As a church we believe that faith at home is an essential ingredient in helping children and young people to grow up as followers of Jesus. To this end we work to support churches in reaching out to families and helping to integrate what we learn in church with what happens at home. For instance our Jigsaw Sunday School curriculum has take home sheets for children and parents to learn together.
Our Diocesan Development Officer, Andrew Brannigan, is experienced in delivering training in family faith and outreach and can support your parish through:
Family devotional Development
‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on 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 6:5-7
Many Christian families struggle to teach the Christian faith at home in the context of all the other demands on their time and energy. The ‘Family Time’ devotional resource is intended to help families learn prayers, life lessons and faith at home with simple, easy-to-use and fun activities and talks. It is intended as a gift resource for families and so parishes are provided with free copies that can be given away for free.
For more information on how to use the Family Time resource please visit the Family Faith website at this link.
Training for your parish for family ministry
Advice for and involvement in family events
Resources for making contact with local families