Faith Markers at Eastbrook Church give us, as a community, a means for recognizing and celebrating the spiritual development of our children. We know that children develop from infancy into young adults in predictable patterns. These patterns are God’s design and are inherent in humans. As a church community we need to recognize and respect the developmental stages of our children as we work to bring them to maturity in Christ. The parents, together with the Eastbrook Church community and Sunday School teachers have the task of nurturing kids to maturity in Christ. A part of this task is making time to focus on the child’s cognitive and spiritual development and to challenge and encourage them in new steps of growth. As they take these steps we can mark the milestones of a child’s walk and celebrate them. As they grow older the choice to move forward in their Christian walk becomes more and more their own.
At Eastbrook our Faith Markers are specific points in a child’s life when they enter into a new phase of faith or develop to a new level in their faith. Each faith marker requires the cooperative effort of home and church and each faith marker incorporates some teaching time and some celebration time.