Cultivating Family Faith family playing together.

Cultivating Family Faith

Questions without answers. Cultivating family faith … I remember when I heard about the Hemorrhaging Faith report and discovered that only one in three Canadian young adults who attended church weekly as a child still do so today. Half of the young adults who no longer attend church have also stopped identifying themselves with the […]

Family Faith Formation

Families, not churches, must take the lead in the faith formation of children. Our theology is disjointed and needs to be reoriented. The primary responsibility for children’s spiritual health and growth rests with parents – not teachers, pastors, counsellors, kids min volunteers, or spiritual directors. Theological confusion concerning who is responsible for children’s faith development […]

Faith Formation in the Home

Hands down, the family circle is the best conductor for faith formation! Viewing family life through the lenses of context, content and conviction, here’s why the home is the ultimate environment for nurturing belief and devotion: Context Christian family life revolves around eating, sleeping, conversing, working, resting, celebrating, recreation, spiritual observances (e.g. prayer, Bible reading), […]

Awakening parents to family discipleship. Picture of grandfather up.

Awakening Parents to Family Discipleship

The Canadian Children’s Ministry Report 2021 identified that like it or not, the pandemic exposed a tragic reality; “even good Christian homes struggled to build spiritual formation into the daily rhythms of life.” The apathy or unwillingness of parents to disciple their children shouldn’t be ignored. Parents need to be the driving force in the […]