Dear Grow Christians community,
Are your children engaged in Christian formation right now? I ask because mine are not—at least not from their churches. Solid content is offered weekly and even comes with thoughtful, personal invitations from their children and youth ministers. My kids just aren’t interested any more and by Sunday morning, the last thing I want to do was fight with them about it.
The pandemic has highlighted what I’ve known for years: faith formation happens at home not exclusively during a 45-minute period on Sunday morning.
We’ve returned to daily (ahem, semi-daily) practices like gratitude journaling, nightly meditations during Advent, participating in the Good Book Club during Epiphany, and we’ll take on spiritual disciplines during Lent.
Knowing that we are not alone, Miriam McKenney and I will sit down with Sarah Bentley Allred on Thursday afternoon to talk about the whys and hows of faith formation at home. Specifically, we’ll share ideas on how adults might incorporate saints and holy days into daily life to teach children about our faith.
Our conversation is hosted by the Virginia Theological Seminary’s department of Lifelong Learning, and is one of many webinars they’ve offered during the pandemic. If you haven’t participated in one yet, they offer a voluntary three-tier fee option to attend. You choose the price point that best fits your financial situation (starting with paying absolutely nothing) and then sign up to attend.
Even if you can’t join us at 3:00 EST on Thursday, I encourage you to register anyway so you’ll receive the follow-up email that includes the recording of our conversations and resources we share.
If you have any questions you’d like Miriam and I to answer or topics you’re interested in us addressing, please share them in the comments on this post. I look forward to seeing you on Thursday!
Register for the Using Saints and Holy Days to Teach the Faith at Home webinar HERE.