Young Families

Young Families range from nearly and newly weds to couples with elementary age children. Our ministry exists to keep our spiritual lives vital during this exciting and challenging phase of life.

Sunday Morning Classes

Our Sunday morning community class begins with a continental breakfast from 8:45-9:30, followed by an engaging teaching from God’s Word and directed discussion. During the week we offer various small groups, fellowships, and ministry opportunities.

Young Families Community Class: One Anothering in the Bible

Room 607

This fall in the Young Families Community class we’ll be looking at the “one anothers” in the Bible.  When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment is, He answered in two parts.  The first is to love God with all that you are: heart, soul, mind, and strength. We focus on that answer a lot in Bible study. But Jesus said that the second part was like the first:  “Love your neighbor as yourself.” There’s a responsive and communal side to our faith, our worship, even our very created existence. So this fall, we’ll look at what the Bible says about that communal side. How are we to live and act toward one another?  How are we to live and act with our spouse? With our children? And what does that have to do with who we are in Christ? I hope you’ll join us for breakfast and Bible study this fall in Room 607.

Parents of Elementary Children – The Journey

Robin Burruss

Robin Burruss | Room 617

We are a Young Families class for married couples in their 30s and 40s with elementary children. Our Bible studies are topical studies with rich, authentic dialogue. Discussions are driven by Scripture, with emphasis placed on the truth of God’s Word experienced in the lives of those in the group.

Fellowship Groups

Hitched | Married Couples without Children

Hitched is a fellowship group designed specifically for married couples with no kids.  It is a bridge ministry that exists in both Young Adult Ministry and the Young Families Ministry.  If you are looking to connect with some other newly married couples and to hear about how to keep your marriage alive and vibrant this is the place for you.

We meet monthly for dinner at a local restaurant then go for dessert, coffee, and some conversation.  We invite a married couple that are several chapters a head of us in this journey to come speak to us about what they have learned about marriage throughout the years. If you are interested in being added to the email list to be notified of upcoming events please email youngfamilies@apostles.org.

Hatched | Married Couples with Children

Hatched provides a mentoring opportunity for young parents on a monthly basis for one simple reason.  Parenting is hard.  It’s not hard just because you’re learning to take care of a child.  It’s also hard because you are learning how to be married to someone who is learning to raise a child.  Balancing a healthy, growing marriage and raising and nurturing children quickly brings young parents to the realization that there are lessons to be learned and wisdom to be gained.  In Hatched, we want to equip you each month with some time with other parents to share stories, compare notes, and gain insight.   We also invite guest speakers for each gathering that have the experience to speak into our lives and the commitment to Christ to make their words trustworthy.

Each Hatched gathering meets for dessert, coffee, and conversation.  If you’d like to learn more about Hatched and related opportunities to connect with young parents, please email youngfamilies@apostles.org.