HomePointe Online.

Helping people take simple steps toward creating a God-honoring home.

The Point.

Show Christ

Every marriage is intended to be a masterpiece reflecting the marriage between God and His people. So we challenge believers to pursue a Godhonoring marriage by giving themselves to a husband or wife through mutual submission and faithful devotion. (Gen 1:27, Gen 15, Jeremiah 3, Eph 5:22-33, Rev 21:9)

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh” This is a profound mystery – but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. (Ephesians 5:31-33)

Raise Believers

Those blessed with the gift of children and grandchildren are called to disciple the next generation as life’s greatest priority. So we challenge believers to become intentional about capturing and creating experiences that deepen the roots of faith. (Exodus 20, Deut 6, Psalm 78:1-8, Eph 6:1-4)

He commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God. (Psalm 78:5-7)

Be Jesus

A strong Christian family is where The Word becomes Flesh and Blood as we conform our lives to the image and example of the Lord Jesus Christ. So we challenge believers to walk the talk, living their faith at home in ways that will attract the next generation and the next-door-neighbor to Christ. (John 1:14, Phil 2, I Tim 3, I John 3:16)

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. (I John 3:16)

Pointers.

Pastor David at Spotswood Baptist Church

With more than two dozen topics, HomePointe Pointers provide a biblical perspective on common family seasons and challenges along with recommended “going further” resources.  They also describe church ministry programs or a contact person to support each season/situation.

Select your Pointer below by clicking on the drop down arrows that coincide with your stage in life:

Pointers

Intentional Singles

We offer a safe, secure environment for preschoolers (birth-kindergarten) to learn. We use Bible-based literature published by Lifeway to begin laying spiritual foundations during the short time your children are with us. Since they learn through play, the lessons are activity based on most activities relating directly to the lesson objective of the week.

Preschoolers may remain in the same classroom during parents’ worship time and Connect Group hour. Children may be given a snack of Ritz crackers and water or another snack as posted outside their classroom.

Thank you for the privilege of partnering with you during these critical years.

Sunday Connect Groups

Preschool Connect Groups are offered at 9:30A and 11A. When you come for the first time, register your child at the check-in desk.

Extended Teaching Care

Extended Teaching Care is the ministry of care and teaching for preschoolers, children birth through Kindergarten, during worship services. The purpose is to extend the same teaching and guidance offered in Connect Group, with Bible-based teaching sessions and planned activities.

As part of the smooth operation of the Preschool Ministry, parents of preschoolers are expected to serve once a month. However, any adult or mature teen in the church is encouraged to serve in this fun ministry. Those who serve in ETC are asked to guide the preschoolers through Bible-learning activities provided for them. Each age level will have different methods and age-appropriate activities, but all the activities will help the children become increasingly aware of the concepts such as God, Bible, Self, Family, Others, and the Natural World.

Preschoolers may remain in the same classroom during parents’ worship time and Connect Group hour. Children may be given a snack of Ritz crackers and water or another snack as posted outside their classroom.

Thank you for the privilege of partnering with you during these critical years.

Marriage

Awana

(August-May)

Registration is now OPEN

AWANA is an international, Bible-centered children’s and youth ministry. The acronym AWANA comes from “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed.” (2 Timothy 2:15)

Five Benefits of AWANA

• Fun–One of the best parts of AWANA is that your child will learn these skills while having fun.

• Memorization Skills–Memorizing Bible verses is key to the AWANA program.

• Teamwork–AWANA provides a sense of belonging for children. The uniforms are worn each week to help kids feel part of the group.

• Confidence–Memorizing verses is hard work. Ask any kid in AWANA. But also ask those who have finished a handbook to show you their award, and you will see a proud smile. For children that don’t excel at sports, this can be crucial to building self-esteem.

• Spiritual Compass–In the world around us, we can clearly see a lack of moral and spiritual direction. AWANA trains children to use the Bible to develop morals and strong character.

Facebook
Follow us on Facebook for reminders of upcoming AWANA activities

Wednesday 6:30P – 8P
AWANA ministry is divided into age-specific clubs.

  • Cubbies (3 and 4-year-olds)
  • Sparks (Grade K-2)
  • Truth and Training (grades 3-6)
  • Trek (MS)
  • Journey (HS)

for more information, click here.

Game Time
Every AWANA meeting includes team and individual competitions. Dozens of organized games get everyone’s participation, unleashing natural energy and enthusiasm. Everyone wins in that each team member is cheered by their team to do their best.

Handbook Time
Using achievement-oriented learning segments, AWANA emphasizes the importance of God’s Word for sound living. Clubbers progress through graded handbooks, working individually and together with their leaders.

Council Time
This is a general session for everyone. It’s quality time for group Bible study followed by awards and recognition for individual handbook progress and for points scored during team play.

Parenting

Awana

(August-May)

Registration is now OPEN

AWANA is an international, Bible-centered children’s and youth ministry. The acronym AWANA comes from “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed.” (2 Timothy 2:15)

Five Benefits of AWANA

• Fun–One of the best parts of AWANA is that your child will learn these skills while having fun.

• Memorization Skills–Memorizing Bible verses is key to the AWANA program.

• Teamwork–AWANA provides a sense of belonging for children. The uniforms are worn each week to help kids feel part of the group.

• Confidence–Memorizing verses is hard work. Ask any kid in AWANA. But also ask those who have finished a handbook to show you their award, and you will see a proud smile. For children that don’t excel at sports, this can be crucial to building self-esteem.

• Spiritual Compass–In the world around us, we can clearly see a lack of moral and spiritual direction. AWANA trains children to use the Bible to develop morals and strong character.

Facebook
Follow us on Facebook for reminders of upcoming AWANA activities

Wednesday 6:30P – 8P
AWANA ministry is divided into age-specific clubs.

  • Cubbies (3 and 4-year-olds)
  • Sparks (Grade K-2)
  • Truth and Training (grades 3-6)
  • Trek (MS)
  • Journey (HS)

for more information, click here.

Game Time
Every AWANA meeting includes team and individual competitions. Dozens of organized games get everyone’s participation, unleashing natural energy and enthusiasm. Everyone wins in that each team member is cheered by their team to do their best.

Handbook Time
Using achievement-oriented learning segments, AWANA emphasizes the importance of God’s Word for sound living. Clubbers progress through graded handbooks, working individually and together with their leaders.

Council Time
This is a general session for everyone. It’s quality time for group Bible study followed by awards and recognition for individual handbook progress and for points scored during team play.

Grandparenting

Awana

(August-May)

Registration is now OPEN

AWANA is an international, Bible-centered children’s and youth ministry. The acronym AWANA comes from “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed.” (2 Timothy 2:15)

Five Benefits of AWANA

• Fun–One of the best parts of AWANA is that your child will learn these skills while having fun.

• Memorization Skills–Memorizing Bible verses is key to the AWANA program.

• Teamwork–AWANA provides a sense of belonging for children. The uniforms are worn each week to help kids feel part of the group.

• Confidence–Memorizing verses is hard work. Ask any kid in AWANA. But also ask those who have finished a handbook to show you their award, and you will see a proud smile. For children that don’t excel at sports, this can be crucial to building self-esteem.

• Spiritual Compass–In the world around us, we can clearly see a lack of moral and spiritual direction. AWANA trains children to use the Bible to develop morals and strong character.

Facebook
Follow us on Facebook for reminders of upcoming AWANA activities

Wednesday 6:30P – 8P
AWANA ministry is divided into age-specific clubs.

  • Cubbies (3 and 4-year-olds)
  • Sparks (Grade K-2)
  • Truth and Training (grades 3-6)
  • Trek (MS)
  • Journey (HS)

for more information, click here.

Game Time
Every AWANA meeting includes team and individual competitions. Dozens of organized games get everyone’s participation, unleashing natural energy and enthusiasm. Everyone wins in that each team member is cheered by their team to do their best.

Handbook Time
Using achievement-oriented learning segments, AWANA emphasizes the importance of God’s Word for sound living. Clubbers progress through graded handbooks, working individually and together with their leaders.

Council Time
This is a general session for everyone. It’s quality time for group Bible study followed by awards and recognition for individual handbook progress and for points scored during team play.

5TH SUNDAY.

Anytime there is a 5th Sunday in a month, we’ll be gathering our kids from grades 1-5 together for a great time of high energy worship and large group teaching. Your kids will have the best time and grow together with others their age. (This is a great invite opportunity!)

Upcoming 5th Sundays: 

June 30, 2024
September 29, 2024

CentriKid Summer Camp.

July 8-12, 2024 • Skycroft Conference Center (Middleton, MD)

If your child is in grades 3-5, they will have the time of their lives at CentriKid camp next summer! This overnight camp is a great place to make friends and learn more about the message of Jesus.These camps are staffed by college and seminary students who can’t wait to hang out with your kids and love to share Christ through every aspect of camp!

Campers will enjoy a week of creative Bible study, exciting recreation, great worship, quiet times, and church group devotions, all designed to present the basic foundations of the Christian life.

For more information about CentriKid Camps visit centrikid.lifeway.com or to register, click below!

Additional Ministry Activities

Spotswood offers various other events through out the year.

Parent Dedication

By participating in a Parent Dedication Ceremony, parents are making a public commitment to raise their child according to biblical teachings. The ceremony takes place during the 11A service, four times a year (March, June, September, and December). Attendance in a Parent Dedication class is required to participate in the ceremony. Contact Pastor David Short (dshort@spotswood.org) for more information.

 

2024 Parent Dedication Services

  • March 3 Class / March 17 Dedication – 9:30A service
  • June 2 Class / June 23 Dedication – 11:00A service
  • Sept 1 Class / Sept 15 Dedication 9:30A service
  • Dec 1 Class / Dec 15 Dedication 11:00A service

Parent Resources

Your child’s safety and security are our highest priorities! To that end all volunteers are subject to a background check through protectmyministry.com. We have a security system in place to safeguard your child whenever they are in our care.