At Rockdale we love Families. In our fallen world that means families can look very different from each other: traditional two-parent homes, step-families, single parents, foster, adoptive, even grandparents raising their grandkids. All are welcome here. We think God has given us a blueprint for passing on the faith from generation to generation in Deuteronomy 6 and it involves the family as a unit, living and modeling the faith in a gracious and obedient way.
We have chosen to use the strategy concept of Brian Haynes called Legacy Milestones. Each milestone capitalizes on key turning point in the life and faith of a family. You will find them listed below, as well as in each of the age group areas on the website. If you have questions, comments or would simply like to talk to a minister about your family please contact the office by email (link to receptionist) or phone 770-483-7628
We hope you will find this helpful as you strive to grow in your own faith and pass it along to your children.
Family Milestone 1
Each May, Baby Dedication is offered during our morning services. We want to celebrate this happy occasion with parents as they pledge to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Family Milestone 2
In the fall, when school starts back, we leverage the fact that our children are beginning to read. We want them to recognize scripture as an authority in their lives and as parents we want to recognize that you have a position of influence and responsibility in leading your child to love the Word.
Family Milestone 3
Faith Commitment- Decision Classes
Parents we believe you are key to helping your children understand the faith. We provide opportunity for you to learn how to share the Gospel with your children and classes that teach what it means to surrender to Gods call of salvation.
Family Milestone 4
January or February each year we offer an opportunity for parents to learn about what it means to be a teenager and how they can talk to their preteens about expectations. This interactive seminar helps families set the trajectory for their children to have a spiritually healthy adolescence.
Family Milestone 5
Commitment to Purity
Each year we have a time to teach about and challenge our young teens about purity. This includes helping parents know how to talk to their children about purity standards and healthy sexuality from God’s perspective. It’s in the Bible, lets talk about it!
Family Milestone 6
High School Graduation
Near the end of the school year we celebrate with families the accomplishment of their graduates. While a time of celebration, we also want it to be a time of blessing. Parents are taught how to write out and give a blessing to their child that they will never forget.