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FAMILY MINISTRY "Building Faith @ Home" “ Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.  These com...
THE PROBLEM <ul><li>Families are struggling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50%  of marriages end in divorce.  - Gallup Poll, 2007 <...
OUR PLAN Re-establish the home as the  primary place  where  faith is nurtured.   As a church, we have only a limited time...
Mother 81%    Father 61%    Pastor 57%    Grandparent 30%  Sunday School 26%  Youth Group 24% Church Camp 20% Retreats 11%...
From age 4-18 a child on average spends: <ul><li>15,600 hours……at school </li></ul><ul><li>15,288 hours……watching TV </li>...
WHY BUILD FAITH @ HOME? It’s a Biblical Mandate! “ Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.  These comm...
MAIN POINTS <ul><li>Religious life in the home is more influential than the church. </li></ul><ul><li>Mom and Dad are  2-3...
OUR MISSION Building Faith @ Home VISION Trinity families are placing  Christ  at the center of their lives. GOAL 40%  of ...
HOW? <ul><li>Equip Parents (head) </li></ul><ul><li>Build Community (heart) </li></ul>
STAGES GOD MARRIAGE FAMILY
FAITH DEVELOPMENT PLAN ●  Preparing for    Adolescence by    Dobson ●  Eyes Wide Open by    Murk ● Addicted to God by    B...
●  Preparing for    Adolescence by    Dobson ●  Eyes Wide Open by    Murk ● Addicted to God by    Burns ●  The Busy    Fam...
EASY NEXT STEPS Faith skills Parenting skills electives Spiritual gifts and following God Family worship Serve together Ha...
 
Sep Building Faith @ Home Oct Blessing Your Child Nov Reading the Bible Together Dec Family Prayer Jan Family Devotions Fe...
 
 
 
Spiritual Growth of Children helps parents guide the faith formation of children ages birth through twelve years old. Just...
for older children Spiritual Mentoring of Teens guides parents through the sometimes awkward process of coaching the faith...
 
 
 
BUILD COMMUNITY SMALL GROUPS PARENTS COMMUNITY WEEKEND SERVICES
STRATEGIC PLAN <ul><li>Starting Point </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices  </li></ul><ul><li>Needs </li></ul>4 week  Family S...
SUMMARY <ul><li>Spiritual life in the home is almost non-existent. </li></ul><ul><li>Mom and Dad have the greatest influen...
KEY BENEFITS <ul><li>Spiritual Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Discipleship </li></ul>
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  • Personal Commitment In Development (draft)
  • Families are struggling Quality of family life influences every other part of our life. It’s the window where children get their first glimpse of God. Yet, 50% of…. Rely on the Church Drop off mentality Spiritual Life Parents feel ill-equipped 90% of teens drop out by college. 1/3 never returns hypocracy
  • A study was conducted by the Search Institute to help determine what factors influenced teens in their faith. The most significant religious influence for Christian teens today is: Over the past 40 years, we’ve seen the best programs for children and youth ever created in the history of the Church. No matter how good a church program is, if children don’t see godly living modeled and hear issues of values and faith discussed in the home, any faith they gain at church probably will not stick when they grow older.
  • As a church, we have only a limited time each week to influence kids in their faith. Parents, on the other hand, have the home field advantage. Equipping parents for their God-given role in the home is essential.
  • Parents have the greatest influence spiritually but they also have the lifetime commitment and responsibility. The church has an ongoing partnership, but that can only be accomplished and flourish if parents are fulfilling their role at home. Deuteronomy Joshua 24:16 “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Proverbs 22:6 “Train a child in the way they should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” What would your kids say you love most?? Would they say you love God first and foremost? Wrestling: imprints/impressions on our children Worship (sometimes the church fragments the family) Showing/expressing my love for God like I do for Ryan and the kids (Prayer)
  • While no church is perfect, the level of excellence in church ministries today is astounding. The church has never been more intentional. But the home is really struggling. There’s a role the church must play in instilling faith in the next generation but there is also a role only the home can play. Our focus shouldn’t be on what is or isn’t happening at the church – but on what desperately needs to happen in the home.
  • Holmen 18-38%
  • What defines successful parenting? As good as or better than other parents around you? Your child makes a positive contribution in the world? Child at age 30 Deuteronomy 6 Mandate: Love God and love others. Filter for making decisions on what we do, where we go, etc. Parents want to know how to build faith. Here are 3 things we’re doing..
  • Many parents today are searching for help. They surf the Internet, watch Oprah and Dr. Phil and buy every self-help book that promises to keep their families together for another day. Many parents want to spend time with their kids. They have good intentions about talking to their kids on a deeper level. They want to share their faith. The problem is, they don’t know how. This is a list of basic faith skills every family should be equipped to practice in their homes. This year, we will focus on the following 3.
  • As parents play the primary role in the spiritual development of their children, the church becomes a vital partner. At each stage of life, we partner with parents through classes, communities, resources, counseling, and special events that encourage and complement what parents are doing at home.
  • Many parents today are searching for help. They surf the Internet, watch Oprah and Dr. Phil and buy every self-help book that promises to keep their families together for another day. Many parents want to spend time with their kids. They have good intentions about talking to their kids on a deeper level. They want to share their faith. The problem is, they don’t know how. This is a list of basic faith skills every family should be equipped to practice in their homes. This year, we will focus on the following 3.
  • 5 minutes that inspires, motivates and equips. Child dedications, which are sometimes performed as a ritual with very little lasting impact, can become a very powerful initial equipping tool. During the dedication: The vision for Faith at Home is presented and parents embrace the responsibility to develop the faith of their children. The church becomes a lifelong partner in this process by providing training and resources. Parents are given the 1st faith building resource to teach their child about Jesus and will receive another for each stage of the child’s life. The goal should be to implement and collect these resources while raising the child so that when he/she has a child, he/she can have all the resources needed to pass on the faith to the 3rd generation. This becomes a powerful first step in establishing the parents as the most important faith influencers, the home as the primary place where faith is nurtured and the Church as a lifelong partner. As a child grows, a new age-appropriate faith skill will be introduced through a parents training event that inspires, motivates and equips parents to do these faith skills in the home.
  • Starting Point Evaluation This Year: soft launch, trying things, learning
  • Imagine what would happen if every family attended a training event each year from the birth of their child until that child reached age 18. Even if you took a cynical view and claimed that over the course of 14 years and 14 training events a family only actively engages in 3 faith skills, at least they are doing 3 more than they were before! A family serving others together for Christ will be changed. A family praying together will be changed. A family reading the Bible together will be changed. In the long run, we’ll see transformed families.
  • Spiritual Growth: Many Christian parents today are not living out what they are professing. Building faith at home equips parents to live out their faith in a way that it is “caught” not just “taught”. Parents learn &amp; grow spiritually while they are developing faith in their children . Outreach: Family ministry appeals to the unchurched. A church that works personally with its people, touching individuals where they live and helping them to live more fulfilled lives, is a church that creates strong bonds that are not easily broken . As a church reaches out to strengthen its families, it itself is strengthened. Discipleship: This is not just another program. It’s an intentional way to target several generations in “Discovering Christ, Developing Faith and Deploying Love.” It’s not the next new thing. It is a strategic way to reach a far greater percentage of our parents and families in this disciplemaking process. As parents builds into their children, they are instilling faith in the next generation and future generations. God designed the home as the primary place for spiritual formation. A strong family is where “the Word” becomes “flesh and blood” in the context of real relationships. Our perception of God is heavily influenced by the relationship we have with our parents – for good or bad. The church needs to keep fulfilling its role with excellence but the time has come for us to call the family to fulfill its role and help them do so in an intentional manner. We must Build Faith @ Home .
  • Transcript of "Vision Cast (Short) (2)(2)"

    1. 1. FAMILY MINISTRY &quot;Building Faith @ Home&quot; “ Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. These commandments are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children . Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” -Deuteronomy 6:6-9
    2. 2. THE PROBLEM <ul><li>Families are struggling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50% of marriages end in divorce. - Gallup Poll, 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parents rely on the church </li></ul><ul><ul><li>85% of parents believe it is their primary responsibility for the moral and spiritual development of their children. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>68% of them abdicate that to their church. – Barna Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spiritual life in the home is almost non-existent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less than 10% of churched families read the Bible, pray (other than meal times) or participate in an act of service together as a family. – Barna Institute </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. OUR PLAN Re-establish the home as the primary place where faith is nurtured. As a church, we have only a limited time each week to influence kids in their faith. Parents, have the home field advantage. Equipping parents for their God-given role in the home is essential!
    4. 4. Mother 81% Father 61% Pastor 57% Grandparent 30% Sunday School 26% Youth Group 24% Church Camp 20% Retreats 11% Significant Religious Influences Survey (Early Childhood Education Study, Search Institute) WHY BUILD FAITH @ HOME? MOM & DAD have 2-3x’s more influence!
    5. 5. From age 4-18 a child on average spends: <ul><li>15,600 hours……at school </li></ul><ul><li>15,288 hours……watching TV </li></ul><ul><li>74,232 hours……with their family (not sleeping) </li></ul><ul><li>832 hours……….at Church (1 hr/week) </li></ul>-Mickie O’Donnell, Executive Director for Children’s Ministries of America WHY BUILD FAITH @ HOME? MOM & DAD have the greatest advantage!
    6. 6. WHY BUILD FAITH @ HOME? It’s a Biblical Mandate! “ Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. These commandments are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children . Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” -Deuteronomy 6:6-9
    7. 7. MAIN POINTS <ul><li>Religious life in the home is more influential than the church. </li></ul><ul><li>Mom and Dad are 2-3x’s more influential than any church program </li></ul><ul><li>YET faith talk, devotions, Bible reading, prayer and service are not happening in the home. </li></ul><ul><li>Faith at home is Biblically mandated and what God intended. </li></ul>
    8. 8. OUR MISSION Building Faith @ Home VISION Trinity families are placing Christ at the center of their lives. GOAL 40% of Trinity families are building Faith @ Home.
    9. 9. HOW? <ul><li>Equip Parents (head) </li></ul><ul><li>Build Community (heart) </li></ul>
    10. 10. STAGES GOD MARRIAGE FAMILY
    11. 11. FAITH DEVELOPMENT PLAN ● Preparing for Adolescence by Dobson ● Eyes Wide Open by Murk ● Addicted to God by Burns ● The Busy Families Guide to Serving ● Your Money by Moore ● iEXPLORE CD ● Next Gen Praise ● The Adventure Bible ● God Answers Prayer by Dobson ● Faith Begins @ Home by Holmen ● Blessing Your Children by Hayford RESOURCES ● Honesty ● Humility ● Self-control ● Right decisions ● Daily devotions ● Purity ● Giving ● Serving ● Baptism ● Salvation ● Sharing Christ ● Inviting friends ● Bible reading ● Daily prayer ● Obedience ● Sharing ● Helping ● Thankfulness TO DO ● The Trinity ● Sin & Salvation ● Eternity ● Worldview ● The Bible ● Spiritual warfare ● Giving ● Serving ● My church ● God's Character ● Grace ● Evangelism ● The Bible ● Prayer ● Loving God ● God's love ● God's creation ● Family TO KNOW High School Middle School Grades 4-5 Grades 2-3 K-1 Pre-K Toddlers   FOR PARENTS
    12. 12. ● Preparing for Adolescence by Dobson ● Eyes Wide Open by Murk ● Addicted to God by Burns ● The Busy Families Guide to Serving ● Your Money by Moore ● iEXPLORE CD ● Next Gen Praise ● The Adventure Bible ● God Answers Prayer by Dobson ● Faith Begins @ Home by Holmen ● Blessing Your Children by Hayford RESOURCES ● Honesty ● Humility ● Self-control ● Right decisions ● Daily devotions ● Purity ● Giving ● Serving ● Baptism ● Salvation ● Sharing Christ ● Inviting friends ● Bible reading ● Daily prayer ● Obedience ● Sharing ● Helping ● Thankfulness TO DO ● The Trinity ● Sin & Salvation ● Eternity ● Worldview ● The Bible ● Spiritual warfare ● Giving ● Serving ● My church ● God's character ● Grace ● Evangelism ● The Bible ● Prayer ● Loving God ● God's love ● God's creation ● Family TO KNOW High School Middle School Grades 4-5 Grades 2-3 K-1 Pre-K Toddlers   FOR PARENTS Care Ministry, Lay Counselors, Celebrate Recovery, 1-800-A-FAMILY, www.TroubledWith.com SUPPORT Children's, Students, MOPS, etc. MINISTRIES Christmas Journey, Food Drop, Kids Sports Leagues, Hearts for Lansing, Bingham Family Nights, etc. OUTREACH Parents Community (mid-sized) & Family Small Groups (meeting in homes) ● The Teen Years ● The Truth Project ● Middle Years ● Bringing Up Boys ● Bringing Up Girls ● Growing Kids ● Single Parenting ● Faith @ Home ● Parents Community ● Family Groups ● Love & Respect ● Childwise GROUPS & CLASSES ● Dating & sex ● Spiritual gifts ● Computer boundaries ● Faith mentoring ● Money & Me ● Serving ● My church ● Worship ● My Bible ● Devotions ● Prayer ● Faith @ Home ● Blessing TRAINING High School Middle School Grades 4-5 Grades 2-3 K-1 Pre-K Toddlers   TRINITY'S PARTNERSHIP w/ PARENTS
    13. 13. EASY NEXT STEPS Faith skills Parenting skills electives Spiritual gifts and following God Family worship Serve together Have family devotions Go to church together Read the Bible together Pray together Commit to building Faith @ Home Growing Kids God’s Way Middle Years Teen Years Bringing Up Boys/Girls Single Parenting The Truth Project
    14. 15. Sep Building Faith @ Home Oct Blessing Your Child Nov Reading the Bible Together Dec Family Prayer Jan Family Devotions Feb Serving Together Mar Leading Your Child to Christ Apr Family Nights May Family Series WEEKEND SERVICES 5 min family moments
    15. 19. Spiritual Growth of Children helps parents guide the faith formation of children ages birth through twelve years old. Just Add Family Kit provides a full year of fun recipe card ideas for nurturing faith at bedtime, mealtime, holidays and family nights. Dinner Table Devotions enables parents to capture a few minutes at mealtime to open faith discussion with their children. for younger children
    16. 20. for older children Spiritual Mentoring of Teens guides parents through the sometimes awkward process of coaching the faith of an older child. Passport to Purity Kit makes it easy for parents to prepare their child for the changes and challenges of puberty and the temptations on the path to adulthood.
    17. 24. BUILD COMMUNITY SMALL GROUPS PARENTS COMMUNITY WEEKEND SERVICES
    18. 25. STRATEGIC PLAN <ul><li>Starting Point </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Needs </li></ul>4 week Family Series (May) <ul><li>Team </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Families living it out </li></ul><ul><li>What’s working </li></ul><ul><li>Church-wide </li></ul>LAUNCH RESEARCH BUILD EVALUATE DEVELOP Year One 2009/2010 Year Two 2010/2011
    19. 26. SUMMARY <ul><li>Spiritual life in the home is almost non-existent. </li></ul><ul><li>Mom and Dad have the greatest influence! </li></ul><ul><li>Our mission is to build Faith @ Home with 40% of Trinity families putting Christ at the center of their lives. </li></ul><ul><li>We will equip parents & build community to Build Faith @ Home. </li></ul>
    20. 27. KEY BENEFITS <ul><li>Spiritual Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Discipleship </li></ul>
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