Families are much more than the typical father and mother with 1.8 children. Here at McDermott Road our families include singles, spouses, parents, children, grandparents, aunts, cousins, friends, and all those other folks we acquire by birth and by living. Note then that any definition of family needs to be broad and designed to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Perhaps family can be defined as places where we enter for comfort, nurture, development, accountability and regeneration and places from which we go forth renewed and charged with God’s power for living.  

Wouldn't it be nice to wave the magic wand and instantly create a great home environment?  It would be very nice.  But that’s not how it works.  Happy, strong homes can, however, be built with time and effort.  Experience has shown that if your home has problems – even major problems – the situation can be remedied and you can have a fantastic home.

Our family ministries are designed to support the home and not replace the biblical precepts given to parents. We are here to journey with families and offer guidance, instruction and support. We realize a parents God-given responsibility to lead, teach and nurture. Our Children's, Youth, Marriage and Counseling Ministries seek to complement and enrich. Take some time to explore each ministry area.