Everyday Faith for Families

Meeting time: Sunday at 9am.

 

Everyday Faith is a discussion-based class designed to give you practical tools to live the life God intended. We believe that God cares about every area of your life, so our topics will range from parenting & marriage, to health & well-being, to finances and recreation. Each 6-week unit will feature expert panels of local professionals, face-to-face interviews, class discussions, and hands-on workshops that will help you focus on both the WHY and HOW to strengthen your family God’s way - with His standards - and live out faith in your home every day of the week.

 

Facilitators:

Dr. Todd Aiken

Todd Aiken is one of Greeneville’s leading pediatricians. After graduating with honors magna cum laude as the salutatorian at Carson Newman College, he went on to graduate from James H. Quillen College of Medicine in the top quatrile. Todd completed his residency at ETSU Quillen College of Medicine as the chief resident, later on serving as a professor. His role included serving as the third year med student clerkship director, pediatric hospitality, and general pediatric outpatient physician. He has since returned to Greeneville and is a practicing pediatrician and partner at Greene Mountain Pediatrics.Todd has also served in a variety of leadership and teaching positions at church. Not only has Todd been raised in a Christ- centered home, but he is passing his faith on to his family. Todd and his wife Sara have been married for 18 years and are expecting their 6th child in November 2017.

Pastor Rachel Galarneau

Rachel is the youth pastor at First Church of God in Greeneville. She and her husband Michael are both ordained ministers of the Church of God. Rachel graduated cum laude with honors from Warner University with a Bachelor’s in Transformational Christian Ministry. The past 7 years God’s been using her in youth ministry to speak truth to teens, helping them realize who God is and discovering who He created them to be. She is passionate about seeing the local church help families live out their faith at home. Rachel and Michael have been married for 13 years and have 4 children ages 3 thru 10.

Rev. Walter & Dr. Karen Thompson

Walter has been an ordained minister and lead pastor in both Canada and the US for over 54 years. He is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor by the International Board of Christian Counselors. He is the father of 5 children and a grandfather of 10. For many years after the death of his first wife, he was a solo parent until meeting Karen. Karen is a medical doctor (M.D.) anesthesiologist by training, having worked in a wide variety of settings, including short term work in Sierra Leone and Haiti and as a Medical Director/ Consultant for several pharmaceutical companies. She is the step-parent to Walter’s children and grandchildren. Prior to marrying Walter, she provided foster care for several teenagers. Walter and Karen have been married for over 27

years and look forward to whatever God has in store for them next. 

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Unit 1 : Introductions & Basics

09/03 - SESSION 1: Meet & Greet, Journaling Tool

09/10 - SESSION 2: Letting Your Child Know You Love Them

09/17 - SESSION 3: Demonstrating God's Love

09/24 - SESSION 4: Todd Talk / Expert Panel

10/01 - SESSION 5: Stop Over-Indulging Your Children

10/08 - SESSION 6: Workshop: Family Prayer

Unit 2 : Building A Strong Foundation

10/15 - SESSION 1: Building A Strong Foundation

10/22 - SESSION 2: Todd Talk / Expert Panel

10/29 - SESSION 3: God Through our Children's Eyes

11/05 - SESSION 4: Training our Children in God's Ways 11/12 - SESSION 5: Words that are Positive & Life-Giving

11/19 - SESSION 6: Workshop: Blessing Your Child

Winter Break

Please take this time to visit other Sunday School classes and connect with the rest of our church family!