There's been a change.....
Many of you would be aware of our resource Taking Faith Home. Congregations and families across the LCA use this resource to encourage caring conversations about faith. We are excited to launch the resource for this coming year but you will notice a few changes.
Firstly, we have renamed the resource to Growing Faith at Home.
We have become aware of the increasing trend of irregular worship attendance of many of our members. This means that many people will not take this resource home weekly. Therefore we have changed the name to Growing Faith at Home to encourage families to keep growing faith at home each week rather than only taking it home when they are able to attend worship.
We encourage congregations to think of ways to send the Growing Faith at Home resource home each week. This might be via an email list or as an upload on your website as well as in your printed bulletin.
An opportunity to talk and share…
We have set up a Facebook Group called Growing Faith at Home – Grow Ministries. This is a closed group that people can join and is designed to support, encourage and inspire all-age faith formation through the use of the Growing Faith at Home resource. All members are encouraged to actively participate in the discussions and ideas.
A couple of other changes include additional questions to the share part of the Faith5. This is to encourage participants to go deeper in conversation beyond just sharing their highs and lows.
We have included a Prayer for the Week, this can be used at the beginning or end of your prayer time to incorporate the theme of the weekly Bible readings.
GROWING FAITH AT HOME is a weekly lectionary-based resource to help your households live, share and celebrate faith together each and every week!
- Looking for a way to link Sunday worship with household faith formation Sunday to Sunday?
- Want to provide resources to help parents and grandparents pass on the Christian faith in their homes?
GROWING FAITH AT HOME is a suite of resources connecting weekly congregational worship with the faith life of the home.
GROWING FAITH AT HOME Church Bulletin Insert
In photocopiable double-sided A5-size for format. On one side there are aids for individual or household devotional use e.g. The Faith5, daily bible readings, a key scripture passage for the week, prayers and blessings. These are based on or related to Sunday's Bible readings. On the reverse side there are ideas and suggestions to help households live out their faith in and through the home during the week.
Where does GROWING FAITH AT HOME come from?
GROWING FAITH AT HOME is developed by the Lutheran Church of Australia, Grow Ministries.
The GROWING FAITH AT HOME resource is available by annual subscription. A full lectionary year of GROWING FAITH AT HOME resources will be distributed to you on a CD.
Is GROWING FAITH AT HOME only for families with children or youth?
People of all ages can use the devotional resources (Bible readings, prayers, blessings) in their personal or couple ‘quiet times’. Small groups, ministry teams and committees can also benefit from using the Faith Talk questions for spiritual reflection and focus.
How can my congregation make best use of GROWING FAITH AT HOME?
Using GROWING FAITH AT HOME to its full potential requires more than simply photocopying the resources and distributing them to select households. It has proven to be of most benefit when reinforced through Sunday worship, promoted to households on an ongoing basis and supplemented with practical teaching and training.
A Congregational Users Guide and Home Users Guide have been developed to help you introduce the resource to your congregation and support its use over time.