Family Framework

Family Framework

What is it all about?

At Northview, we find it easy to exemplify how quickly time flies by using jars of marbles. Each marble in the jar represents a week you will have with your child before they graduate from high school. When you see how much time you have left, you realize every week matters. That’s why we have developed a family plan to help you make the most of each moment.

  • 936 weeks

    • You have 936 weeks with your child from birth until graduation.
  • 468 weeks

    • By the time they reach third grade, you only have half that time.
  • 208 weeks

    • When your child reaches high school, you have roughly 208 weeks left until graduation.
  • 100 weeks

    • By the time they get their driver’s license, you’re down to just over 100 weeks.

The 9 steps of the family framework

Baby Dedications

(Ages 0-3) - Parents commit to raising their child in a God-honoring manner.

The Baby Dedication Parent Class is an important first step of the Northview Family Framework. All families who choose to participate in Baby Dedication must attend this class. We'll talk about the importance of dedicating our children to the Lord and the commitment we are making as parents to raise our kids to know the Lord. Baby Dedication is for children ages three and under.

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The Parenting Gameplan

(Ages 0-18) – Parents develop a plan to biblically parent their child.

Parents, you matter! It seems that outside influences such as peers and media have your kids attention, however research shows, that you are the greatest spiritual influencer on your kids.

We want you to help make the most of your time with your kids. At Northview, we like to show you exactly how much time you have left before you kids leave your home and begin going off in the world on their own. We don’t do this to make you sad or nostalgic, but we believe when you see how much time you have left, you realize every week matters. For that reason, we have developed a family plan to help you make the most of each moment.

Curriculum Videos

Faith Commitment/Parent Baptism Class

(pre-K-5th grade) – Prepares parents for both a salvation conversation and a baptism conversation with their child.

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Family Experience (FX)

(K–4th grade) – A worship and teaching event for the whole family. Designed to help parents engage in what their child is learning in Northview Kids.

The next FX is May 5 at our Carmel Campus and May 12 at our Greater Lafayette Campus.

Carmel FX Registration

Greater Lafayette FX Registration

Bible Presentation

(2nd grade) – Parents select the appropriate Bible for their child to help them begin the spiritual discipline of reading God’s Word.

The Blessing

(5/6th grade) – Every child needs the blessing of their father or mother. We plan events designed to reach a meaningful milestone where the blessing is passed onto the child.

Defining Purity

(7-12th grade) – The Father-Daughter Purity Ball and Father-Son Chili Bowl are designed for parents and students to have discussion about God’s standard for purity and the family’s commitment to fight for God’s best together.

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Chili Bowl

Father-Daughter Ball

Parents in the Battle

Uncovering Identity

(7-12th grade) – We plan events designed for parents and students to have spiritual conversations about their true identity as children of God. These events include the Mudder-Daughter Mud Run and the Mother-Son Adventure Race.

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Mud Run:


Senior Class

(12th grade) – High school seniors prepare for college and leaving home by discussing the biblical worldview and foundational Christian beliefs.

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