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MOORE FAMILY UPDATE

MOORE FAMILY UPDATE

The day has finally come where we get to share with you, our friends, about the exciting adventure God has been planning for our lives over the course of the last season (but really, perhaps, the last 3 years). But before I tell you, there’s an incredible back...
Anxiety on the Rise and Our Response

Anxiety on the Rise and Our Response

Over the years, I have met with and counseled more teens than I can remember on depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts or attempts. The weight of those counseling sessions was always heavier for me than others. Most sessions left me with my head in my hands trying...
5 Ways To Trust God

5 Ways To Trust God

1.Regular Family Devotions & Prayer: Regular time with God increases our dependency on God. The more kids learn about the depth and breadth of the love of Jesus, the more they will have the confidence to lean on Him. Instilling a regular routine of scripture and...
WHAT IS A LIFEGROUP COACH?

WHAT IS A LIFEGROUP COACH?

By: Jake Ferguson Coaching has as many styles as there are coaches.  If the old cliché, “There is more than one way to skin a cat,” has any truth; it has truth in coaching.  It is recognized that coaches will lead and mentor LifeGroup Leaders according to personality,...
SIMILAR BUT NOT THE SAME

SIMILAR BUT NOT THE SAME

By: Megan Saurman Leading, mentoring and coaching. All these words seem to carry the same similar theme… moving people in a direction, aiming to reach a goal, implementing wisdom to help another person or group be successful. How each of these words accomplish that...
EVERYONE NEEDS A COACH

EVERYONE NEEDS A COACH

By: Megan Saurman Everyone. LifeGroup Leaders included. Coaches teach, train, and encourage others towards a certain direction. If you are a Leader then why do you need someone Coaching you? Because being on top can be lonely, and because as a LifeGroup Leader who...
BUILDING MOMENTUM THIS SUMMER

BUILDING MOMENTUM THIS SUMMER

SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE: By: Megan Saurman As LifeGroup Leaders we are discipling our LifeGroup members into growth, a slow purposeful steady incline of spiritual maturity to help them reach a goal of taking the next step into starting a LifeGroup themselves. As...
SUMMER WITH LIFEGROUP’S

SUMMER WITH LIFEGROUP’S

SUMMER BREAK DOSEN’T MEAN STOP FOR THE SUMMER by: Megan Saurman As LifeGroup Leaders we have zeal and passion to pour into the families or individuals within our LifeGroups. Eager to help with any task, answer every text message, spend quality time teaching...
MEET MARK

MEET MARK

  This weekend our church welcomed our newest team member, Mark Young. Mark was affirmed as the Children’s Minister for our Central Campus. We are extremely excited to have Mark and his family apart of our FBCJAX family.      In case you did not have a...
PARENTING WITH GRACE IN MIND

PARENTING WITH GRACE IN MIND

Last weekend I had the honor of preaching at our church (www.fbcjax.net) about how grace shapes our parenting. As many of you know, I love every opportunity that I have to preach the Gospel. Although I was excited, I was also extremely nervous. See, sometimes you...
WHY WE ARE WRITING A CHILDREN’S BOOK

WHY WE ARE WRITING A CHILDREN’S BOOK

Several years ago, I was in a counseling session with a mom concerning her child’s (age 6)  anxiety and fear struggles. Common to our city, this child’s father deployed several months ago. During the deployment, the child’s anxiety and worry grew as...
THE PARENT CHAT

THE PARENT CHAT

A good friend of mine, Nick Blevins had the legendary Matt Mckee on his podcast to discuss his new book, Parent Chat. Matt recently released #parentchat to help equip parents on how to have conversations with their kids about technology. I believe it is important for...
MOBILIZING OUR FEET

MOBILIZING OUR FEET

LOCAl SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP PLAN Public and private schools play an important role within our community. For many families, the school systems are a source of hope and encouragement. Many families will turn to the school system for aid before reaching out to a local...
WHERE ARE YOUR FEET?

WHERE ARE YOUR FEET?

Why it’s valuable to be involved at your child’ school. Are you currently involved at your child’s school? What if one of the most practical ways to show the love of God to our community was by you being involved at your child’s or children’s schools?  If...
WILL YOU COMMIT?

WILL YOU COMMIT?

WILL YOU COMMIT TO BEING CONSISTENT? A few weeks ago I wrote about why every week matters in the life of a child/student. I received a lot of great feedback supporting #wklyMATTERS. If you missed it, you can catch up by clicking HERE to see why we believe consistency...
WEEKLY MATTERS

WEEKLY MATTERS

EVERY WEEK MATTERS!!! Leaders who want to have influence must commit to investing every week into the life of a child/student. This summer, our Family Ministry (FM) is focusing on #wklyMATTERS. In an attempt to create a stronger small group culture in our FM...
5 WAYS WE PARTNER WITH FAMILIES

5 WAYS WE PARTNER WITH FAMILIES

One of the key values of our church is that we are a family-equipping church. Four years ago we switched from a silo ministry model to a family ministry model. We believed then and more so today that Gospel-centered families are the key to making disciples of the next...
HOW TO STAY UNIFIED DURING TRANSITIONS

HOW TO STAY UNIFIED DURING TRANSITIONS

This week I was asked by our executive pastor to give a talk to our staff about how to stay unified as a team during a season of transition. Whether you are in a season of transition now or not, everyone in leadership will experience transition. One of the truths that...

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