Workshops for Parents
Faith At Home
Why Should We, and How Do We?
The 2018 Whole Life Inventory, a survey of over 10,000 Christian respondents in Singapore conducted by Focus on the Family, found that:
1. Only 15% of Christian families read the Bible together at least once a week; and
2. Only 28% of Christian families worshipped or prayed together at least once a week.
In other words, out of every 10 Christian households, less than 2 have regular family devotion times, and less than 3 pray together (including mealtime prayers). When we consider that a child's worldview is largely set in place by the time they are 9 years old, these are alarming statistics indeed. Increasingly, we are seeing a large number of second- and third-generation Christian youth and young adults who fall away from the faith, because they lack a strong spiritual foundation that can only be built at home, and from young - through intentional parent-child discipling and positive role-modeling.
In a world that values academic excellence and material success over spiritual growth, why should parents pay attention to their children's spiritual health and maturity? What does the Bible say the role of parents is? And how can parents be effective disciple-makers in their own home?
This 1.5 hour workshop aims to answer the questions of why faith at home is so critical, and how, with practice and lots of heart, any parent can fulfil the mandate of Proverbs 22:6 - “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:
Understand the Biblical role of parents in bringing up their children;
Understand the unique parent-church partnership in a child's spiritual formation;
Understand and apply the basic principles of leading a family devotion time; and
Write a simple family devotional lesson plan that can be used and shared.