Faith Inkubators Seasonals + About
“ Every age has gifts we need and every age has needs we gift.
- Faith Inkubators Advent for 2012
- Faith Inkubators Lent for 2012
- Faith Inkubators Stewardship for 2011
About Faith Inkubators Seasonals
Keep these words that I’m commanding you today in your heart. Recite 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.”
- Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Faith Inkubators Seasonals help churches do exactly that: provide the generations (parents, grandparents, children, extended family, and every age walking through your door) with the means to “keep these words.”
Jesus called “these words” the most important commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.” Mark 12:30
Restoring parents as primary faith teachers, mentors, and role models for their children with the church as reinforcement—not replacement—of the parents' duties.
“Every night in every home” through support and nurture at least once “every week in every congregation.”
Does the word “family” mean Mum, Dad, and their children?
With our goal to support and nurture parents in their role as faith models, the nuclear family is key, but in the context of the church, we’re talking “God’s Family.”
At baptism, everyone in the congregation is welcoming a precious gift. We say, “Welcome to God’s family!” because it’s who we are and it’s what we are.
Faith Inkubators Seasonals are an opportunity for all of us to take care of our precious gifts, whether young or old.
An excerpt from the book Welcome to the Family! by Rev. Rich Melheim highlights a great reason to make great efforts to bring the family together:
“Parents are still by far the most important influence children will ever know. They will learn from you. They will be molded by you. And they will grow up to become more like you than you will ever know. (They may become more like you than you would ever like them to be!) If you’ve been looking for a reason to start your life over in a more purposeful, positive, loving, and trusting direction, this is the best reason you will ever find. And now is the time to begin...”
Now read it again and replace the word parent with every adult in the congregation and life with Christian Education Program.
Sunday school just not what it used to be?
If your congregation truly is looking for a reason to start over again with a more purposeful, positive, loving, and trusting direction for Christian Education, the best reason ever is to support parents in their vital role as faith mentors. Faith Inkubators Seasonal resources surround children and families with surrogate, extended families and invite a variety of ages into a shared, nurtured, and learning environment.
What resources are available?
Stewardship, Advent, and Lent are three theme sets available. Use this great material to involve and include the entire congregation in building relationships while providing opportunities for learning and worship together for three to six weeks at a time.
Care to take things further? Bible Song is our suggested resource to involve all the ages at other times during the year.
If you have any questions about the Faith Inkubators Australia system, please contact Faith Inkubators Australia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.