The Family Dinner Challenge

Busy school days and fall activities are in full swing.  Your days are busy working, running to and from school, carting kids to sports and music lessons, running errands, packing lunches, and maybe even a little house cleaning.  Having dinner together as a family right now can seem like an overwhelming sense of obligation, or […]

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Parenting Pathway Podcast: Pursuit of Purpose

Parenting Pathway Podcast with Family Ministry Pastor Dave Carl, and Associate Pastor of Jr High Ministries, Gary Steffes. In this episode of the Parenting Pathway podcast, Pastor Dave Carl introduces you to our new Associate Pastor of Junior High Ministries, Gary Steffes. Gary followed a unique path to ministry through professional hockey at the ECHL […]

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How to Pray for Your Child

Written by Barbara Deatherage, Elementary Ministry Leader for Stonebriar Community Church When I think about praying for our kids as they go back to school, so many things pop into my mind. I can pray for: Good grades Good study habits Good behavior with teachers and friends Good friends But I wonder if this is […]

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When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned: Explaining “God’s Plan”

Written by Dave Carl, Family Ministry Pastor at Stonebriar Community Church   As a species, we humans are an optimistic group. We build for the future with vigor. When something goes terribly wrong, we usually brush ourselves off and rebuild because we tend to believe things will be better going forward. Occasionally, we experience a […]

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