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Family Faith Formation Resources by Topic

In the following topical links you’ll find creative resources and practices to use both in community and at home. These ideas can be seamlessly woven into existing church programs and into family life.

Ideas for sharing these resources with families:

  • Link to them from your church website.
  • Post a “Tool of the Week” in your bulletin or online.
  • Purchase items for your church library.
  • Set up a Family Faith Formation display and lend families the tools they’d like to use.
  • Purchase items in bulk and make them available for families to purchase at a discount or by donation.
  • Develop a faith formation plan in which your church blesses families with particular tools as part of a milestone celebration (for example, a God Loves Me book and/or the Home Grown Handbook for Christian Parenting as a baptism gift, a copy of Parenting in the Pew when a child enters preschool, a set of God’s Big Story cards or The Jesus Storybook Bible when a child begins school).
  • Provide families with a “Welcome to God’s Family” basket of resources when they have their first child.
  • Also helpful: the post Creating Burning Bushes: Supporting Faith at Home contains five guidelines to keep in mind when equipping parents for faith formation.