SATURDAY MORNING FAMILY MEETING
EVERY SATURDAY 11:00AM
Q. So what's with this?
A. We have been having Saturday Morning Family Meeting, for about a year, as a time of fellowship with families involved in our Training Program.
Join us for our Weekly Family Worship.
Believing that God has given us His Word in the Bible, consisting of stories, to be passed on from one generation to the next; each week we go through a story and preach the gospel from it. The stories are done consecutively as in the Bible so that families can read the stories before and talk about them after.
Families Worship Together
When you arrive perhaps the first thing that you might notice is the fact that there are so many babies and small children in the service. We value children being in the service, and the children will grow accustomed to being a part of the worship experience. No one will stop you at the door if you try to enter our service with your toddler.
No Systematic Age Segregation
One of the biggest distinctions at SMFM is the absence of age-graded ministries. We do not have segregated youth ministry, or children’s ministry. First, these ministries are not part of the biblical church model. The Bible is clear on whose job it is to disciple children... parents. Second, these ministries can work against the biblical model. Parents who are relieved of their discipleship duties tend to become dependent on those who have taken over the job. And, as Dr. Alvin Reid has noticed, “The largest rise of youth professionals in history has been accompanied by a decline in youth evangelism effectiveness.”
Evangelism/Discipleship Through Homes
We teach parents to evangelize and disciple their children and their neighbors. We emphasize family worship, and family discipleship. Thus, instead of placing the burden on paid professionals to “do the work of the ministry,” we equip the saints to do it. This is modeled through our weekly trainings and quarterly productions that the families are involved in.