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CREATE STICKY FAITH AT HOME

CREATE STICKY FAITH AT HOME

What can parents or grandparents do to help teenagers have faith that lasts a lifetime? The Lifelong Faith Journal edition titled, Parents & Faith Formation, provides several suggestions. I’ve listed a few below from the articles as well as added a few of my own. Think about which ones may be relevant to your setting. Share

BECOMING INTENTIONALLY CROSS+GENERATIONAL

BECOMING INTENTIONALLY CROSS+GENERATIONAL

Research points out that strong congregations are made up of strong families. The findings suggest that separating family members and faith parents from each other for faith formation experiences is counterproductive for congregations. Engaging the extended family in intergenerational faith forming experiences build faith by providing opportunities for children, parents, grand parents, god parents, extended

CARING CONVERSATIONS | WHY THEY MATTER

CARING CONVERSATIONS | WHY THEY MATTER

I often hear people, particularly young adults, comment that they disengaged from their congregation due to their inability to establish significant relationships with other members. One young adult commented, “My church was interested in getting me involved on a committee so that there would be young adult representation, but they really weren’t  interested in learning

10 LEARNINGS AS A FATHER

10 LEARNINGS AS A FATHER

Today is my youngest son’s 11th birthday. As our family celebrates the gift he’s been to our family, I’m reminded of the 10 things I hope I do as a father. 1. Tell my 2 boys daily that I love them, am proud of them, and that they’re loved unconditionally by God. 2. Spend time

Using SALT to deepen connections

Using SALT to deepen connections

If you want to change your life, start asking different questions.  The questions we ask each other have the power to change our conversations, challenge our assumptions and reframe how we move forward.  Listed below are some questions I discussed with friends today at a conference in Arizona.  Take a few minutes and consider your responses to