Milestones are the landmark developments we experience throughout our lives. They are our firsts.They include our first steps, first driver’s license, and first job. They also include our firsts of faith: trusting Christ, baptism, and discovering our unique gifts and calling. Milestones provide a map of spiritual growth with the Bible as the compass for navigation. As your child journeys through life from birth-12th grade, he/she will have the opportunity to celebrate many of these milestones! Click on the milestone below for specific info on each.
Family Dedication is a time when parents publicly express their commitment to raise their child in a home that honors Christ. Dedication isn’t about ONE DAY but rather achoice to dedicate your lives, as parents, to sharing and modeling the Truth of the Bible and the love of Christ.
Family Dedication ceremonies typically happen two times a year during our worship services on Sunday morning.
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(or) Bible Presentation is designed for all 1st graders and their parents. We'reexcited about partnering with you during this very significant milestone in your child's life. As your child moves into first grade, he or she will discover the joy of reading on his or her own -PRINT now has MEANING!
On special Sundays when we celebrate Milestones, incoming 1st Graders at South Park Church will be presented with a Bible so that they could begin reading it together with their family and learn about Jesus.
Baptism has been practiced by followers of Jesus around the world for thousands ofyears. It has served an essential function in worship among people in all kinds of settings, cultures, and circumstances. Baptisms are occasions when the gathered church hears stories ofhow Jesus is changing lives. It is a time for us to announce that the old had gone and the new has come.It’s a time to celebrate rebirth and new life in Christ.
The opportunity to launch your child into the adult world is never as clear as it is on that first day of college. There is often a sigh of relief (that they made it!), hope for their future (that they’ll make it!), with a little knot in your stomach called fear (that they won’t make it!). We want to help make the launch with your child a meaningful milestone. You may have ideas of your own that you have found helpful. But if you are stuck, unsure what to say or do, click here for some guidelines and options to consider.