On the Life of Faith website, the vision page Our vision – Life of Faith Initiative has as one of its points: “All of us—from children to adults—will be able comfortably and confidently to speak and live the faith in our daily lives.” This is something in which the Christian Education Network firmly believes. However, much of what is written about living a life of faith, though excellent, focuses mainly on ministry with adults.
To help fill this gap, we have curated resources that are aimed directly at supporting children and youth in living a life of faith, primarily by developing strong faith practices. While faith formation staff and volunteers can use these methods in congregational ministry, it is also important to teach parents along with their children and teenagers how to use these practices at home. We have divided the resources into those most suited for congregational ministry and home ministry, but you’ll find that the ideas can easily be modified to be used in either setting.
In November, we will have additional resources that deal with intergenerational ministry. We encourage you to pick one resource off our list and try it out this fall. See what happens and then go from there!