Raising children is kind of a big deal. Raising children in the world we currently live in? Challenging and down right scary! Turn on the news at 6pm and you’re bombarded with images of pain, suffering and heartbreak.
I tend to be a worrier, (somewhere my husband just said AMEN!) so when I fast forward our lives 20 years to our babies beginning to leave home, it kind of terrifies me. I can’t protect them forever and I can’t predict the future, but I can point them towards a living loving God who holds the universe in His hands. I can also do my best to equip them with the knowledge they need to defend their faith, so when they come face to face with adversity, which they absolutely will, they can say with conviction what they believe.
Sorry Mamas, are my words feeling a bit heavy today? The reason I’m telling you this, is because our church is taking up a new series this fall called The Great Debate.
No matter who you are or what you believe, you have a world view. This new series starting September 7th at Village Church is going to address these different world views seen in our culture today and what Jesus would say in conversation with people like Oprah, Ghandi and Richard Dawkins.
Here’s the topics and dates:
*Naturalism– The matter of the mind. (September 7th)
*Pantheism– The appeal of personal achievement. (September 14th)
*Theism – The basis of morality. (September 21st)
*Polytheism – The experience of the spirit. (September 28th)
*Statism – The structures of the state. (October 5th)
*Postmodernism – The ideal of acceptance. (October 12th)
You may have never been to church before or haven’t been in years, but this really is the perfect opportunity to drop in and think about some things. What do you want out of life? What do you want for your childrens future? How do you answer those BIG questions your kids ask around the dinner table? It’s important stuff, and this series will at the least give you something to think about.
If the idea of attending a gathering full of people like me intimidates you, (and I am SO not intimidating, as you well know!) remember that the church isn’t a museum of good people, but a hospital for the broken. We all have hurts, scars and times where our faith is shaken. We really are a friendly bunch and we’d love to see you and your family visit. And BONUS Moms – we’ll totally watch and entertain your kids so you can relax for a change!
Service times are 8:30am, 10:10am & 11:50 at The Bell Center and 4pm at Chandos Pattison Auditorium – Both in Surrey! Let me know if you want to come so I can keep an eye out for you!
As always, you can reach me with any questions by leaving a comment below or messaging me via my Facebook page.
Much love to you friends,