Parents and grandparents have the biggest influence on the faith of young children, followed by church leaders, Christian friends and children’s work leaders. In order to see children and young people growing in faith, we need to enable Christian families to nurture their children’s spirituality and faith. Although many parents and family members acknowledge it is their role to teach their children about the Christian faith, many feel ill equipped to do so.
While many churches report they encourage parents to pray at home with their children and share bible stories, intentional activities such as helping parents understand the importance of nurturing faith at home, parenting courses or suggesting resources are less common. In suggesting that families need to be intentional about engaging with faith at home, we need to be intentional to support them.
The workshop will explore:
What sharing faith in our culture today looks like?
Parenting in Faith
Role of generations
Response and role of churches
God in the everyday
Intentionally nurturing Faith
Practical hands on activities and ideas for delivering sharing faith sessions in your church
Where will these labs run?
This Lab will run in 3 locations across the Diocese. They are:
Holy Trinity Church, Dawley, Telford, TF4 3TD / Tuesday 12th June 2018
St. Matthew's Church, Willenhall, Wolverhampton WV1 2DN / Saturday 16th June 2018
St. Andrew's Church, Westlands, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 3RE / Wednesday 20th June 2018
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