Growing in the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ is transformational. It may be a long time since we have intentionally reflected on this and pondered our heart for God. When all the distractions and activities are removed, there is time to wonder, read, pray, reflect, repent and be renewed through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Lifelong Christian faith is encouraged through family/household nurture and generational connections. There are so many ways that we can foster generational connections (letters, prayer partners, phone calls, gifts, social media, stories, sharing tools/puzzles/photos) and putting faith into practice in our homes/households (prayer, journaling, reading scripture, acts of kindness, faith stories/testimony, honesty, and forgiveness). These foundations of lifelong faith formation are relational and real. They continue beyond Church programs, meetings and activities. We are welcomed, we are loved, we can learn and grow as we share the joy of living in and through our faith Jesus Christ.
For more information about lifelong faith see https://here2stay.org.au/ or https://www.lifelongfaith.com/practices.html
Practices – Lifelong Faith This website is service of Lifelong Faith Associates – committed to helping congregations develop lifelong faith formation for all ages and generations, increasing the capacity of leaders and communities to nurture faith growth. www.lifelongfaith.com
Here2Stay | Faith formation for the generations
Here2Stay is dependent on the leading of the Holy Spirit. It is the Spirit who disturbs thinking, prompts action, provides creativity, brings conviction and develops unity. Here2Stay creates spaces and fuels conversations where the Spirit of God can bring transformation within individuals, families, churches and communities.
Anthea Maynard, Presbytery Minister – Leadership