*YES this is how Jesus would look doing Faith at Home! You are not alone.
We are here for YOU!
The ELCA Faith Formation Team is Here to Help!
Lutheran Pastor Heather Roth Johnson and her team are creating a faith at home YouTube channel entitled “Faith Finder Fun!” It’s a free resource for your families!
Prayers for Faithful Families Everyday Prayers for Everyday Life - byTraci Smith. It equips busy parents with simple prayers, written in ordinary language, for a wide variety of occasions. From everyday moments like mealtime and bedtime to milestones such as the first day of school, the death of a pet, or welcoming a new baby, this book is a resource for creating meaningful faith connections throughout the highs and lows of family life.
Candlewalk: An Interactive Evening Prayer Practice for Families - A scripted 30 min relaxing, book/creation-based practice for families.
Prayers for Anxious Times Coloring Pages - FREE from Illustrated Ministry comes prayers and three sheets for coloring. Great for all ages!
Helping Parents Nurture Faith - a short article about how to move towards household faith formation supported by congregations.
Family Faith Formation Toolkit - from the Reformed Church, This FREE toolkit will help you develop a vision for family faith formation in your congregation and equip parents and caregivers with family faith practices and resources.
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries is offering weekly FREE faith formation videos that include: songs, God sightings and a challenge.
Baby Time - It's never too early to reach out to a family and help them "do" faith formation in the home. Here is a great tool for connecting and planting the seed of faith life in the home as connected with a church.
Spiritual Practices - Being a faith-filled family isn't only about reading the Bible together, it also includes spiritual practices and the Christian Reformed Church has done the work for you!
Faithful Families at Home: 15 Easy Family-Friendly Prayers and Activities (Downloadable PDF) - From Chalice Press and author Traci Smith - Download 15 easy prayers, practices, and activities to share with your children!
NovusWay Lutheran Summer Camps Evening “cabin time.”
New Cabin Times go live at 4pm everyday at the Facebook feed for Lutheridge, Lutherock, Lutheranch and Luther Springs.
Lutheridge - https://www.facebook.com/Lutheridge/
Lutherock - https://www.facebook.com/lutherock/
Luther Springs - https://www.facebook.com/CampLutherSprings/
Lutheranch - https://www.facebook.com/lutheranch/
Abide for Young Adults - small groups online!
TheoEd: Leading thinkers in the church and the academy giving the talk of their lives in 20 minutes or less. Discussion Guides included.
ELCA Worship in the Home Resource - A Service of the Word following the lectionary.
Worship and Liturgy - from the Institute of Youth Ministry out of Princeton Theological Seminary comes TONS of resources.
We are thrilled to share with you a Mini Mess - a do at home Messy Church for you to share with your families.
Vibrant Faith @Home - hundreds of activities for families with children, families with adolescents, young adults, adults and couples, and activities just for kids.
The activities are short (usually only 5-10 minutes). They are in PDF files with a simple formatting to make it easy to use and download. You can provide these to people in variety of ways through age group programming, family or intergenerational programming, on a website, in an e-newsletter, on social media, etc. You have permission to use these activities in print or digital formats.
Wonder Stories from Lutherhill Camp -Join Pastor Jen Kindsvatter for a delightful series of Wonder Stories recorded at various places at Lutherhill in La Grange. Be sure to check out the Wonder Questions in the comments of each video! (see example below)
Wrestling with Wonder
Wondering What's Next