Home is the most powerful place faith formation happens, and family relationships (however you define them) are the most influential relationships in forming faith.
Individuals might spend one to three hours at various congregational events (worship, education time, choir, etc.), but they will probably spend several times that at home.
A congregation’s responsibility, at least in part, is to provide individuals and families the training and resources they need to promote Christian faith formation at home.
Faith formation at home and as a family has always been a priority for us here at Spirit & Truth Publishing, but the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the need for resources to continue structured faith formation time when we cannot meet face to face. This led us to create two new curriculum products and reminded us of the importance of one of our traditional home resources.
Cross+Gen Ministry Products
Family faith formation that includes parents and children is by default intergenerational. But intergenerational (or cross+generational) ministry can take place in a more formal setting at church, too! Here are four additional products for that.
- Living the Word: Cross+Gen Education (RCL)– For leading interactive, intergenerational learning experiences in a classroom setting. Follows the Revised Common Lectionary.
- Living the Word: Cross+Gen Education (NL)– For leading interactive, intergenerational learning experiences in a classroom setting. Follows the Narrative Lectionary.
- Living the Word: Cross+Gen Worship (NL)– For creating interactive, intergenerational worship experiences. Follows the Narrative Lectionary.
- Chosen Together– A personalized approach to transform your confirmation program into an inclusive, flexible, relationship-building experience.