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Parent Child Dedication

Parent Child Dedication

Parent-child dedication is a way for parents to declare their own commitment to raise their child in a home where God is the center. Our next dedication opportunity is Sunday, June 27 at either our 8:30 a.m. (Classic) or 10:30 a.m. (Contemporary) service. All parents...
Social media, faith and family

Social media, faith and family

Four people from our First Free family, who use social media for work, talk about its impact on our families and our churches. Video interview recorded Oct. 26, 2020. It was snowing! Participants Aaron Biby, Web Developer (aaronbiby.com) Lara Griffin, Communications...

Parenting during COVID-19

We spoke via Zoom recently with seven parents from our church family. Topic: How are you and your kids coping with the stay-at-home order? *Opinions expressed are the individuals’ own, and do not necessarily represent First Free Rockford or the Evangelical Free Church...

Not your parents’ parenting conference

by Jim Killam | 4-minute read   Like any parents, Chris and Tona Johnson can be baffled by something one of their three boys did. And, like any parents, their first response might be: “Why did you do that? What were you thinking?” A big insight for them came...

Parenting Conference: What to expect

In anticipation of our Raise Up Parenting Conference Feb. 21-22, we spoke via email with David Thomas of Raising Boys & Girls. David and his colleague, Sissy Goff, will teach on topics related to at least two of their books: Are My Kids on Track? and Modern...