THE FAITH@HOME FOCUSED CHURCH Pastor Mark A. Holmen Author, Building Faith At Home & Take It Home
A Paradigm Shift Is Happening! “ If you’re not doing family ministry you’re not doing youth ministry.” Tom Schultz   Group...
A Paradigm Shift Is Happening! “ As the family goes so goes the future of the church.  Religious life in the home is more ...
“ Most teenagers and their parents may not realize it, but a lot of research in the sociology of religion suggests that th...
“ The church’s role is to be equippers of families.  What we ought to do is let the kids drop their parents off at church,...
Indicators Of A  Faith @ Home Problem <ul><li>Declining Engageme nt </li></ul><ul><li>Drop-Off Mentality </li></ul><ul><li...
One of the greatest existing challenges for the church is to determine how we can equip the home to be the primary place w...
Nursery Ministry Children’s Ministry Youth Ministry Adult Ministries Senior’s Ministry Family Ministry Family  Ministry Tw...
Nursery Ministry Children’s Ministry Youth Ministry Adult Ministries Senior’s Ministry Two  Approaches Faith @ Home
Nursery Ministry Faith @ Home Focused… <ul><li>Establish the partnership early. </li></ul><ul><li>Dedication/infant baptis...
Children’s Ministry Faith @ Home Focused… <ul><li>Take It Home Events </li></ul><ul><li>One Sunday Per Year </li></ul><ul>...
Youth Ministry Faith @ Home Focused… <ul><li>Both/And/And </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faith @ Home focused youth ministry AND </...
Adult Ministries Faith @ Home Focused… <ul><li>Men’s, Women’s, Singles  Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Faith @ Home Focused Wo...
Senior’s Ministries Faith @ Home Focused… <ul><li>Take It Home Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How To Be A Meddling Grandpare...
Answering The Most Commonly Asked Question <ul><li>Can one event a year really make a difference? </li></ul>
Keys To Becoming A Faith At Home Focused Church <ul><li>Recognize The Critical Role Of The Sr. Pastor </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Keys To Becoming A Faith At Home Focused Church <ul><li>Language Matters </li></ul><ul><li>Faith@Home Must Be An Integrate...
Introducing people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. You and Jesus Christ You and Faith At Home You and the Chu...
Keys To Becoming A Faith At Home Focused Church <ul><li>“ Where Your Treasure Is…” Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Establish ...
Faith@Home Brochure Faithathome.com Homepointemodel.com
Keys To Becoming A Faith At Home Focused Church 7.  Long-Term Commitment
Traps To Avoid <ul><li>Evolution Not Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>All Or Nothing </li></ul><ul><li>What We Are Currently D...
What’s In It For Us? <ul><li>Unity </li></ul><ul><li>A Stronger Mission, Vision and Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Multigenera...
THE FAITH@HOME FOCUSED CHURCH Pastor Mark A. Holmen Author, Building Faith At Home & Take It Home
What’s Next? <ul><li>Personal Evaluation & Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faith Begins At Home  Books </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
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Focus on the Family Canada and The Leadership Centre Willow Creek Canada will present a one-day conference in six locations across the country, featuring pastor and author Mark Holmen and other special guests. This one-day training conference for pastors and leaders offers a revolutionary yet simple methodology for becoming a faith at home focused church.

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Faith@Home Canada

  1. 1. THE FAITH@HOME FOCUSED CHURCH Pastor Mark A. Holmen Author, Building Faith At Home & Take It Home
  2. 2. A Paradigm Shift Is Happening! “ If you’re not doing family ministry you’re not doing youth ministry.” Tom Schultz Group Publishing
  3. 3. A Paradigm Shift Is Happening! “ As the family goes so goes the future of the church. Religious life in the home is more influential than the church. Dr. Peter Benson Search Institute
  4. 4. “ Most teenagers and their parents may not realize it, but a lot of research in the sociology of religion suggests that the most important social influence in shaping young people’s religious lives is the religious life modeled and taught to them by their parents.” Christian Smith, Soul Searching
  5. 5. “ The church’s role is to be equippers of families. What we ought to do is let the kids drop their parents off at church, train the parents and send them back into their mission field, their home, to grow Christians.” Dr. Roland Martinson, Luther Seminary
  6. 6. Indicators Of A Faith @ Home Problem <ul><li>Declining Engageme nt </li></ul><ul><li>Drop-Off Mentality </li></ul><ul><li>Loss Of Standing </li></ul><ul><li>Ill-Equipped Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Competition Is Winning The Time War </li></ul>
  7. 7. One of the greatest existing challenges for the church is to determine how we can equip the home to be the primary place where faith is nurtured through our existing ministry structures.
  8. 8. Nursery Ministry Children’s Ministry Youth Ministry Adult Ministries Senior’s Ministry Family Ministry Family Ministry Two Approaches
  9. 9. Nursery Ministry Children’s Ministry Youth Ministry Adult Ministries Senior’s Ministry Two Approaches Faith @ Home
  10. 10. Nursery Ministry Faith @ Home Focused… <ul><li>Establish the partnership early. </li></ul><ul><li>Dedication/infant baptism. </li></ul><ul><li>One year birthday or anniversary of dedication or infant baptism. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Children’s Ministry Faith @ Home Focused… <ul><li>Take It Home Events </li></ul><ul><li>One Sunday Per Year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Youth Ministry Faith @ Home Focused… <ul><li>Both/And/And </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faith @ Home focused youth ministry AND </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent engagement opportunities AND </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support of faith @ home focus in Children’s ministry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DKSS Example </li></ul>
  13. 13. Adult Ministries Faith @ Home Focused… <ul><li>Men’s, Women’s, Singles Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Faith @ Home Focused Worship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take It Homework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Friendly Services </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Senior’s Ministries Faith @ Home Focused… <ul><li>Take It Home Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How To Be A Meddling Grandparent </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Answering The Most Commonly Asked Question <ul><li>Can one event a year really make a difference? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Keys To Becoming A Faith At Home Focused Church <ul><li>Recognize The Critical Role Of The Sr. Pastor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are we accomplishing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do we care? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are we afraid to face a difficult reality? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faith@Home will make us better individuals, spouses, parents and pastors! </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Keys To Becoming A Faith At Home Focused Church <ul><li>Language Matters </li></ul><ul><li>Faith@Home Must Be An Integrated Part Of The Strategy Of The Church. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Introducing people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. You and Jesus Christ You and Faith At Home You and the Church You Making A Difference
  19. 19. Keys To Becoming A Faith At Home Focused Church <ul><li>“ Where Your Treasure Is…” Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a Leader or Leadership Team </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a Launch Point & Dream Big! </li></ul>
  20. 20. Faith@Home Brochure Faithathome.com Homepointemodel.com
  21. 21. Keys To Becoming A Faith At Home Focused Church 7. Long-Term Commitment
  22. 22. Traps To Avoid <ul><li>Evolution Not Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>All Or Nothing </li></ul><ul><li>What We Are Currently Doing Is Ineffective </li></ul><ul><li>Do It With Excellence vs. Good Enough </li></ul><ul><li>You Have To Be A Large Church To Do This. </li></ul>
  23. 23. What’s In It For Us? <ul><li>Unity </li></ul><ul><li>A Stronger Mission, Vision and Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Multigenerational Impact </li></ul>
  24. 24. THE FAITH@HOME FOCUSED CHURCH Pastor Mark A. Holmen Author, Building Faith At Home & Take It Home
  25. 25. What’s Next? <ul><li>Personal Evaluation & Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faith Begins At Home Books </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your Ministry Area Evaluation & Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take It Home </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your Church Evaluation & Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building Faith At Home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faith@Home Survey </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faith@Home Coaching </li></ul>

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