Beyond Obedience

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A Bible-centered Parenting Approach

Teaching Children to Honor Their Parents

March 22, 2012 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Shining Stars Christian Preschool
Orange County Church of Christ
10 Goodyear, Irvine, CA 92618
Childcare will be provided
Cost: Free, RSVP with Stacy Williams

Beyond Obedience

The special guest speaker will be Dr. Mike Messina, Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Here’s what Dr. Mike has to say about the day.

I am excited to present this special parenting class.  With two children of my own, I am very passionate about the topic of parenting.  Being a parent is not easy, but I consider my job as a parent the most important job that I have.  As a Christian, I want nothing more than for my children to love God and obey His Word.  It is for these reasons that I strive in prayer and hard work for my own kids, and strive to teach Bible Centered Parenting to other parents, so that they too can know the joy of their own children loving God and obeying His commands.

You may find it surprising that children are only specifically addressed once in the entire New Testament: Ephesians 6: 1-3 says,

Rise Up and Build

Written by Kevin Mains on . Posted in Announcements, Events

God’s vision for our church is beyond our imagination.

Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. (Psalm 40:5 NIV84)

The leadership of Orange County Church of Christ have tried our best through prayer and fasting to be in tune with what God’s vision is for our church. We have landed on a long-range plan to have eight “worship centers” by the end of 2020. Five of the centers would be geographic: Fullerton, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, South Coast and Irvine. The others would be language based: Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese.

For this to happen, we need every disciple in the church to examine what gifts God has given him or her and decide to fully use these gifts to advance God’s kingdom.

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10 NIV84)