There are four steps that consistently promote a healthy faith in children and teens. 

1. RECAPTURE YOUR HEART FOR GOD.

Passing down your faith starts with your relationship with God.   Are you saying yes to God and no to culture?  Are you living out God’s vision for your life? Are you slowing down to enjoy time with family?

2. IMPLEMENT ONE NEW FAITH ACTIVITY EACH YEAR.

Consistently participating in faith activities as a family is vital in the spiritual development of children.  

3.  Be the CHURCH AS A FAMILY.

Be the good in your family, your church, and your community.

4. IMPART FAITH TO OTHERS AS A FAMILY.

Sharing your faith with others as a whole family is one of the best things your family can do together. 

1. RECAPTURE YOUR HEART FOR GOD.

God already has a vision for what our lives should be. Jesus lived it, and it was written down for us to follow.   The life that God has in mind for you and your family is a life that is rooted in a simple relationship with Him.  

Our life is meant to have a regular walk with God, and for it to be a journey with Him that we enjoy.  Do you have a relationship with God that you enjoy?  What will it take for you to return to the simple vision God has for your life?

Many families are so consumed with their children having every opportunity that many kids are missing the time to relax and experience a closeness with their parents.  Children today need more unscheduled time and undivided attention. Children need parents who make the time to connect. Limit distractions. Slow down. Ask questions. Listen. Spend time connecting as a family and you may find some wonderful opportunities to share and build faith with one another. 

2. IMPLEMENT ONE NEW FAITH ACTIVITY EACH YEAR.

God commands families in Deut. 6:7-9 to invite Him into everyday life.  This can feel a little overwhelming and can with the chaos of everyday life.  The Blueprint offers a wide variety of faith activities that are developmentally appropriate from infancy through 12th grade. The chapters that follow will walk you through each age group.

3.  GET YOUR FAMILY INVOLVED IN CHURCH.

Be the good. Regardless of age, gender, or experience, everyone should be involved in the body of Christ. Everyone has something they can do to contribute to the greater good. Talk about ways to serve within your family, church and community. Pray that God will provide the opportunities and that He will open your eyes to the opportunities to serve and love one another. 

4. IMPART FAITH TO OTHERS AS A FAMILY.

Families have more potential than any other group to make disciples. 

How can families be supportive to the youth?  Show an interest in children, teens, and college students who are acquainted with your family. Ask them about their lives. If they play sports, attend one of their games. Find out what interests them and think of a way to encourage them. Invite them out to lunch with your family. classes, sports, and other things they get excited about.  Invite them out to lunch with your family. Call or text them to offer encouragement as you get to know them better.  Be there for them, no matter what without expecting much.  Become a stable force in their lives and you will find that as a family you will have a unique opportunity to impart faith to them.