“No Ordinary Family” is the concluding event in First Baptist’s recent worship series about those issues.
Pastor Joel Snider said the church recognizes that there truly is no ‘ordinary family.’
“There are two reasons we decided to name it ‘No Ordinary Family’,” he said. “Families come in many different shapes and forms. Our emphasis is on relationships. Also, people want to rise above the ordinary and they want to feel that their family is special. We’re putting a Christian focus on relationships and families.”
The three-day conference takes place at the church and will include various sessions. Diana Garland, a recognized leader in family and relationships, will lead the sessions. Garland is the Dean of the Baylor School of Social Work.
The sessions are free and open to the public.
Sessions include “All Children Are Our Children” and “Learning to Speak the Truth in Love” on Feb. 17.
On Feb. 18, guests can partake in an 8:30 a.m. breakfast before the 9 a.m. session “How to Raise Children to be Self-Disciplined, Joyful, Faithful and Courageous.”
The final session of the weekend, “Inside Out Families: Living Faith Together” begins at 9:45 a.m.
“Each session is a self-contained theme about relationships,” Snider said. “So you can choose to get the benefit of any one of those sessions or you can choose to get the benefit of all of them. We welcome anyone who is interested.”
Those interested in attending the Feb. 17 dinner or the Feb. 18 breakfast, are asked to email Carol Griffin at email@example.com to let her know.
Child care will be provided for the Friday evening and Saturday morning sessions for children through sixth grade. Please email Carol Griffin if you intend to make use of child care.