As the true Church, we are a gathering of individual believers from all walks of life, those who have personally put their faith in Christ. Some are parents. Some are members of a family who attend. Some are single adults who never married. Some are married couples without families. Some are widows and widowers well past the child-rearing time of their lives.
Family ministry walks with all believers to develop disciple-making disciples.
What we teach:
- Fear of the Lord. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Proverbs 9:10) The confidence in knowing who God is allows His wisdom to be applied in all life situations.
- Value and application of God’s Word. All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) Understanding the authority and power of God’s Word directs the way we live each day.
- Love God with all you are, and love your neighbor. Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-19) Learning to love provides motivation to be selfless and honoring among others.
Family Life ministry aims to grow everyone, regardless of age or family status, to become more like Jesus in a way that they become more faithful disciples who are doing the same for others.
There’s a Place for YOU
As a community of believers, it is important that we gather regularly in fellowship to encourage and support one another as we walk through life together. Regardless of what season of life you are currently in, there are many opportunities to find the place that is just right for you. Below are just of few of the options. For more information about these or any of our Family Life ministries, contact Lori Sansoucie or Penny VanDellen.
ALL PRO DADS
3K – 8th Grade
This national program provides an opportunity once a month for dads to spend quality time with kids, aimed to strengthen their relationship with each other and allow them to engage in meaningful conversations. Group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30AM.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Age 4 – 5th Grade
A week-long summer activity where kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities and experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, Students will also learn to look for evidence of God around them. VBS takes place each summer in mid-June.
D.I.G. SUNDAY SCHOOL
Age 3 – 4th Grade
Provides an opportunity for students to enjoy worship songs, Bible stories, crafts and games as they explore God’s character throughout the Bible. Kids discover what it means to reflect the heart of God in everyday life. Group meets Sundays at 9:30AM.
1 TIMOTHY 4:12
5th – 6th Grades
Through Bible study, activities and discussion, students take a deeper look at topics including The Lord’s Prayer, Fruits of the Spirit, God’s blessings and more. Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30PM.
MICAH 6:8 JUNIOR YOUTH
7th – 8th Grades
Students spend time in Bible study and discussion to grow their relationship with Christ and learn about sacrificial living and serving others. Gatherings also include time for fun, group games and activities. Group meets on the first and third Friday of each month at 7PM.
THE FORGE SENIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP
Focusing on peer relationships, leadership skills, and building one another up, the group encourages long-term, positive relationships among students while looking at Scripture to identify their role in the world as well as serve others in love. Group meets on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 6:30PM.
Surround and support foster families within the Our Redeemer congregation and the local community by establishing Christian Care Communities to help with childcare, child mentoring, meals and prayer.
ALASKA MISSION TRIP
Opportunity for adults and high school students to serve those in need and share the love of Jesus in and around the Anchorage community. Service projects include working at a local food pantry, helping out at a local homeless shelter, and leading chapel and providing VBS and sports camp to children. Group travels to Anchorage each year at the end of June.
KAZAKHSTAN MISSION TRIP
Adults and high school students travel to Almaty Kazakhstan in mid-July for a two week mission serving youth at a local youth camp.
A friendly, caring group of people who walk alongside those going through one of life’s most difficult experiences. There is no need to go through a separation or divorce alone. Group meets Wednesdays at 5:30PM.
The grieving process is made just a bit easier when a caring group of people walk alongside those who are experiencing one of life’s most difficult journeys. Group meets Saturdays at 9:30AM.
Our Heavenly Father wants us to spend time with Him in worship. Intentionally quieting our hearts and minds before worship enables us to set distractions aside and place our focus on God.