The NextGen@Eastmont Ministry Milestones celebrate significant moments in the life journey of a parent and a child that offer unique opportunities to reinforce truth and celebrate a growing relationship with God. We are committed to equipping and resourcing parents to capitalize on these key transitions for their child’s benefit as well as their own.

Dedication of Homes

Instilling faith in the life of a child begins at home and grows in partnership with a local Church. Parents of children join us and be encourage and equipped as you are parenting with a purpose and Dedicate you Home as the central place for discipling and raising your kids!

This milestone weekend includes a parent dinner on Saturday night and dedication ceremony during Sunday Morning Worship. This first Ministry Milestone typically occurs between Birth and Kindergarten and is conducted twice a year.

Commitment to Truth

God’s Word is truth, so it should come as no surprise that reading and studying the Bible are still the activities that have the most impact on growth in this attribute of spiritual maturity. 

This milestone is for new 1st and 2nd graders who are just learning to read. All 1st and 2nd graders will be presented with a new Bible and a Bible Skills for Kids resource in Kids Worship in the Fall as they learn to read their own Bible.

Commitment to Faith

The Commitment to Faith milestone is one of our favorites! Going ‘All In’ with Believers baptism after accepting Jesus as their Savior.

Baptism as one of the most important milestones in a Christians life. Contact Darrell Hornback or Amy Hornback to schedule a baptism.

Realization of Identity

Students still want your encouragement, but they will rarely ask for it. Teasing and gossiping take center stage, and with your child’s desire to “fit in,” it can lead to a compromise of values. These big shifts make it even more important for you to help your child see how they are designed differently, on purpose. 

This milestone consists of a series of Bible studies with parents and students and takes place during middle school.

Commitment to Purity

It’s one of the most uncomfortable conversations you will have with your student… but it doesn’t have to be impossible! Come be encouraged and equipped to lead your student through a weekend emphasizing a Commitment to Purity!

This milestone starts with a Saturday evening workshop for parents to equip them to create their own Commitment to Purity ceremony with their child. This milestone is for middle school students and occurs in October each year.

Commitment to Others

A true reflection of the Gospel at work in the lives of believers is the demonstration of a commitment to others! Our high school students (grades 9-12) will be encouraged to register and serve here at Eastmont in various ministry capacities and demonstrate a desire to develop a commitment to others!

This milestone is ongoing throughout the year. Commitments to serve occur each year at the beginning of the school year.

Commitment to Maturity

Graduation is always an important time in the life of a student. As a church we want to celebrate this important accomplishment with your family. It’s also a great ceremony for your student to dedicate their life to living as a disciple of Christ.

This milestone includes a celebration dinner on Saturday night and graduate recognition and prayer during Sunday Morning Worship.