Faith at home

Journeying together in faith through the Lectionary as a household.

Children reading bible

What’s it all about ...

My passion is to enable Christian parents to reclaim exploring their faith together as a family/ household.

Deuteronomy 6 says:

“Impress [the scriptures] 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...Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. “

In previous generations, the family household would dictate what was discussed in the church family each Sunday morning. These days we wait until the Sunday service to hear what we should be learning.

I want to bring church back into the hands of the family, with each parent teaching their children regardless of age. It’s an opportunity for everyone to read and learn about the bible together, discussing answers and talking and praying about struggles, challenges, fun and enjoyment. I pray that families will draw closer to a God who is with them and for them anywhere and anytime, making faith and a belief in our Lord Jesus Christ a natural thing.

Each week there will be a passage to read, some suggested questions (although you may have your own) and a prayer. For those with the time, there is also an activity and a household weekly challenge.

You could perhaps use the resources at the dinner table, after eating together or even during dinner. One way could be to read the passage before you dish up and have a conversation about it throughout the meal. However, it is up to you how you do this and how much of it you do.

Hopefully, at the end of the week (if your church follows the Church of England's set readings), what you hear in church on Sunday morning will enhance what you have done at home, your children will already know the bible reading and will be able to share about it in their group.

Have fun and enjoy it and do get in touch with any questions or just let me know how it's going!

If you have been using these Faith at Home pages, we are really keen to know how it's going. Please get in touch with Emma and give her some feedback (good or bad - she'd really like to hear it!).  Thanks!