Why the names?
As a church we see water, particularly rivers and streams to be really important metaphors in describing who we are and where we’re heading. In Family Foreshore we see family picnics on the sand where our little babies are introduced to the stream of living water while being cuddled and reassured they are safe. When our babies grow up a little they venture across the sand to the Water’s Edge, engaging with the world around them, dipping their toe into the river, splashing and wading in the water. All of a sudden our babies grow to kids, they begin to swim, explore and dive into Discovery Cove with their friends.
We know that in Children’s Ministry, we only have around 40 hours a year to speak into the lives of your children, while you at home have around 3000. So, to have the greatest impact, to love our kids well and point them to Jesus, we want to be intentional about partnering with you (families) in your role as the primary discipler of your children.
We want to equip you as well as we can by:
- Growing relationships between leaders and families to partner well together.
- Being clear on what is being taught, so that discussions are continued, repeated and messages reinforced throughout the week.
- Providing great resources and spaces for children and families to learn and grow.
- Connecting families to the programs and community at Lifestreams so that you can play a part in the journey of other families too.