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FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Psalm 127:3-5: Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.  

For many of us, as fall starts our schedules change.  Kids go back to school, the weather starts cooling off and daylight gets shorter.  Evenings become filled with homework, sports, band, etc. and the holidays come quickly.  Sometimes this is when you find out how close your family is and what kind of a relationship you have with your children.  Are your kids a blessing or not so much?  

Building a family identity is a lifetime of creating memories and ties that bind us. It’s a gift that you can give your child that doesn’t cost anything but your attention. It’s the little things built up over years of purposeful love.

Learn to make each member of the family feel important by everyone participating in each other’s activities as a family, like watching a football game, going to a concert, having a favorite TV series you watch together. Some Santellan trademarks are road trips, singing in the car on the way to church, yelling “Estoy Casa” to the family when we arrive home. (That’s right, estoy.) Even now, long distance phone calls every afternoon from Philadelphia. We purposefully express our joy in each other. Saying these things out loud makes them more concrete and real. Teach them from the Bible as you live together. Be attentive to needs without blowing it out of proportion, not overemphasizing faults or making everything about the kids. Life doesn’t revolve around the children, although they take a lot of our focus. Teach them to sacrifice, to wait, and to give. Neglect will kill a spirit but over indulgence will teach them to be in control beyond their boundaries. Respect older people.

We all have made missteps in parenting, but how wonderful it is that we can continue growing in our relationships as parents and children.

So if your child is 1 year old or 60 years old, what kind of a relationship are you developing? God has a great plan for each of our families.

Hebrews 6:10: God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.                                

- George Santellan

 
Welcome to the DFW Church website. We are in the process of converting to a new website, but you will still able to find current meeting locations and times under our Calendar tab, the latest sermons & bulletin on the Resource tab, information about our church staff, and much more. We invite you to attend one of our three regional worship locations this Sunday throughout the DFW metroplex, or a small group during the week by contacting one of our ministry leaders by email or contact the church office at 972.459.0080. We look forward to meeting you!
 

MyDFW Online Database
The DFW Church has introduced a new online database. 
Please log into the database and update your profile.
Please scroll down for 'log in' instructions.

Upcoming Events

Daily Prayers for Liberia
Liberia church pleads for prayers at noon daily in October.
CDC says up to 1 million may become infected. 
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North Texas and Oklahoma Campus Retreat 
"Guardian of the Galaxy"
October 31 @ 8:00 PM - November 2 @ Noon 
Camp Hoblitzelle - Midlothian, TX (map
Cost: $65 
Registration

TX/OK Teen Led Conference “Limitless”
November 8, 2014 – 3:30 – 8:30 PM 
Toyota Stadium – Home of FC Dallas
9200 World Cup Way, Frisco, TX

Growing Kids God’s Way Alumni Class – Special Invitation to All Single Parents
‘Speaking Life to Your Children’ 
November 8th, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
2296 Rockbrook, Lewisville (map
Limited childcare will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. 
Please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it t

Power In The Blood/DFW Church Blood Drive 
Sunday, November 9th 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
Irving Convention Center 
Sponsor Code: dfwcoc 
For an appointment Click here
or Download the new BLOOD DONOR APP*
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Use the link above, Text BLOODAPP to 90999 or search Red Cross Blood in your app store.

Pure & Simple Conference 
November 14 – 16  @ Wyndham Orlando Resort, Orland
o, FL
For more information

HOPEworldwide Day of Giving
November 16th - Requested donation per disciple is $70

NorthWest HOPEworldwide Day of Giving
November 23rd - Requested donation per disciple is $70

All Of Me - Northwest Women's Retreat
January 17 @ 2:00 PM - Janurary 18 @ 2:00 PM
American Airlines Training and Conference Center
4501 Highway 360 South, Fort Worth, Tx 76155  
Cost: $70 double occupancy (2 people in a room)
$110 single occupancy (1 person in a room)
A $10 deposit is required for those who wish to make payments.
Meals Included:  Saturday Dinner & Sunday Breakfast and Lunch 
Registration

 

Log In Instructions for MyDFW Database

The DFW Church would like to introduce ‘MyDFW’ a new online database that gives members the ability to access their membership information.  Members can make changes to their profile, update their address, phone number, email address and other items related to their membership record.  Once all of our member’s records are updated, new features will continue to be implemented.

My DFW Member Login Guide

1. Using an internet browser, go to www.dfwchurch.org
2. On the right side, click on ‘MyDFW’ logo
3. The login screen will display.
4. Click ‘Need a login?’
5. Enter your first name, last name and email address.  The suffix field is optional.  When you have entered the information, click the ‘Find Me’ button.  Note: Your First Name, Last Name and email address MUST match with our database or you will not be able to create an account.  The information we have in the database may be old, misspelled or missing.  If you have any problems, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with the following information. 1) Complete First Name 2) Complete Last Name 3) Current email address.  
6. You will receive an email containing your username and password for logging in.  When you have received the email, return to My DFW on the church website.
7. Enter the username and password sent to you by email in the fields provided.
8. The system will require you to change your password with the first successful login.  Enter a password of your choice.
9. Once logged in, please review the information in your profile and make the needed corrections.

 

 

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