Worshipping Together as a Family
“Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that’s in you love him with all you’ve got! Write these commandments that I’ve given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children.” Deuteronomy 6:5-9
Prepare for Worship in advance with your family.
ASK: What do you see? What do you hear? What is God saying? What do you want to say to Him?
You are the model. Be authetically you. (Primary Faith Trainer)
Communicate what is appropriate and what isn’t.
Participate – Participate and help kids participate in every aspect of worship (praying, singing, offering, listening).
Be known. Help your kids learn who the leaders are. Introduce them to the pastor.
Use your Bible. Teach and model using your Bible as scripture is read.
Take Notes: Notes are good! Help your child learn to take notes – pictures are notes. Allow for creativity – what do you see/hear today.
Make it REAL. Talk about what you learned over lunch after the service.
Laugh/Smile/God is in a good mood! Kids are kids — grace abounds. Teaching your child may take a while.
“Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” Psalm 100:2
If the morning seems to be a disaster – take advantage of a time to praise God when all isn’t well. Instead of reprimanding unhappy teens – take time that day to find out what is really going on.
After worship talk about what we saw God doing what we heard God saying and who God highlighted to us. Laugh together about funny things that happened. As Parents you can create the environment of joy and gladness in the hearts of your child.
Family worship points the family in the RIGHT direction.
Turn Your family TOWARDS Jesus.