Family Life

At Fellowship we believe the church and family should work together to raise the next generation of Christians. We see discipleship as a two-sided coin: Church and Family. God has designed parents to be the uniquely perfect, primary faith trainers of their children. Let us join you on your journey through parenthood with biblical resources, special events, seminars, and more.

First Steps Parent Class – First Steps is a teaching time to explain the dedication service and reinforce a biblical vision for Christian parenting. The highlighted verse of this class is Deuteronomy 6:4-7. Parents must attend the First Steps Class in order to dedicate their child. For more information or to register for the next First Steps Class, please contact Brenda Stanley at bstanley@fellowshipjackson.com.

Baby/Child Dedication – A dedication is a commitment you make before God, your church, and your family publicly express your desire to lead and spiritually nurture your child in cooperation with the Holy Spirit. At Fellowship, baby dedications can be either in a Sunday worship service or baby dedication service. To participate in a baby/child dedication, you must complete the First Steps Class. For more information, please contact Brenda Stanley at bstanley@fellowshipjackson.com.

I’m a Christian NowFollowing their profession of faith, your child will be invited to this 8-week class where they will learn about:

  • a deeper understanding of the plan of the gospel
  • baptism
  • the Lord’s Supper
  • what it means to be a church member
  • the importance of bible reading, prayer, worship, service, and giving
  • how to tell your testimony
  • local and global missions
  • becoming a more mature Christian

Making Waves Baptism ClassIs your child curious about baptism? We will help your child think through this big step of faith. This class will review what baptism means and why one gets baptized. For more information or to register for your child for the next class email at bstanley@fellowshipjackson.com.

Making Waves Baptism ServiceMaking Waves Baptism Service is a night of celebration as we come together before Him to celebrate new life in Christ with new believers who are coming to be baptized. At Fellowship, baptisms can be either in a Sunday worship service or Making Waves Baptism Service.

Camp Yukon Graduation – This is a significant one-hour celebration as we share this milestone moment together. We will wrap up our year-long trek and give a brief overview of summer opportunities for your rising seventh grader.

How to Share the Gospel with Your Child – This is one-hour class for parents where we will share tips on modeling your faith at home and becoming more comfortable sharing your faith with your child. We will discuss key concepts related to sharing the gospel and offer practical tips for discussing faith issues with young children and students.

8th Grade Purity Retreat – The 8th-grade girls Purity Retreat is the long-awaited rite of passage marking the end of middle school and the beginning of high school. Our girls get a fun, information-filled weekend retreat where they solidify their relationship with God, learn how he wants them to live, make a plan for purity, and link arms with like-minded leaders and friends who pledge to be their support system in their life-long journey of purity. We have guest speakers, personal testimonies, interactive games, and powerful visual representations that all lead our girls into a deeper understanding of themselves, their sin, and the lordship of Christ.

Uprising WeekendUprising Weekend is a retreat for rising 9th graders where we celebrate the completion of middle school and transition into high school. We know relationships play a huge part in the spiritual development of our students, which is why we invite our invite 8th and 9th grade small group leaders as a way of passing the baton as students make this last significant transition before graduation.