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Homes Empowered

“The single most important social influence on the religious and spiritual lives of adolescents is their parents.” (Vern L. Bengtson, Religion and Faith, 2013)




 

Synergise church, home and school strategies so that all have the same vision and purpose.
Partner with and support families – help them build strong marriages and quality family relationship’s by not overscheduling foo many church programs.
Equip and resource families for every Milestone or life stage of their children,
Demonstrate family faith practices and traditions and provide at home resources.
Resource and equip parents to become authentic disciples of Jesus.

For more homes empowered tips for Families, Pastors and Church Communities print or download our FaithShaper guide to Homes Empowered booklet click here or on the image below. To print or download the shaping faith at home 7 essentials handout click here or on the image below. Print or download the Homes Empowered poster click here or on the image below.

  

Shaping Faith at Home

As you plan to give your children the 7 essential experiences they need for life-long faith, have a look at the following checklist as a starting point. Tick off how many practices you do. Put a start beside those that you are going to try. Don’t be afraid to adapt this list to fit your family and situation. Click here or on the image above to print or download.   

 

The Faith Shaper Guide to Christmas

The crazy season is coming. The season of stress, of overfilled malls, and maxed out credit cards. We have written this guide to help you be intentional creating space this Christmas season for the things that matter most. 

To view or download our Faith Shaper Guide to Christmas click on the image above or click here

Faith @ Home – The Daily 5 Essential Relational Moments

Building Authentic relationships with your kids takes intentionality. We have listed our daily five essential relational moments to help you connect with your kids daily, in a consistent and intentional manner. We have also included some ideas, so you have a place to start from. View, print or download here or on the image to the right. 



Table Talk

Table Talk has been written to help your family talk naturally at the table about spiritual things and to give you quality time connecting with each other. Studies have shown that families that regularly share together around a family meal, grow together and pass on values. There are four different types of discussion starters, so that you can choose cards that fit with the monthly GraceLink Faith themes.

If you want to order a Table Talk tin contact us.


Daily Bites

K.I.D. Footprints for kids has been contextualised for family. Formatted into three booklets: Come to Jesus, Dig Deeper and Share Jesus, Daily Bites is resources designed to equip parents and carers to grow spiritually strong children.

If you would like to order Daily Bites contact us. 


Footprints for Parents & Mentors

This set of Bible studies have been designed for you as disciple makers, before you use the first set of Daily Bites family worship Bible studies ‘Come to Jesus’ . Please take the time to study this guide and answer the questions surrounding each topic, for your own personal spiritual journey and also to help you as you disciple your children. 

If you would like to order Footprints for Parents & Mentors please contact us


Let's Talk About A to Z...

Have you ever stopped to think about how much time you spend in the car with your kids? Between school, running errands and all the little stops along the way, time in the car takes a serious chunk of your family’s day.With life getting busier and busier we want to share a way that you can turn the often mundane car time into meaningful building authentic relationships time.

The aim of this simple DIY travel game is to get you and your kids talking about what really matters. Click here to dowlnload Let's Talk About A to Z to get your entire car discovering, talking, reading and engaging with each other (instead of looking at your iPhone).


5 Ways to say 'I Love You' and 10 things i love about you

We believe that we were created by a loving God, so it is only natural that children need to feel loved in order to best develop and succeed. But if you and your child speak different love languages, your display of love might get lost in translation.

In order to help you communicate “I Love You” effectively with your child we have we developed this simple activity, based on Gary Chapman’s 5 love languages, as a way to empower your home through building authentic relationships. Download this resource by clicking the image below.    


10 things I Love about you

We believe that we were created by a loving God, so it is only natural that children need to feel loved in order to best develop and succeed. The power of words is an unbelievable thing. They cultivate a range of emotions. Words can inspire, encourage, devastate, uplift, tear down and ultimately change the direction of a child or spouse’s day, week, and in some rare instances, their life. 

Be purposely intentional by taking just ten minutes each day to make a profound difference for one you love by communicating ‘I love you’. Download this resource by clicking the image below. 



Prayer Journal & Calendar

We believe that prayer is such an essential part of spiritual development in our children. This is why we are pleased to announce that the Prayer Journal and Calendar is printed and ready to go. This is a fantastic resource for kids aged 4-12. Use it as a way to start a conversation with your kids about prayer. Discuss requests, share answers to prayer and help them discover what prayer means to them as they develop lifelong faith. Contact us to order.


SPD Family Week of Prayer Screen Free Challenge Booklet

Put together by the South Pacific Division in partnership with screen-free week. Includes, research, 101 ideas, certificates, screen activity logs and much more to help you and your family succeed in the Screen-free challenge. Click here or on the image below to download. 

Click here to read more about screen free initiatives, research. 


StoryBag

StoryBag is a resource developed to provide families with hands on practical ways to share the messages of God with their children ages 2-6 years. If you would like to purchase or know more about StoryBag titles as they become available click here


Rucksack Safari  

This monthly Bible-based activity, art and craft subscription is filled with ways to make the Bible a fun and exciting journey for your kids. Aimed at kids ages 6-10 years this creative home resource is delivered to your doorstep every month. To find out more or purchase a subscription click here. Grab a rucksack, a passport and let the adventure begin.