Creating a Family Mission Statement and Covenant

Family Mission StatementDo you have a Family Mission Statement?  Most families have never considered a mission statement – but mission statements help focus our time, energy, and resources on our most important goals.  A mission statement can help families pass on the faith as they live out life together.  Watch this video and click the PDF below for resources on writing your own family mission statement and covenant.

Writing a Family Mission Statment and Covenant   (Click this link for a PDF designed to get you started)

Family Ideas for Showing Thanks (Thanksgiving 11-21-2012)

Family Ideas for Showing Thanks at Thanksgiving

As we celebrate Thanksgiving it is a great time to recall all the things God has provided for us and to Thank Him.  Plan some things to do this Thanksgiving to share what you are thankful for.  Have some fun with your kids as you come up with ideas for showing thankfulness.  Share your ideas with us at http://www.familiesinfaith.org

Web Links for Further Training and Resources

Thanksgiving ideas for Families
from Building Faith

The 5 Kernels of Corn
From Happy Home Fairy

Family Book of Thanks
From Tip Junkie

Thanksgiving Journal Prompts for Kids
From Journal Buddies

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Created by Dr. Joel Dietrich

Minister to Families and Children
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
8304 Old Keene Mill Rd  –  Springfield, VA  22152
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Jesse Tree

A wonderful Advent Tradition for families is the Jesse Tree.  This count down to Christmas project looks at Jesus throughout the Old Testament.  Families will learn about how the entire Bible points to Jesus as well as create ornaments to represent each day.  These daily ornaments can be placed on your Christmas Tree or a speical Jesse Tree.
Here are some Links to get you started…

http://simplemom.net/jesse-tree/

http://www.aholyexperience.com/2010/11/free-jesse-tree-advent-devotional-book/

http://www.jesse-tree.com/jesse_tree.html

http://www.jesse-trees.com/index.html

http://christianity.about.com/od/christmas/qt/jessetreeadvent.htm

http://www.crosswalk.com/special-coverage/christmas-and-advent/from-adam-to-jesus-the-jesse-tree-tradition-11641703.html

http://www.etsy.com/shop/inspiredtraditions

http://suite101.com/article/ideas-for-a-jesse-tree-advent-calendar-a82510

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=The+Jesse+Tree

http://rocksinmydryer.typepad.com/shannon/2008/11/jesse-tree.html

prayers for my children - video

Praying for Your Children (email 11-08-2012)

Daily Prayer Ideas for Parents

One important job for parents is to lift their children up to the Lord in prayer.  Here are some prayer ideas broken into the 7 days of the week.  You can download a PDF of these prayer ideas here.

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Families in Faith is a Free email resource.  We will send an email every week offering tips, suggestions, training, and encouragement to parents as they work to pass the faith on to their children. Please share this email with others.  You can also encourage others to sign up for Families in Faith online by having them text the word “families” to 22828 or go to www.familiesinfaith.org 

Created by Dr. Joel Dietrich

Minister to Families and Children
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
8304 Old Keene Mill Rd  –  Springfield, VA  22152
©2012, all rights reserved

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Praise – Family Time Training (email 11-1-2012)

Praise God in Tough Situations

Here is November’s Family Time Training Event.  Family Time is a ministry of home devotions for families that creatively combine fun object lessons with Christian Teaching.  This month’s free lesson (designed to get you comfortable and interested in Family Time) is called “Praise” and focuses on Paul’s reaction to being imprisoned.  Paul praised God – and others came to know Jesus as a result.

Praise

Family Time training logo

Down load the Script for “Praise” by clicking the link below or going to www.famtime.com.
PDF – Praise – Family Time Training Event – Script

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Families in Faith is a Free email resource.  We will send an email every week offering tips, suggestions, training, and encouragement to parents as they work to pass the faith on to their children. Please share this email with others.  You can also encourage others to sign up for Families in Faith online by having them text the word “families” to 22828 or go to www.familiesinfaith.org 

Created by Dr. Joel Dietrich

Minister to Families and Children
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
8304 Old Keene Mill Rd  –  Springfield, VA  22152
©2012, all rights reserved

Leave a Comment…Share Your Thoughts

Get the app!

Link to the Families in Faith apps