The COVID-19 outbreak is unfolding with sweeping changes literally changing the world as we know it. Who would have thought that churches would close indefinitely and that Sabbath worship is now back in the home.
Does the church have anything to fear… will people drift away? No I believe the opposite will occur as parents step back into their primary Biblical role pausing on the faith. The last few verses of Malachi 4 talks about the heart of the fathers being turned to their children and vice versa… this is the Elijah message for our time… what better time for that to happen than now.
Faith starts at home. The home is the most significant faith transmitter and discipleship centre on the planet and recent research says that the home is the most important factor in faith transmission right through the teenage years and on into young adulthood.
The home is the most significant faith transmitter and discipleship centre on the planet. The home factor repeatedly shows up in the research when it comes to growing children of faith. Incarnation (home faith) trumps proclamation (Church faith) every time. The best thing churches can do is prioritise families everywhere and equip homes to adopt the following six driving faith at home principles
Six driving principles to prioritise spirituality of children and families everywhere…
If these six are in play then the church will be able to put the icing on the cake which is all it is ever able to do.