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Last Sunday: Baby Dedication

This last Sunday was our Baby Dedication service.  On Sunday, 39 families participated.  Here are links to the full liturgy as well as a photo blog of the baby dedication at all of our campuses.  Here is the prayer that we pray for the families involved:

Gracious God, Giver of all life,
We pray for these parents.
Give them wisdom and patience.
Let Your peace and joy dwell in their homes.
Instruct them in Your gospel truth.
Strengthen them in faith.
Sustain them through prayer.

Order their lives by love.
We pray for these children.
Be gracious to them.
Draw them to Yourself.
Help them to love and trust Jesus.
We pray that You will grow them in faith,
So that they might be like arrows in Your hand.
For Christ’s sake, Amen.

And here is part 1 and part 2 of the gift booklet that we gave to each Sojourn family that dedicated their children.  Please take time to read through each family’s testimony.  As a church, we’ve committed to pray for these kids and their parents.  I hope this little booklet will be your guide.

Gospel Relationships: The Home

At Sojourn, we desire to see the gospel transform everything.  In the month of October, Sojourn’s East Campus is bringing particular focus to how Christ’s message of redemption affects all of the different kinds of relationships we experiences day in and day out.   To learn more, download the emphasis card, or read on for a testimony about how the Gospel has transformed one Sojourn deacon’s relationships at home: Continue Reading…

The Grover Principle: Families Mobilized for “Near” & “Far”

Acts 2:39 says, “The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off–for all whom the Lord our God will call.” This verse encourages us to develop families that reach both near (our own households) and far (those outside of the faith).  I call this the Grover principle because of the skit above.  Here are three biblical foundations to keep in mind as you mobilize your family for far and near. Continue Reading…

Last Sunday: The Armor of God

This past Sunday, Sojourn’s kids studied the Armor of God from Ephesians 6:10-18.  We learned:

  • We are in a spiritual war.
  • God gives us spiritual armor.
  • Christ is our protection.

Below, you can see some pictures of kids at Sojourn East and bigger kids at Sojourn Midtown dressed up in the whole armor.  We had a lot of fun introducing kids to the way that our Warrior God protects us from Satan and his schemes by giving us salvation, righteousness, peace, faith, truth, and His Word.

We also used some great coloring sheets drawn by Sojourn artist Mandy Groce.  You can download them from here:

There are two versions of the coloring page – one picturing a boy and the other picturing a girl. The children have the phrase “strong and courageous” written on their t-shirts. The third sheet is the pieces of the full armor of God. We had the children cut and paste those pieces to construct the final picture.

Continue Reading…

Do your kids have questions about baptism and salvation? Sign up for the Ask Class.

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The goal of this class is to answer the questions of kids and their parents who are seeking to understand the gospel, salvation, baptism, and assurance.  We want to partner with parents, who have been commanded to teach their kids about God.  Our hope is that this class will be a catalyst for more gospel conversations between parents and their children.   The first session covers issues related to Jesus and salvation.  The second session covers issues related to baptism and assurance.

Next Class: Classes will meet again on Sundays, October 17th & 24th.  Register here.

Download Sojourn’s position and process for on childhood baptism.