Why reFocus?

Welcome to ReFocus, a ministry for transition.

Our hope is that you find the resources, encouragement, and support you and your church needs as you transition into intergenerational  and family-focused ministry.


d6imageD6 Conference 2015 BlogsPutting Faith in Its Place (Main Session 1), What if Jesus Came to Church (Breakout with Rob Reinow and Main Session with Phil Vischer), It’s Time to Tell Our Kids the Truth (Main Session with Shaunti Feldhahn).

D6 Days – FREE Online Family Ministry Conference, May 2 & 3

Many churches are excited about the prospect of family ministry however many do not know where or how to begin. That’s where reFocus comes in!

If you’ve ever asked these questions, we hope to help you find the answers. Our desire is to encourage you, support you, resource you, and equip you as you walk the path of transition

ROXBURY CAMP 2015  -The notes from our session on Transformational Homes are now available.  Thank you for letting us share our heart for church, home, and families with you this year!

We also invite you to Join the Conversation on Facebook in our group ReFocus Family and Intergen Ministry – This group is open to all parents and ministers interested in having an ongoing conversation about the church and home working together in reaching the youngest generation.

We are always working to give you more avenues to explore, so check back frequently for updates and information.

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4 thoughts on “Why reFocus?

    • Thanks! I fixed the link and I will say, that page is a work in progress. I think there are many keys to making that transition, but it starts with knowing where you are and where you want to go! The model I show on the link now is what I have used as I’ve transitioned with the ministries I’ve worked with – building on what we already have and moving towards where we want to be. Please feel free to email me at christina.m.embree@gmail.com – I’d love to begin and continue a conversation with you! Blessings!

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  1. While the “It is not okay” post is noble, it overlooks one glaring fact.
    Today’s youth know about such spiteful vitriolic behavior wayyyyy before they witness presidential candidates practicing it, and from adults as well.
    Reality TV everywhere exalting both at every turn, rampant vids posted on cellphones of fights at school, nasty behavior off school grounds, and main stream media and infotainment news broadcasting the latest viral vid of misbehaving celebrities or whomever in Twitter fights, etc., for attentions sake.
    And while one may bar their child from owning cellphone til as late as they can, or putting restrictions on the one they own…
    their classmates, Sunday school mates, any peers, will not have the same filters on their devices and will share every sordid detail they can access with those not allowed.
    There is no other more potent or devastating drug on this planet affecting our youth than peer pressure. And no coddling or confinement will change that.

    Just sharing. :)

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    • While I appreciate your feedback, I do wonder if you misunderstood the point of the article. Not once did I condone coddling or confinement. In fact, I said that my kids read my blog before I posted it. We’ve watched the video together. We’ve talked about the behaviors exampled in this presidential campaign just as we talk about them when they show up in television, at their school, in various forms of social media. As a whole, I usually hear these bullying and insulting behaviors condemned by the vast majority of adults who see them but for some reason, in connection to politics, they seem to get overlooked. I wasn’t saying that we can protect and shield our kids from everything; I was saying we must stand up for what is right and tell them in no uncertain terms that these things are not okay. It’s not okay in reality TV, it’s not okay on or off school grounds, it’s not okay for celebrities, it’s not okay for peers and it is certainly not okay for those who are claiming to be the ones qualified to lead the United States of America or their supporters who mimic and support their behavior. Any way you spin it, the behaviors I’ve cited in the blog are not okay. No coddling or confinement changes that. The message is the same. It is not okay.

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