Faith Stepping Stones is a child and parent education that goes from cradle to high school graduation. There are eight steps along the way as we encourage and equip parents to be the primary faith mentors to their kids.
1) Raising a Healthy Baby (Parents of infants)
2) Raising a Healthy Preschooler (Parents of toddlers/preschoolers)
3) Entering School (Kindergarten families)
4) My Bible (2nd & 3rd grade families)
5) Livin’ Forgiven (5th grade families)
6) Surviving Adolescence (6th grade families)
7) Confirmation (8th grade families)
8) Graduation (Senior high school families)
Sticky Faith is one additional Stepping Stone for families of all ages. This stone talks about practical ways to build faith into your family everyday and how to prepare your kids to take their faith with them even when they go out into the world on their own.
Stone classes meet Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:15pm in the church library. For more information about any of these stones or to find out dates when specific classes meet contact Tracy at 209-957-8750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Going through the stones introduces parents and their children to the Faith 5:
One: Share highs and lows – Name something good and something bad you experienced today.
Two: Read a verse or passage from your Bible – Choose a verse covered in Worship, Sunday school, small groups, a devotion, etc. and read it aloud together.
Three: Talk about how the verse or passage relates to your highs and lows. Unpack the verse a bit. What does it mean in your own words?
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.
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.
Going through the stones and participating in the Faith 5 every night in the home will help parents and kids build stronger relationship with each other and with God.