Do We Have To?1
I remember family devotions from my childhood. They happened about once a week (which was how often we actually sat down for dinner as a family). I remember the picture Bible we used to read from. And I remember my response every time my dad told us it was time for family devotions...
"Do we have to?"
I called my dad several years ago to apologize.
At Hopevale, we place a high value on partnering with parents as they raise their children to hear about and know Jesus. It goes way beyond picture Bibles and family devotions. That's why I am so excited about the new FX initiative we are launching in our Children's Ministry. Our goal is to provide shared "Family Experiences" (FX) for parents and kids, creative environments where they can experience Jesus together. We want to equip parents for spiritual conversations with their kids, whether in the car, before bed, or maybe even at the dinner table. Parents are the primary spiritual influence in the lives of their kids, and Hopevale wants to help.
Our first big opportunity to provide a shared family experience will be our Summer FX Family Camp, coming up June 24-27. I cannot wait!
For the Great Lakes Bay Region,
Paul Miller, Executive Pastor