We’re taking the theme into the garden today in the context of planting seeds in our lives. There can be many new seeds planted at home, at school, at church, in our ordinary daily routines – anywhere! There’s a freshness and newness to starting something new. Often, new things start with a seed. We want… Read more
“Most certainly father and mother are apostles, bishops, and priests to their children, for it is they who make them acquainted with the gospel.” Martin Luther What wonderful words from Luther! Advocating that parents are the primary sharers of faith. Growing Faith at Home is a simple tool to help you connect your weekend worship… Read more
As people of faith, we want to encourage the members of our church family to continually grow in their faith. Our primary goal as followers of Christ is that all should know who their heavenly Father is and that He wishes to have an intimate and purpose-filled relationship with each and every one of His precious children. The Four keys of Caring… Read more
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie… Read more
Studies continue to confirm that parents are the key people who influence whether or not our children will have faith. This means that one of the best places for young people to ‘catch’ faith is in the home. Grandparents can also play a vital role in a child’s faith formation. Recent research highlights the enormous impact of grandparents on this particular generation of young people. Grandparents have a great opportunity to share their faith with their grandchildren. Here are five roles that grandparents can play in enhancing their grandchildren’s faith formation.
Do you know a young person that is passionate about the matters that our church faces in this day and age? Do you believe they could contribute passionately to the LCA National Youth Forum? Please encourage them to contact your local LCA District office to nominate today.
GROWING FAITH AT HOME 2017/18 is here! Are you looking for a way to link Sunday worship with household faith formation Monday to Saturday? Do you want to provide resources to help parents and grandparents pass on the Christian faith in their homes? GROWING FAITH AT HOME is a weekly Lectionary-based resource to help your households live, share and celebrate faith together each and every week!
You’ve heard the saying, “Families that pray together, stay together.” And I agree, but I think there’s a similar common bond to those individuals who serve together. We form a family-like bond that keeps us together through the ups and downs of life.
If we know where we came from, we may better know where to go. If we know who we came from, we may better understand who we are…. 2017 see’s the 500 years since the reformation of the church celebration in full swing. Who was this Martin Luther?