Creating shared experiences
God created family
Something special, something unique, takes place between parent/caregivers and their children. Something precious and valuable. Something desirable. At the very heart of family, we yearn to be with each other, despite all our failings and differences, spending quality time together to create shared experiences can help to foster relationships and connect each other.
We can encourage positive relationships within our homes that allow for the Holy Spirit to awaken, revive and grow our faith. Here are some links to inspire your connections in your home. And a link on how we can create warm and welcoming places in our churches.
Practical Discipleship At Home
Many parents I know are excited about the ideas of faith formation at home and the joy of discipling their kids in the faith. But many are curious about how to start?
What Does It Mean to “Welcome” a Child?
What does it mean to “welcome” a child? Then they came to Capernaum. While Jesus was in the house, He asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?”
52 Creative Family Time Experiences
Another great resource is this great book which you can purchase from Amazon.
Parents want to connect with their kids and pass along their faith as part of those connections. Timothy Smith gives the ideal tool to parents making this possible using 20 minutes a week. This book provides 52 experiences for families to share time together with lasting benefits. Each experience includes a short Scripture reading, games, activities, and guided discussion that will draw families closer together and closer to God. The author also includes adaptation for younger children and teens with many of the activities. Timothy Smith writes with creativity and experience in family ministry. Fun is the key ingredient in the family time experience and allows for a natural process of sharing faith to develop between parents and kids.
For more fun ideas just google – fun family experiences!
We hope you find these links helpful.
The r e f o c u s website has many wonderful ideas for sharing faith, we encourage you to take the time to look deeper.
The Grow Team