Do 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)
Click the Link Below for a printable PDF of these Prayers
The internet if FULL of great sites to help people of all ages grow in their faith. There are also many great apps, for those of you who use your phones more than your computer. Here’s a starter list. What sites, apps, or other resources have you found helpful for growing in faith?
Concordia Seminary free resources (via iTunes) – www.iTunes.csl.edu
Bible Gateway online Bible – www.biblegateway.com
YouVersion online Bible (also available as an app) – www.youversion.com
WGTS 91.9 radio station – www.wgts.org
Truth for Life – www.truthforlife.org
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries – www.rzim.org
Answers in Genesis – www.answersingenesis.org
Proverbs 31 Ministries (aimed at women) – www.proverbs31.org
As use of technology grows among children and teenagers, the rates of cyber bullying increase as well. Here are some websites with helpful information for parents and kids about cyber bullying. What resources have you found helpful in this area?
Cyber Bullying Research Center – www.cyberbullying.us
Stopy Bullying (US Department of Health & Human Services) – www.stopbullying.gov
National Crime Prevention Council – www.ncpc.org/cyberbullying
Prevent Cyber Bullying & Internet Harassment – www.cyberbully411.org
There are many ways we can use technology as a tool to help those in need within our families and our communities. Here is a starter list, focusing specifically on northern Virginia. What are some ways you have utilized technology to help those in need?
Scheduling meals (called Helping Hands Ministry at Prince of Peace) – www.takethemameal.com
Ecumenical Communities Helping Others (ECHO) – www.echo-inc.org
NOVACO (helping homeless victims of domestic abuse) – www.novaco.org
Volunteer Fairfax – www.volunteerfairfax.org
This category of resources deals with temptation (especially in regard to technology), and how we deal with sin in our families and releationships. What are some resources that you have found helpful?
XXX Church – www.xxxchurch.com
Ambassadors of Reconciliation – www.hisaor.org
Net Nanny internet filter – www.netnanny.com
We’re compiling a list of helpful sites for families in a variety of categories. Here is what we have come up with so far for general family websites. Which sites would you add? Which sites have you found helpful for passing on the faith at home?
Sticky Faith – www.stickyfaith.org
Family Life – www.familylife.org
Focus on the Family – www.focusonthefamily.org
Common Sense Media – www.commonsensemedia.com
Center for Parent-Youth Understanding – www.cpyu.org
The Digital Kids Initiative – www.digitalkidsinitiative.com