Mothers Day was also "Family Day" at Nags Head Church. And it was a lot of fun.
First, today was one of those picture perfect days on the Outer Banks. Blue skies and temps in the low 70's with a gentle north breeze. How could it be a bad day?
In his sermon - "Family Matters" - Andy (our youth and childrens pastor) told a telling statistic about our church. Each Sunday a church of 185 partners (members) ministers to 140 children and youth from infants through high school. Factor in the stat that says 43% of all who receive Christ do so before age 13. Looks like we're on target. His message was about the priority parents have to disciple their children. It was very good stuff. If you missed it, pick it up on the pod cast later this week.
Our Kidmo team (elementary students worship) came into "big church" this morning to give us a sampling of what their worship service is like. High energy, for sure! It was great.
One of our few traditions is to offer parent-child dedications on Mothers Day. I think there were about 15 little ones (including two sets of twins)this morning up front with parents and grandparents. It's a time when parents make a public commitment to rear their children in a godly, Christ-honoring home. Not an easy task.
Steve Wise told us about an upcoming trip our Hukilau Surf Camp is taking to help a church in Florida reach kids. He even tossed out some free t-shirts!
I love being a part of a church that loves families like this one!
Hope your Mothers Day was as great as ours.