Markers and Milestones

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The Swift Creek Marker Ministry is a spiritual formation plan for your life that will help you answer these questions. The church has committed to partner with you and your family in every season of life. We provide a clear strategy to help you become a fully devoted follower of Christ and to love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. 

Our mission is to connect with God, connect with others, and connect others with God. In order to help you in seeking to fulfill this mission, the church has established markers for each season of life.

Our Part
Point you toward objectives and ministries the church has provided for you as you enter different life stages.

Your Part
Commitments you are encouraged to make in each life season to help you grow in faith and obedience to the Lord.

Connect Event
Specific events the church has planned to see you through each marker in your life.

Our strategy for ministry

Every member is provided a clear process for spiritual development in every area of your life so that each member may be equipped for every good work. Every member is provided a clear presentation of the ways the body of believers can minister to one another, the community, and the world. Every member is provided a clear path to begin taking more leadership responsibility by committing to serve in leadership through one or more of the markers in the ministry.


Connecting with God

Salvation | Romans 10:9-10

Our Part: Foundation Steps for New Believers Equipping Class and digital and physical resources
Your Part: Complete the Beginning Steps for New Believers Guide
Connect Event: Baptismal Ceremony

Spiritual Disciplines | 1 Corinthians 9: 24-27

Our Part: Prayer Ministry, church resources, and group accountability.
Your Part: Have a daily walk with God and vibrant prayer life. Learn how to live the Spirit-filled life.
Connect Event: Family Worship Workshop Sundays and Equipping Classes

Worship | Matthew 22:37

Our Part: Personal and corporate worship opportunities
Your Part: Commit to regular attendance in corporate worship and cultivate a heart of worship
Connect Event: Corporate Worship, Upcoming: Church-wide Forge Worship Rally (April 15, 2016)

Connecting with Others

Choosing a Life Partner | 2 Corinthians 6:14

Our Part: Resources for parents, pre-relationship and pre-marital training and counseling, Equipping Classes
Your Part: Read on book which identifies the ideal characteristics of a spouse and God’s plan for marriage. Attend marriage counseling through a trained Christian leader. 
Connect Event: Dating/Courting Equipping Classes

Connecting in Community | Acts 25: 42-46

Our Part: Small Group opportunities
Your Part: Connect with and be accountable to a group of believers through a small group ministry on Sunday and/or during the week
Connect Event: Sunday morning Connect Group and Home Connect Group commitment/New Member’s Class

Marriage | Ephesians 5:33

Our Part: Parents Night Out and small group mentoring
Your Part: Attend one or two marriage enrichment events per year. Commit to at least one date night per month.
Connect Event: Connect Conference, marriage Equipping Classes

Parenting | Ephesians 6:4

Our Part: Milestone Ministry, Adoption Ministry
Your Part: Commit to partner with the church through the Milestone Ministry
Connect Event: Connect Conference, Equipping Classes

Marriage, Parent, and Life Coach | 2 Timothy 2:2

Our Part: Men’s and Women’s Ministry, marriage and parenting communities
Your Part: Place yourself under the guidance of a spiritual leader to grow spiritually in your personal, family, and church life. Invest in at least one family of individual for mentoring/discipleship per year. 
Connect Event: Men’s and Women’s Ministry events, marriage coach training

Grandparenting with Purpose | Psalm 145:4

Our Part: Intergenerational events, Young at Heart Ministry
Your Part: Connect with the Grandparenting with Purpose series. Help your family and others embrace a Christ-like pattern of living through the connections and community you have in your relationships. 
Connect Event: Church-wide Connect Conference, Equipping Classes

Caring for Aging Parents | 1 Timothy 5:8

Our Part: Resources and counseling
Your Part: Commit to utilize church resources and events
Connect Event: Church-wide Connect Conference

Connecting Others with God

Living on Mission for God | 1 Peter 4:10-11

Our Part: Ministry and missions opportunities
Your Part: Identify talents, skills, passions, and spiritual gifts for the purpose of serving other Christians through personal ministry. Reaching the community and world for Christ through personal service. 
Connect Event: Ministry and missions activities

Being a Gospel Witness | Matthew 28:19-20

Our Part: Evangelism and worldview training, gospel tracts
Your Part: Learn how to share and defend your faith. Commit to share the Gospel with at least one person per month and/or invite them into Christian community.
Connect Event: Equipping Classes (short-term)

Conquering Crisis | 2 Corinthians 4:17

Our Part: Marriage Mentoring, Cancer Support, Divorce Care, Bereavement, Losing a ChildCrisis Pregnancy, Grief Share, Losing a Job, Student Support, Suicide/Depression, Addiction Recovery, Friends Ministry
our Part: Connect transparently with a mentor or small group in order to celebrate recovery together. Connect in churchprovided counseling and spiritual health programs. Help others connect to specialized crisis ministries in the church.
Connect Event: Crisis Ministry events (long term)

Living a Legacy | Titus 2:1-5

Our Part: Intergenerational events, Young at Heart Ministry
Your Part: Invest in ministry and identify opportunities to share your testimony and life in order to help others become fully devoted followers of Christ.
Connect Event: Church-wide Connect Conference, Equipping Classes


A spiritual growth plan for your children from the cradle to college and beyond

Our ministries have a commitment to partner with you closely in raising the next generation of Christian leaders. Our goal is to help you lead your child to become a fully devoted follower of Christ and to mature into the Christian young adult God intends. Our strategy is to promote the home as the primary place of discipleship and to partner with families in any parenting season. Working together at church and at home, we commit to spiritually train and equip the next generation to:

KNOW Christ, worship God, and articulate their faith
DEVELOP a biblical worldview and a passion for Christian community
EXPLORE their unique design for service and embrace the Great Commission

Please pray and consider how you can connect in each Milestone. The church is here to provide you the necessary resources, training, and events to help you connect with your child in every season of life. You will also be encouraged to make a commitment to participate in church sponsored activities and to engage with your child, sharing the spiritual journey of following Christ together



Connecting with God, Connecting with Others, Connecting Others with God

At Swift Creek we are all about making connections. The most important connection is the one we can have with God through faith in Jesus Christ. Once that connection is established we want to make connections in our homes and with the rest of the church family. A strong church is built by people of strong faith and individual homes where God is worshiped and honored. Read More...

Phone: 804.739.3001
Fax: 804.739.8996

7511 North Spring Run Road
Midlothian, VA 23112