MILESTONES

“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 on 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.” (Deuteronomy 6:5-7)

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” (Hebrews 12:1-2)

 WHAT IS MILESTONES?

Statistics show us that many children and youth that grow up in the church today are leaving the church once they move away from home (see example article here). Therefore, as a church here at HFFBC, we have taken intentional steps to come alongside children, youth, and families with the hopes of building in them a “faith in Christ and a love for the Church that lasts a lifetime.” The way we have chosen to do this is by emphasizing what we are calling “Milestones“, identifying critical junctures in the lives of young people to come alongside them and their families in Christ-like love, intentionality and depth of understanding.
 
Milestones is not a new program. Rather, it is a path for children, youth, parents & the church at-large to walk on together. It aims to put children & youth at the center of church life, celebrating ‘rites of passage’ (developmental & spiritual) in special ways as the whole church. Its aim is to build in students a faith in Christ & a love for the Church that lasts a lifetime. Below is the path we have laid out.
 
 
 

 THE MILESTONES PATH

 2018-2019 CALENDAR

 
 
 

 WHO IS MILESTONES FOR?

PARENTS
Milestones facilitates partnership with parents as they disciple their children at home.
STUDENTS
Milestones celebrates opportunities for children & youth to be increasingly involved in church life.
THE CHURCH
Milestones encourages every member of the congregation to champion and learn from students as they grow in faith.

HFFBC MILESTONES RESOURCES 

 
Dedication Resources (0-2 Years)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foundation Resources (3-5 Years)
Click here for Recommended Resources
Resources coming in Fall 2018
 
Bible Resources (1st Grade)
 
Communion Resources (5-6th Grade)
 
 
 
 
 
Click here for our Bible Milestone Parent Packet
Click here for Recommended Resources
Click here for our Communion Milestone Slides
 
 
Step-Up Resources (7th Grade) 
 
 
Step-Up Resources (9th Grade)
 
 
Discipleship Resources (10th Grade)
Baptism Resources (11th Grade)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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