We encourage all parents to practice the Faith Five at home!
What is the FAITH 5 ? This is a simple faith practice built into the core of our children and Youth Ministry. We want you to teach your child the faith at your home every day. The FAITH 5 connects church to home, faith to life, and parents to kids in a powerful way.
The Five Steps of the FAITH 5 are:
Step One: Share highs and lows. Name something good and bad you experienced today. Can’t think of a personal one? Check out the headlines from the news and teach empathy and compassion for the broader world. This is a great way to learn about what is going on with your child.
Step Two: Read a story from your Bible together or a Christian devotional book.
Step Three: Talk about the story, how it relates to your highs and lows. Unpack the Bible reading a bit. What does it mean in your own words? How might it relate to where you are today in your highs and lows? Read the verses a few times and think about them.
Step Four: Pray for one another’s highs and lows, for your family, and for the world. Simply talk to God, thank Jesus for the good, and ask the Holy Spirit for guidance in specific problems.
Step Five: Bless one another. Trace the sign of the cross on one another’s forehead or palm as a reminder that you belong to God and to one another.
Share, Read, Talk, Pray, Bless