Faithbridge Family Life

The Faithbridge Family Life team exists to promote life long faith by partnering with parents and the larger church while creating space for children and youth to experience God.  

Parenting a New Generation

We have created space for parents to come together and be in small groups with one another. Take a look at our offerings below and come and connect with one another. 


Student Life is at the downtown campus and Kid Life (along with Men’s and Women’s groups) are at the Franksville campus.  So when you drop your son or daughter off at Merge this fall we want to invite you into a parenting small group entitled “Parenting a new generation”. (https://secure.orangestore.org/Parenting-A-New-Generation-by-Chap-Clark-DVD.html) "The world is changing, and so are today's teens. Any parents who feels unequipped to raise a teenager in today's world, and any student pastor who has ever felt overwhelmed with the alarming statistics, both know parenting and leading this generation can be challenging. Both need help. Both need a plan. Both need each other. In this 13-week study, Chap Clark (Ph.d) articulates the problem with humor and fresh insight in a way you have never heard, and gives practical solutions that will change how you relate to this generation. Whether you work with teenagers or live with them, this DVD-based study will encourage you, challenge you and better equip you to raise healthy adults in today's world-something that is not only possible, but within your reach.

 


This Parenting resource is built on the foundations of the book “Parenting beyond your capacity”  http://orangebooks.com/books/parenting-beyond-your-capacity


Sunday mornings @ Franksville!  We know with the time change that it will be a challenge to get everyone up and ready for the 8:30 educational hour at the Franksville campus.  (this is when the traditional service is being offered).  So to give you one more reason to get out of wed and to church for that hour we are going to offer the same small group “Parenting a New Generation” on Sunday morning.  So maybe you can come on a Wednesday night because your schedule does allow it, now you can get the same experience on Sunday morning @ Franksville!  This small group (led by Tim and Heather Leonard) will take place at Franksville on Sunday morning from 8:30-9:00am in the conference room!


Changes to Wednesday Night Programming

We hope you are all enjoying some down time this summer with family and soaking up some summer sun before snowflakes begin to fall once more! We want to let you know about some of the exciting changes that are happening at Faithbridge. Last year, Faithbridge expanded to two campuses and our programming grew. This growth trend has also presented us with a challenge: we are running out of space at the Downtown Campus on Wednesday evenings. After a lot of prayer, conversations, and discernment we are making a significant change to Wednesday night programming and will be expanding to the Franksville Campus. 


New programming will start Wednesday evening, September 6th: 


Franksville Campus

    • Family Dinner—Fellowship Hall | 5-6:15 pm

    • Kid Life SHINE (5k-5 th Grade)—Chapel | 5:30-6:15 pm

    • Kid Life SHARE (5k-5 th Grade)—Basement | 6:30-8 pm

    • Kid Life Nursery & Preschool—Basement | 6:30-8 pm

    • Women on Wednesday—Chapel Wing | 6:30-8 pm

    • Men’s Study Group—Conference Room | 6:30-8 pm

    • Praise Team Practice—Sanctuary | 6:30-8:30 pm

Downtown Campus

    • Family Dinner—Third Floor | 5:30-6:15 pm

    • Chancel Choir—Sanctuary | 6:15-7:15 pm

    • Student Life—Third Floor | 6:30-8 pm

    • Praise Team Practice—Sanctuary | 6:30-8:30 pm

    • Parenting Small group- Chapel  6:30-8:00pm


We realize that some families have children/students in both Student and Kid Life so we will offer transportation for families with students in Student Life. A van will transport students between campuses each Wednesday night. 

FaithMap@Home Series

Family Life here at Faithbridge is committed to promoting life long faith by partnering with parents and the larger church while creating space for children and youth to experience God. One of those resources we have for parents and families is our FaithMap. FaithMap contains milestone markers from birth to graduation for parents to celebrate and leverage in our common call to promote life long faith. In addition to this helpful resource we are offering a seminar series once a month to help parents make the most of these milestone markers in their home. Stay tuned for our next seminar and in the meantime, take a look at our Faithmap resources.  Kid Life Faith Map and Student Life Faith Map