Moms and Dads, try some of these ideas to create impression points of faith with your children. God Made Everything (All ages) Get out the Lego’s or K’NEX, or another set of blocks. Work as a family to make creations. When everyone is finished, and you’ve admired all of them, take them apart and place […]
If you’re a parent of school-age children, you’re likely experiencing the dilemma of choosing which activities will benefit your children and which ones can be weeded out. Indeed, there are MANY choices! Here’s one that should be easy to make; weekly Sunday school attendance. Spiritual formation begins at home, but it doesn’t end there. “God […]
Tension in our families can drive us away from one another and rob us of the great joy of being close, even though we all know it takes a village to raise children. Sharing this community of child-raising across family generations is not only important, it’s also valuable for everyone. Today, grandparents may or may […]
Lent is a season in the church that is a time of preparation for Easter. It can also be a great time for building in family moments to teach faith! Some of the concepts of fasting, suffering, death, and sacrifice can be difficult for younger children to understand. Begin talking about these concepts (in an age-appropriate way for your children). Here are some ways that you can take the time to slow down and focus on Jesus and the importance of the cross and the resurrection as your family prepares for the season of Easter.
St. Luke’s member, Anji Ison, walked through her home one morning and noticed the many things that were left undone…bed not made, shoes not put away, other things out of order. But the thing she DID note was that she and her daughter, Olivia, had taken time to do their morning devotional.
Every believing parents hopes that his or her child will embrace the faith and grow deep spiritual roots. But studies tell us that over half of those growing up in Christian homes will back away from Christian commitment by the time they leave the teen years. Too often, parent’s “outsource” the spiritual formation of their […]
Throughout time, the Christian church has been confronted with challenges. Our challenge in the 21st century is that many of our own kids who attend church as children… are leaving the faith as adults! This should raise a red flag for all parents. A 2008 study was conducted at the University of Notre Dame and […]
Children are growing up in a different world than when their parents or grandparents were raised. Advancements in technology in the last 10 years have created wonderful opportunities for information and connection, but with this also comes new challenges. For example, busyness, stress, pressure and worry is not only affecting parents and teenagers, but also […]