Want your children to have faith? Search Institute of Minneapolis found four faith practices that are important to successfully nurture faith in children.1.Faith talk with mom 2.Faith talk with dad 3.Family prayer or devotions 4.Family service projects
Did you notice what is not on that list? Sunday School. Confirmation. Vacation Bible School.Â Bible camp.Â All theÂ things we tend toÂ leave to professional church folks. Yes, these things are important--but they aren't the main thing...they are extras.Â What we are teaching (intentionally or unintentionally) is the real deal.Â
Deuteronomy 6: 4-7.Â Hear, OÂ Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 5You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. 7Recite 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.