Ministry Strategies

First Christian Reformed Church believes and attempts to practice a relational model of ministry based on the teachings of Jesus as found in Matthew 28.  The model is that of Jesus who called disciples to Himself and then later passed that same task to them in Acts 1 where He tells them to make disciples beginning in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria…..We do this by being active in the lives of the members of First Church and the surrounding community. The cross of Jesus Christ has two parts.  The vertical stake points us heavenward toward God Almighty and a relationship with our Creator.  The horizontal piece points us toward relationship with other fallen people. We live our lives before the Face of God in relationship with God and in relationship with others.


Rites of Passage Experience Training Material

You are the greatest influence in the life of your children.  Research proves it time and again your voice is the loudest in their life. That is a great opportunity for you to make a forever impact in the life of your children. 

It is also a great opportunity for me (Dan Houston) to partner with you and cheer you on in the process. For that reason, I am launching an online parenting class.. I will send encouragement and truth to you in the form of articles, videos, and messages each month via email.

You can find further resources to correspond with my emails at the website of Parent Ministry.  To make it easily assessable I have provided two links to take you straight to the website pages.  The first link is for the resources of Birth - 5th Grade and the second link is for 6th Grade -12th Grade.  I pray that you find these resources useful as we work together in shaping our children's lives so they may grow stronger in their relationship with the Lord.

Rites of Passage (Birth-5th Grade):

Rites of Passage (6th Grade-12 Grade):