"As a blended family, you undoubtedly face unique challenges that you may not have expected and consequently weren’t prepared to tackle. The level of complexity of a blended family dynamic can be overwhelming. These issues can frustrate your marriage, your parenting and your step-parenting. Fortunately, these challenges are common to blended families and you can learn a great deal from others who have gone before you.” — Ron Deal, FamilyLife Blended
And that is the very reason we have started a Blended Family Ministry here at Houston’s First Baptist. In this ministry, you will find a real community of authentic believers that will come around your family. You will not only gain support through encouragement and prayer but find a place to call home. Look forward to being in community through Sunday Life Bible Study classes and gatherings. Know that you don’t have to walk this alone! The first step is the hardest, but when you do step out you will find what God knew we would need…the church.
All Things New
Sundays @ 9:15a — The Loop (Rm 252)
Directors: David & Meredith Young, AllThingsNew@usa.com
Teachers: Torrance & Alisha Wilson
All Things New is a Life Bible Study class for couples in blended and stepfamilies.
“Our goal is to build community with others who are learning the power of God's redemptive love in their marriages and blended families.” -David and Meredith, Directors since 2019
"All Things New has been life-changing for our marriage because for the first time we know other couples who like us have come from broken roads with many struggles, and together we are learning how to navigate successfully blending a family in a God-centered way. I finally feel we are understood, deeply supported, and have friends who genuinely care and pray for us. God has done so many things since we met these couples, and I am extremely grateful for this class and the friendships we now have." (Emily- class member since 2019)
There is so much more to Houston’s First than Sundays! Join the Houston’s First family each spring and fall semester for MidLink — the overall name for everything that goes on on Wednesday nights at our campuses.
Start your evening with MidLink Cafe. Then, drop off the kids at programs just for them on your way to a Milestones adult discipleship class, a fitness class, music rehearsals, or a place to volunteer. There's something for everyone at MidLink on Wednesdays!
Save the date for Wed, Aug 17, for Preview Night where you can explore which Milestone adult discipleship classes will be offered. Session 1 starts Wed, Aug 24 and runs through Wed, Sept 28.
Blended Family Prayer Team — Commit to pray for the Blended Family Ministry through quarterly online gatherings.
Blended Family Large Events Team — Serve alongside staff and lay leaders in planning and preparation new ministry events for blended families.
Blended Family Volunteer Team — Serving and engaging with blended families at all large events..
Blended Family Mentor Couples — Serve blended families by coming alongside the couples. Option to serve monthly two-on-two or in Life Bible Study weekly being available to the group as needed.
To volunteer with Blended Family Ministry, email Holly Crain.
Blended & Blessed Conference: Sat, Apr 29, 2023 — The Loop
Blended Family Retreat: Fall 2023 — Trinity Pines