God always intended that our formation in the Christian faith would be at the heart of family life. As they enter the promised land, Moses tells the families of Israel to ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength’ (Deuteronomy 6:5) and to keep these commands on their hearts, to ‘impress them on their children. Talk about them when they sit at home and when they walk along the road, when they lie down and get up’ (Deuteronomy 6:6–8).
God’s vision sees families sharing faith – and Jesus meeting us – through life’s everyday activities. We show love by sharing not only joys, but also struggles and disappointments, and by bringing all these things to Jesus in prayer.
As leaders in family ministry, the team at Grow Ministries is always asking: ‘How can we support parents in this journey?’ For some, family faith conversations haven’t been a part of their own story.
To support congregations in their partnership with parents and families, Grow Ministries has created a new resource that will help parents to nurture the faith of their children. It’s called Woven Together, with the aim that it will encourage families to make faith conversations and practices part of their everyday life without it being too arduous.
Woven Together draws us into God’s big narrative by beginning at Genesis and continuing through to Revelation in one year. In it, we see how God’s story of love and redemption is woven through the lives of the people in the Bible, and we hear how his story is also woven through our lives, in our families.
It is designed to be simple. A simple story to read. A prayer to say. A blessing to give. A rhythm to develop within the lives of those you love.
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