Congregations seeking to transform affirm the power of the church to bless people at various stages of life, and at various events of their lives. Take the congregation who regularly celebrates baby dedications or baptisms–whichever is appropriate in each tradition. This often provides the opportunity to affirm at least three generations of people in congregations that may find it challenging to be multi-generational.
It affirms the importance of parents, of the family, of children, and of the nurture of the Triune God within the context of a congregation. Parents have affirmed for them the importance of church in their life.