Family Ministry: Something Is Better than Nothing

Parents are important in their child's faith development. This Family Ministry Conversation helps you encourage them in their role!
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Hi everyone, I’m Michelle Anthony. Welcome to Family Ministry Conversations. Today our topic is Something Is Better Than Nothing.

In God’s grand design for passing on the Christian faith, He gave parents a truly important role, didn’t He? Parents are primary in God’s plan. There’s no one more important or influential for a child’s faith. For some parents this role is exciting and intuitive, but for others it may seem overwhelming.

David C Cook wants to encourage parents in this role. Let’s help our parents start with something small and then see what God does with it. Parents can do this!

The addition of one or two small intentional faith moments each day between parents and children can open the door for God to move in their homes.

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Two Easy Ideas

When it comes to passing on faith to the next generation, something is better than nothing. The addition of one or two small intentional faith moments each day—or even each week—with parents and their children can open the door to great faith conversations and the opportunity for God to move in their homes.

Consider helping your parents use one or both of these ideas before suppertime or bedtime:

  • Read verses from the Bible. Maybe pick a favorite book of the Bible like Mark or Ephesians, or just select a few favorite verses.
  • Pray with their child or bless them and lead them in some way.

Parents may compare themselves with other parents, which can be discouraging. So instead encourage your parents to begin with a small step that feels natural and intuitive for them in their home.

This will have significance for their own unique family design. And we believe that God will honor this. In fact, we know He will. Starting with something small is better than nothing at all!

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Ready to help parents create an environment for spiritual growth?

Get ready to help families with their most important task, in our guide from Ministry Spark: 7 Ways to Encourage Today’s Parents as Spiritual Influencers at Home.
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Ready to help parents create an environment for spiritual growth?

Get ready to help families with their most important task, in our guide from Ministry Spark: 7 Ways to Encourage Today’s Parents as Spiritual Influencers at Home.
Free Guide
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Ready to help parents create an environment for spiritual growth?

Get ready to help families with their most important task, in our guide from Ministry Spark: 7 Ways to Encourage Today’s Parents as Spiritual Influencers at Home.
Free Guide
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  Updated on February 10, 2022

About the Author

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  • Dr. Michelle Anthony is the Pastor of Children and Parents at New Life Church. She is the author of Spiritual Parenting, The Big God Story, Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family, and 7 Family Ministry Essentials. Michelle has over 25 years of church ministry and leadership experience in children’s and family ministries and graduate degrees in Christian Education, Bible and Theology from Talbot School of Theology and Southern Seminary. In her free time, Michelle enjoys being with her family, reading a good book, and being at the beach while drinking a strong cup of coffee.

  • Your Ministry Spark Team is made of ministry volunteers, leaders, and experts who work with David C Cook. We’re passionate about helping others know, love, and follow Jesus. And, we have a big heart for those who serve the kingdom—that’s you. Together, we can do this!

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