The Family Ministry’s goal at Mountain View is that each person would know they are an important part of the family of God. Young or old, child or grandparent, each one is a part of the church family, a family of families. And each one is invited to fully participate in events that are geared for their age range. Family Ministry is less about program and becomes much more about our DNA of supporting, growing, and partnering with families as each one of the church’s ministries seek to work in concert.
Sundays || 9-10AM
The gathering is held during the 9:00 Worship hour while kids are in Sunday school. Out goal is to build a supportive community for parents of all ages. We spend time sharing, praying, laughing, digging into the word, looking at research, but most of all, supporting one another in this great adventure God has called each of us to. The hope would be that families would then attend worship together at the 10:15 hour.
The role of “parent” in the world today can be almost overwhelming. “Parent Institute” is an opportunity to come together, whether you are a single parent, blended family, grandparent raising kids, intact family, whatever the make up, and be equipped as we walk this journey of raising kids in a challenging world. Come and be a part of a community that shares your heart for your kids. It is open to all and is free of charge. It's a great opportunity to invite your friends. Come to one, two, or all three sessions. Childcare is available. It starts at 6:00 PM in the Middle School Room. If you’d like, you can also join us at 5:00 for a free dinner and fellowship in Meredith Hall.
Wed, Sept 25th – Confident Parenting: Learning to parent with a plan and be the parent you want to be.
Wed, Jan 15th – Understanding Your Teenager: From fear to discovery, how to enjoy adolescence and the journey.
Wed, April 29th – Generation to Generation: How to pass on an authentic and lasting faith to our kids.
Family Movie Night
If you’re looking for a super inexpensive family night out, Family Movie Night is just the thing. We show a great family movies on the big projector screens in Meredith Hall! Stop by for dinner & a movie: pizza is $1/slice and popcorn is FREE! No cost to attend! It all begins at 5:30 pm. Bring camping chairs, beanbags, blankets, and invite some friends!
Adult Prayer Partners
The greatest resources a child can have in their lives, outside of their parents, are quality relationships with other adults. APP is an opportunity to connect kids and adults together in a praying, supporting relationships that we are sure will pay great blessings for all involved. We will have a kick-off luncheon on Saturday, Sept 21st at 11:30 am to start things off, and then a celebration luncheon on Saturday, May 16th. In the middle, APP’s will be praying for their assigned child, writing notes, and other ways to connect. How incredible it would be, if every child in our church had an adult praying for them throughout the year.
The research is overwhelming. One of the strongest ways to grow a lasting faith in our youth is to worship together as a family. Families are encouraged to pick a service that best suits them whether traditional or contemporary. The 10:15 Contemporary features some very family friendly elements including a Children’s Sermon each week, doughnuts for the whole family, to cool tables and stools in the back for older kids. Families are encouraged to start in worship together. After the Children’s Sermon, PreK – 5th grade are excused to Children’s Church and the older youth stay in worship.
Held at Camp Pinerock, Family Camp is one of the highlights of the year. It is open to all ages, from preschool to grand parents, it is a great escape to the cooler area of Prescott. Usually help the middle of August, it is the perfect opportunity to get to know your church family, enjoy creative times in worship with lots of laughter, and have the opportunity to roast a couple of marshmallows. More information can be found at mtviewpres.org/familycamp.
Big Church Wide Family Events to Watch For in the 2019-2020 Year
Sunday, Oct 13th – 40 Church Anniversary
Friday, Oct 25th – Trunk or Treat
Friday, Nov 1st – 3rd – Family Mexico Mission Trip
Saturday, Nov 30th – Family Turkey Bowl
Sunday, Dec 8th – Family Advent Festival
Saturday, April 11th – Easter Eggstravaganza