Our goal is to support and invest in the family.
As we look around in our culture, we see that families have been torn apart and are dying by the wayside. Our heart is to correct that by equipping families to thrive. As parents, we have the unique and wonderful privilege of raising up our children in the ways of the Lord.
We recognize, however, that many parents feel overwhelmed or ill-equipped when it comes to the task of parenting. Many do not know where to start or what to do when it comes to raising godly children and therefore simply relinquish parenting responsibilities to the hands of the sports coach, the youth pastor, or the school teachers. At Artisan, we understand this dilemma, and our heart is to not replace the parent’s role via a church program, but to support and equip the parents to succeed in raising their own children in the Lord.
Family Integrated Church
For our services, we utilize a model called “Family Integrated Church.” At Artisan, children are a welcome part of the service. Children have the opportunity to listen to the Word of God with their parents and to apply the word to their lives as a family. Parents also have the opportunity to model sincere worship to their children.
Please be assured that we are oozing with grace regarding this structure. We understand that kids make noises and that the younger ones may need a related activity to keep them engaged. With this in mind, Artisan provides materials and activities that coincide with the message (e.g., coloring a picture depicting the message, fill-in-the-blank worksheets, and crafts).
We do provide care for children ages 1-5 during a service.
Click here to read a great article on Family Integrated Church from ThrivingFamily.com