The Milestone Strategy at Community of Hope is designed for the church to come alongside families at every phase of a child’s life. During each phase, there are distinctive opportunities to leverage that will influence a kid’s future. Each milestone class is uniquely designed to help kids navigate those moments of transition, and to equip parents to be the primary disciplers of their children.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. » Deut 6:5-7
Milestone Infant Baptism
Milestone: Infant Baptism is the first step you will take with your child in their faith journey. Through this class, you will learn how to become your child’s primary faith trainer and what to expect during the infant baptism service. You will also take home valuable resources to start you and your little one off on the right track!
Milestone: Kindergarten is for your little one who has finished pre-school and is heading into kindergarten. This will be a huge, exciting transition for your family! This one and a half hour class will equip you for the next phase of parenting, and prepare your child for their entrance into elementary Kids of Hope. You’ll also leave with more resources to help you in your role as the primary discipler of your child.
Milestone Middle School
Milestone: Middle School is a 4-week class for you and your student who is finishing 5th grade. During the class, students will learn about what it means to be a fully devoted follower of Christ and partner at Community of Hope. Parents, you’ll be equipped and given resources to discuss sexuality, technology, healthy habits, and spirituality with your pre-teen.
Milestone High School
Milestone: High School is a parent-led event. You will be given resources to plan a special “rite of passage” event with your student who is getting ready to enter high school. Don’t give up your influence now! Your encouragement, the way you listen, and the laws you lay down are still important parts of your child’s life, even when they push back.
Milestone: Seniors is a year long small group especially for students who are high school seniors and their parents. This milestone teaches kids essential skills for surviving outside of the home, and continuing to grow in their faith. It also equips parents to continue important discussions at home.