The Milestones Pathway

Build Faith, Strengthen Family, Foster Growth

Equipping Parents to Raise Godly Kids

Parenting is an incredible journey, but we understand that it can feel overwhelming to prepare your children to grow up with a strong faith in God. Carmel is here to help you navigate these crucial years in your child’s life, providing guidance and support.

Introducing Carmel’s Milestones Pathway: Partnering with Parents to Build Strong, Faith-filled Families

We’ve created the Milestones Pathway, a six-step journey specifically tailored for busy parents like you, to assist you in raising your children grow up well-rounded in character and faith. Our experienced ministry staff will be there to guide your family through every step, ensuring that you’re equipped to nurture your child’s spiritual, emotional, and physical growth.

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A Clear Path to Raising Godly Kids

The Milestones Pathway covers six key moments in your child’s life, from birth to high school graduation. Each step of the journey offers support, guidance, and resources to help you, as parents, become your child’s primary disciple-maker.

Find out more about the six milestones you and your family will experience below.

Dedicating My Family

Dedicating My Family

At the beginning of your parenting journey, we equip you as parents in your commitment to raise your kids to understand who Jesus is and what it looks like to follow Him.

  • Families take part in a Dedicating My Family workshop and enjoy a weekend celebration.
Discovering the Bible

Discovering the Bible

We encourage parents to establish family rhythms around the reading and studying of God’s Word as their child begins to read.

  • 1st graders and their parents gather for a time to prioritize and celebrate the Word of God.
Anchoring Their Identity

Anchoring Their Identity

We encourage parents to develop your child’s identity based on who Christ is and what He has done on their behalf to help ground their faith during their teen years.

  • 6th graders and their parents enjoy a retreat emphasizing value and identity based on Christ’s finished work.
Living with Integrity

Living with Integrity

Teach your child the importance of accountability, moral convictions, and navigating friendships with grace and ethical considerations.

  • 7th – 8th Graders attend a retreat and have a Living With Integrity altar prayer with their parents.
Stepping into Adulthood

Stepping into Adulthood

Equip and prepare your child with the biblical roles of men and women, empowering them to embrace adulthood with confidence and purpose.

  • 9th – 10th graders celebrate this milestone with their families as a part of their passage into manhood/womanhood.
Launching with Purpose

Launching with Purpose

Ensure your child is ready for life after high school, equipped with an unwavering faith in Christ and a heart for serving others.

  • High school graduates and their families recognize this important milestone at a Launching With Purpose celebration weekend.

Begin Your Family’s Journey Today

The Milestones Pathway is designed to help busy parents raise compassionate, confident
children who are grounded in their faith through Jesus Christ. Let us journey
with you as your family grows and thrives.



What if we're super busy and can't make it to all of the Milestone events?

Hey, we totally get it – life can get hectic! While we think it’s important to attend as many Milestone events as possible, we know everyone’s schedules are different. Don’t worry – our ministry staff will be happy to help you catch up and get back on track. Remember, the goal is to build a strong foundation of faith for your family, and we’re here to help!

Are there any resources to help us between the Milestones?

Absolutely! Along the way, you’ll receive guidance and resources at each Milestone event. Plus, you can always connect with our ministry staff for additional support. We’re here to partner with you, and we encourage you to reach out whenever you need a little extra guidance or encouragement.

Is the Milestones Pathway just for nuclear families?

Not at all! We know that families come in all shapes and sizes, and the Milestones Pathway is designed to support any family dynamic. Regardless of your family’s makeup, our goal is to help you raise godly kids who have a strong, growing faith in Jesus Christ.

What if my child is already past a certain Milestone, can we still participate?

Of course! We believe that it’s never too late to start this journey with your family. While it’s most beneficial to follow the Pathway from the beginning, the principles and guidance found in each Milestone can still offer value if you join at a later stage. Our ministry staff will be happy to help you determine the best way to integrate the Milestones Pathway into your family’s unique situation.

How can we stay connected and informed about Milestone events and resources?

We’re glad you asked! Staying connected is key, especially with busy schedules. Make sure to sign up for our Milestones newsletter to receive updates, guidance, and support on your family’s faith journey. Here’s to keeping your family in the loop and thriving in your walk with Christ!