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Vision Cast (Short) (2)(2)

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Vision Cast (Short) (2)(2)

  1. 1. FAMILY MINISTRY "Building Faith @ Home" “ 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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