Family Ministry News

A verse a week to help your family grow strong

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”  Psalm 119:11

By learning and living God’s truth, we are enabled to please God and be successful.  Families are the best environment to learn and live God’s truth.  So parents, we have a resource for you.  There are 52 Bible verses for you to discuss – 1 per week – with your family.  Help each other learn it.  Discuss it together.  Let it be a theme for each week to live out as a family.

If your kids have phones, text them the pictures each week, too.

Here are some ideas to make the most of these verses:

  • Cover one verse per week (52 weeks in a year)
  • Put the verse of the week on your fridge.
  • Offer small rewards, like privileges, for anyone who memorizes the verse (adjust length for younger family members)
  • Talk about the verse at the beginning of the week – what it means and how you can live it out.
  • Refer to the verse when its message comes up in daily life.
  • Pray for the message of the verse to take root in you and your family.
  • That’s it!

OC Mission Trip information meeting

Dear Families,

We are VERY excited about the upcoming Ocean City Mission Trip, Aug. 3-10, 2019!

This trip will be open to the church but focused on families.  We invite you to join us for an information meeting to learn about the trip details, activities, cost, and deadlines.  There will also be a need to determine some of our ministry activities, which is dependent upon who shows.  So come and make your voice heard at this meeting!

What:  Ocean City Mission Trip information meeting
When:  Sunday, Feb. 24, after conclusion of 11:00 am worship (about 12:20)
Where: Held in the ROC Foyer at Redland Baptist Church
Who: Anyone interested in the trip – family units are encouraged to attend
Meal:  Pizza and drinks will be provided

No RSVP needed

Family Ministry Overview: Come hear how we help your family thrive

At Redland, we want every family to discover how they can enjoy great relationships and passionate faith that fills the home and spills out from it.  Simply put, we are passionate about families enjoying God’s best for them.  That’s why I’m so excited to invite you to hear about an upcoming opportunity.

We are holding three, one-hour sessions that give you an “overview” of our strategy to come alongside families and help them thrive.  Our family ministry team has worked hard and developed a plan to help you succeed as a parent and pass your spiritual DNA on to your children.

Join us and hear how we are coming alongside you.  Choose from three meeting options, all at Redland Baptist Church:

  • Sunday, Feb. 17 at 9:40 am in the Chapel
  • Sunday, Feb. 17 at 5:30 pm in the Loft
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 pm in the Barn

You’ll sense our passion for your family’s success along with our plan to help you achieve it.  This is for parents/guardians of children at all stages of development or for anyone interested in starting a family or helping families succeed.  No RSVP necessary.  Just pick which event you’d like to attend.

Your partner in ministry,

Kevin Freeman


FamilyLife’s “Weekend To Remember” Marriage Conference

Are you ready to discover God’s plan for a healthy, fulfilling marriage?

Attending a “Weekend to Remember” conference will help couples intentionally invest in their marriage. And right now, a special half-price promotion sale is happening! Take advantage of this 50% off discount January 7-28.

For more information or to register, Click Here

Click Register Today to select your conference location and dates

Fill in the Group Name: redlandbaptist

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Matt and Christy Horton (mchorton01 at gmail dot com).

Football Sunday, February 3

RBC is hosting a Football Sunday community outreach event in the ROC on Sunday, February 3 at 6pm!

Invite a friend or neighbor and come watch the big game — shown on multiple screens — with a special halftime video testimony. There will be a hot dog bar with 25+ toppings provided. Bring your favorite football dish and a 2 liter of soda to share, and a tailgate chair/blanket. This is a kid-friendly event with space for the kids to play and a moon bounce. Come out to enjoy the football game and other activities, games, door prizes and more!

Invite cards for your friends and neighbors are available with Football Sunday info and to invite them back to a Family Ministry equipping event — helping you connect with your neighbors!

Contact Matt Horton or Lisa Jenkins for more info.

Winter 2019 Men’s Ministry Schedule

Build Deeper Character in just 8 Weeks

Men, age 16 and up, are invited to join us for the start-up of our winter study series! Are you ready for maximum impact in your quest for deep friendships and battle for living rightly?  Then join a men’s small group study!  Session guidebooks are $10 apiece.

Questions?  See Matt Horton or contact the Church Office. … (more)

Categories: Men's Ministry, News

Winter 2019 Women’s Ministry Schedule

Ladies are invited to join together for Bible Study where we learn from God’s Word, from our lesson, and from one another!  We have two groups that meet on Tuesdays, one in the morning (childcare provided) and one in the evening (no childcare). … (more)

Categories: News, Women's Ministry

Discuss it: Burning bushes and changed lives

Moses’ burning bush experience changed him forever.  
God used him for big things after that.
He can use you, too.

The youth cover Moses’ encounter with God this Sunday at 9:40 am.  God’s brightness burned brightly through Moses as Moses decided to be used for God’s purposes.  God’s plan to end human suffering among his people happened through people.  God still works through those who are willing to be used by him.  Your family can burn brightly for God in a dim world.

Join in what we are learning and use this discussion sheet to follow up with your teen.

Categories: for Parents

GOOOALS! Helping Your Tween/Teen Win in the New Year

Gifts are opened, and school is out.  The New Year is coming, and it’s a great time for setting goals.

I have a goal setting resource for you, and it contains practical advice for parents to help teens make good goals with ways to measure them.

But first, what does God’s Word say about setting goals?






Plan well.

“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?” Luke 14:28

Commit your goals to God.

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:3

Keep eternity in perspective.

“Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” John 6:27

“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 3:14

I suggest asking this question about each goal we set: How will accomplishing this goal help me bring glory to God and have lasting impact for him?


Can the goal of a better math grade bring glory to God?  Yes.  A good student is doing “all to the glory of God,” and is preparing for future success.

With this eternal perspective in mind, download the Goals Resource so you can help your teen set effective goals for the New Year.

Categories: for Parents, Parenting

Christmas Day Family Activity

Set the tone for gift opening this year.  Take time this Christmas to remember Christ’s birth before you open presents.  This activity combines the Christmas story with personal family memories that will help your family count your blessings and better appreciate gifts.

Just download the sheet below.  Print it out and give family members different parts to read.  It will help if they know in advance.

Christmas Blessings Family Activity

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