Blessing of the Backpacks & Schools

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Blessing of the Backpacks - Details and Resources

Our Annual Blessing of the Backpacks will be held on Sunday, August 14th at all three services (8,9:30 & 11am). Children and teens will not only receive a blessing for their school year, but they will also receive a zipper pull to remind them that God is always with them. Parents can pick up information from our Connect at Home Center on how to give additional blessings on the first day of school and beyond. You can also find this and other resources below or request addition Faith Path building materials.

Blessing of the Schools

We hope you will also join us on August 21st at any Mansfield school flagpole as we bless the school, the school year and the community. Everyone welcome!
5pm - all Elementary Schools
6pm - all Intermediate and Middle Schools
7pm - all High Schools

Faith Path - Blessing Guide

Give your child blessings all through the year.

Special Scripture to Pray Over Your Child

You can use the scripture below or find one that is special to you and your child. Pray this over your child each evening or at bedtime.

Frameable and Changeable Blessing/Affirmation Card

Consider framing this and putting it where your child will see it often. You can use a sharpie or marker to change the reason they are GREAT!

Fully Embrace Your Child's Uniqueness

Every child needs to experience something the scriptures call "the blessing".

WHAT IS THE BLESSING? The blessing is a powerful tool with which we communicate acceptance and genuine commitment. The word comes from the ancient practice of weighing coins on a scale to determine value. Blessing someone “adds value” to his or her life. We see in scripture the word bless or blessing used almost seven hundred times. The Bible also gives us great evidence that our God is a God of blessing. We receive that blessing from our Heavenly Father and have the wonderful opportunity to pass it on.

As your faith partner, we offer free kits to guide you through each Faith Path Step. Each kit includes a training video, guide, starter ideas, and other helpful elements.