Are You Visiting Us? Deuteronomy 6:4-7 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: 5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Every believing parent hopes his or her child will embrace the faith and grow deep spiritual roots. Studies tell us that over half of those growing up in Christian homes will walk away from Christianity by the time they leave the teen years – never to return. The family ministries of Northside Baptist Church derive its mission from Deuteronomy 6:4-7. God designed the family to be the primary place where faith is nurtured. Our vision is to equip, resource and train parents and grandparents to be that place where spiritual formation takes place. Opportunities include church-wide bible studies, books, a resource center, small groups, workshops and church wide events, all with the primary objective of partnering with families to transfer their faith and life values to their kids. Our vision is for the home to be a place where marriages are built on covenant relationships before God and each other. A place where parents seize the moment to hand off their faith in Christ to their children and are intentional about creating opportunities for that to happen.. The vision for our family ministries is to be a place that embraces and celebrates the adoption of children who need a ‘forever family’. A church where children, students, singles, single parents, young married’s to empty nesters, blended families, widows & widowers all have a place at the table. A table that forgets all those labels except for that of brothers and sisters. A place where the hurting and the hopeless as well as the healthy and the whole can grow under the love of Christ.