Who has influenced your life in faith? Deut 6,5-7: “Hear, O Israel: …Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.” Martin Luther: parents are “apostles, bishops, and priests to their children, for it is they who make them acquainted with the gospel.”
Who has influenced your life in faith? ”Unges erfaringer med tro” – NLA 2013 Both parents are vital Faith formation is not just about knowledge and values, but also skills and practices Children and teenagers from a ”christian” home have a broader network of christians, pray & read more in the Bible attend more regularly Sunday services, take more responsibility in the congregation more active living out the faith as an adult.
5 principles for passing on faith Faith is formed by the power of the Holy Spirit through personal trusted relationships – often in our own homes. The church is a living partnership between the ministry of the congregation and ministry of the home. Where Christ is present in faith, the home is church, too Faith is caught more than it is taught. If we want Christian children and youth, we need Christian adults.
How do we get the parents more involved? How do we reach out to the parents? How does the congregation bless the families? How do we make the support practical for their every day life? vs.
4 keys for practicing faith Caring conversations Omsorgfulle samtaler Devotions – Andaktsliv Service / Tjeneste Rituals and traditions Ritualer og tradisjoner