Love God, Love People, Serve The World
Family Ministry at Horizons is one of our core values!
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”
A Family Ministry in its simplest definition is a partnership between the church and the family. It is a call to all of us, the church and the family, to Love God first, to keep His commands on our hearts and to impress these truths on the next generation – it’s about Loving God, Loving People & Serving the World as a family.
Since marriage was the first institution that God created it is therefore holy and paramount in its strength and survival. We see a church that is proactive in equipping and in caring for it. A place where marriages are built on covenant before God and each other. We see a church investing into men to love their families as servant leaders. A place where men and women are equipped to nurture their children as treasures sent into the next generation to carry the light of the gospel. A church full of parents who see themselves as their children's primary faith trainers.
Believing that God's heart beats for the orphan we will be a church that embraces and celebrates the adoption of children who need a 'forever family'. A place that allows the heart of God to influence and define it rather than the culture around it. A church where children, students, singles, single parents, young marrieds to empty nesters, blended families, widows & widowers all have a place at the table. A table that forgets all those labels except for that of brothers and sisters in Christ. A church that is truly a family of God. A family whose loving Father cannot be ignored any longer in the community around it.