family, gear-up, and join us for a fantastic 2014!


Saint Green
Author: Saint Green

Saint Green is the Minister of Children and Family Development at Grace Life. Click here to learn more about Saint.

2 Responses to "Gearing Up for 2014!"

  1. Mike Jones Posted on January 9, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Carolyn, I didn’t see where Pastor Saint specifically gave the date of December 25 as Jesus’ birth date, but simply referred to celebrating His birth over the “Christmas holidays”. Many cultures around the world traditionally celebrate His birth on Christmas (December 25), but that is a man-made tradition. The Bible doesn’t give us a specific date of His birth, but the circumstances surrounding his birth such as the Roman census and shepherds in the fields indicate Jesus was probably born early than December, when it was warmer. I hope this helps!

  2. Carolyn Browning Posted on January 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    You speak of celebrating Christ’s birth on December 25th. Where do you find this in scripture? Thanks for your time.

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