What do you think of when you hear the word “family”? Is it an endearing word that elicits good memories and traditions? Does it bring resentment, regrets, and lists of things you wish were different? Do you think siblings? Parents?  Step families? Custody arrangements? Grandpas? Adoption? Singleness? Marriages? Divorces? One thing is for sure, whether we love our families or wish we could trade them in for a new one…we all have one! 

So, in a world where the word “family” can mean so many things, what do we do when family is not all it’s cracked up to be? 

During this 5-week series, we will attempt to answer the question: “How does the gospel inform how we do family?”  Each week we will look at a different word that could help us change everything. 

Whether you have sons and/or daughters or you are a son or daughter, this series is for you!


  • Week 2: Purpose

    by Chad Merrell

  • Week 1: Surrender

    by Chad Merrell