Day to Day
Parents and guardians get overwhelmed in the day-to-day responsibility of guiding a child's faith formation.
Faith formation happens over an entire lifetime, and it is not something that should be done alone.
Little changes and ways to integrate faith in your day to day lives. Make intentional interactions in the car, at mealtimes, before bed, or through virtual connections.
When in doubt, just engage in "God Sightings." Simply ask...
Where did you see God today?
Helpful Quick Ideas
Write a scripture each week somewhere in your home where your family will see it.
Read a good Bible Story. (See our Children's Books and Bible suggestions.)
Use Google Images to find Bible-related printouts for crosswords, dot-to-dots, coloring, and other activities or lessons. (Pinterest Ideas)
Sing "Jesus Loves Me" or say the "The Lord's Prayer."
Faith by Faith Inkubators
is a simple, easy-to-implement faith practice, perfect for incorporating into your bedtime routine for five to fifteen minutes a night. When done over time, the FAITH5™ carries the power to enrich communication, deepen understanding, aid sleep, and promote mental, physical and spiritual health.
Ultimate Collection of Family Faith Formation Resources
If you were going to fill a gift basket with the ultimate collection of family faith formation resources for churches, which titles would you include?
Flame: Creative Children's Ministry
This blog is full of projects, activities, and other in home ways to encounter faith as a family.
This blog is also full of projects, activities, and faithful ways to be in the home.
At GodVenture we're passionate about helping families find new fun ways to explore the Bible together.
God's Big Story Cards by Faith Alive
Melissa & Doug Family Dinner Box of Questions - Faith Edition
Loyola Press Three Minute Daily Retreat (Parents)
3-Minute Retreats invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage.
d365 (Daily Devotions)
Our primary goal then, and since, has been to provide inspirational and relevant reflections on scripture for young people. Passport is a student ministry organization focused on creating meaningful experiences and resources for students.
Devotions in the HomeFaith @ Home Lectionary
A resource for keeping discipleship practices and Christian education going in the home during the week.
At Home with God: Family Devotions for the School Year by Marilyn Brown Oden, Anne Broyles, Sue Downing, Paul Escamilla & Elizabeth Lynd Escamilla
Belonging and Becoming: Creating a Thriving Family Culture by Mark and Lisa Scandrette
Homegrown Faith & Justice: Faith-Forming Activities, Conversations, Rituals, and Resources for Families with Children
The Most Beautiful Images from the Bible: Sharing the Stories with Children by Katia Mrowiec (Author), Frédéric Pillot (Illustrator)
Seamless Faith by Traci Smith
The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids by Kara Powell
Peanut Butter and Jelly Prayers by Julie B. Sevig
Praying In Color by Sybil McBeth or Praying in Color (Kids' Edition) by Sybil McBeth
Together We Pray: A Prayer Book for Families by J Wigger
Everyday Family Faith by Sandy Swartzentruber
ONLINE ARTICLES and WEBSITES
"Practicing Families is an on-line ministry that seeks to support families in their efforts to follow the way of Jesus."
"KeepConnected.info offers free quizzes, discussion starters, family activities, and other ideas to help families explore and strengthen their relationships and help children and teens grow up responsibly."
"InCultureParent is an online magazine for parents raising little global citizens. Centered around culture, tradition and language, we feature articles on parenting around the world and raising multicultural and multilingual (also bicultural and bilingual) children. We also spotlight different global holidays together with craft ideas for kids and recipes. We review good books for kids that have a multicultural theme or feature different cultures."
This page was last updated by OU 7/21