What a privilege to partner with parents, to help teach children from God’s Word!
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. (Psalm 127:3)
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
We offer the option of a professional nursery, staffed with loving, nurturing, Christian workers, for newborn through age 3, during all services. We have age graded Sunday School where everyone learns the stories and teachings of the Bible, in a comfortable, inviting atmosphere.
During our 1:30 p.m. Sunday Afternoon Services, many parents opt to have their children attend our children’s church called G.A.M.E.Kid (God And Me Everyday). In G.A.M.E.Kid, children learn through special games, songs, snacks, puppets, crafts, and preaching that is right on their level.
We also hold annual Vacation Bible School in March (because it gets hot in Texas!) and we minister to children and families from the neighborhood.
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12)
Helping teens grow in their faith is a joy…and sometimes a challenge. Many of the teenagers we began working with years ago are now young professionals, raising their families, and partnering with us in the ministry they grew up in.
Our teens have Sunday School classes for the young men and for the young ladies, but often have class time together. This diverse group of young people enjoy fellowshipping together at youth rallies and conferences, youth camps, special trips, lock-ins, and lots of other activities. We may find ourselves at a camp or rally with hundreds of other teens…or in a small group of 14 or 15 up at Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, or camping in Colorado.
Lighthouse Teens prove that serving the Lord can be fun as they help in our Lighthouse Soul Patrol or G.A.M.E.Kid programs, participate in our nursing home ministry, sing in the choir, and help around the church. Although we have a ton of fun, we never lose sight of the reality that we are teaching future daddies, mommies, workers and leaders.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it. (Ephesians 5:25)
Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen. (Ephesians 6:24)
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13)
The pressures we face every day are serious, and equipping men to face the challenges of life is serious business.
Balancing work, family, faith and fellowship will help us, and everyone else in our lives.
Over the years, we have enjoyed many prayer meetings, hunting and camping trips, nights of fishing, target and clay shooting and men’s conferences and fellowships. These are great memory-makers whether you are a single man or a father and son.
Our goal is to have God-fearing men, who can face any challenge…and have friends to help along the way.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. (Titus 2:3-5)
Becoming a godly woman doesn’t just “happen.” There is a process of learning, growing and sharing that God uses to transform a girl into a lady.
One of the most organized ministries at Lighthouse (which should come as no surprise) is our Ladies of Lighthouse. With a colorful group of women from all walks of life (married, single, widowed, homemakers, business and medical professionals, homeschoolers, public educators, couponers, artists, crafters, and more) our ladies pray, play, cook, teach, shop and spend time with the kids together.
Helping one another is a big deal. Whether it’s a cooking class to share a great recipe, a prayer meeting, babysitting while someone has an appointment, preparing meals for a family in need, sharing a money-saving coupon deal, or picking up someone’s kids from school…our ladies are faithful to help.