Families and Faith

Small Christian communities or neighborhood cell groups have been proven effective in supporting and nurturing the faith of families.

Families and Faith

Author: Leif Kehrwald

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

ISBN: 9781585955725

Page: 170

View: 852

When the church of the home and the church of the parish work together, lasting faith formation is the result. Families and Faith: A Vision and Practice for Parish Leaders offers readers a wealth of ideas and strategies for helping families grow in faith. It focuses on practical steps for connecting faith and life, family faith and spirituality, families and Christian practice, and families and serving others. Excellent for catechetical leaders, youth ministers, and coordinators for whole community catechesis.

Families and Faith

... that the Mormon faith with its strong support of marriage and families would ... While Marjorie and Karl's conversion to the Mormon faith ultimately did ...

Families and Faith

Author: Vern L. Bengtson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190675152

Page: 288

View: 745

Winner of the Distinguished Book Award from American Sociology Association Sociology of Religion Section Winner of the Richard Kalish Best Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of America Few things are more likely to cause heartache to devout parents than seeing their child leave the faith. And it seems, from media portrayals, that this is happening more and more frequently. But is religious change between generations common? How does religion get passed down from one generation to the next? How do some families succeed in passing on their faith while others do not? Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations seeks to answer these questions and many more. For almost four decades, Vern Bengtson and his colleagues have been conducting the largest-ever study of religion and family across generations. Through war and social upheaval, depression and technological revolution, they have followed more than 350 families composed of more than 3,500 individuals whose lives span more than a century--the oldest was born in 1881, the youngest in 1988--to find out how religion is, or is not, passed down from one generation to the next. What they found may come as a surprise: despite enormous changes in American society, a child is actually more likely to remain within the fold than leave it, and even the nonreligious are more likely to follow their parents' example than to rebel. And while outside forces do play a role, the crucial factor in whether a child keeps the faith is the presence of a strong fatherly bond. Mixing unprecedented data with gripping interviews and sharp analysis, Families and Faith offers a fascinating exploration of what allows a family to pass on its most deeply-held tradition--its faith.

Strengths in Diverse Families of Faith

... families 61–64, 64–75 American Evangelical Christian families, faith among 77–88 American Families of Faith project 3–5, 11, 12, 13, 58, 104,148, 154; ...

Strengths in Diverse Families of Faith

Author: David C. Dollahite

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000024156

Page: 164

View: 784

This book explores how religious families draw on their spiritual beliefs, religious practices, and faith communities to help them strengthen their marital relationships and their parenting. Using in-depth interviews from eight religious groups – Asian American Christian; Black Christian; Catholic and Orthodox Christian; Evangelical Christian; Jewish; Latter-day Saint; Mainline Protestant; and Muslim – the book uses the interviewees’ own words to show how their religion impacts their lives and influences their relationships. The book also includes an introductory chapter which describes the study and the sample; a conceptual chapter which places the empirical chapters in theoretical context in sociological study of religious families; and a concluding chapter which describes how the editors and authors developed respect and admiration for religious cultures other than their own. Drawing on such a diverse group of religions in America, this book will be of interest to those studying individual religious groups, as well as wider ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Marriage and Family Review.

Families with Faith

How can Christian parents create families that nurture faith in Jesus? This book aims to put God at the centre of family life. It is suitable for parents, counsellors and church leaders.

Families with Faith

Author: Richard Patterson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781844272471

Page: 208

View: 737

How can Christian parents create families that nurture faith in Jesus? This book aims to put God at the centre of family life. It is suitable for parents, counsellors and church leaders.

Families of Faith

He approaches world religions as families of faith: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam Hinduism and Buddhism Confucianism and Taoism He provides authoritative information and helpful perspectives on the world religions, showing how we can ...

Families of Faith

Author: Paul Varo Martinson

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9780800632229

Page: 258

View: 162

The major world religions once seemed far away, but now are in our neighborhoods. How can Christians understand them? How can we respond in a way that is faithful to Christianity while being respectful of the other religions? Martinson writes from his experience as a missionary and as a teacher of world religions. He approaches world religions as families of faith: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam Hinduism and Buddhism Confucianism and Taoism He provides authoritative information and helpful perspectives on the world religions, showing how we can best engage in dialogue with their followers. Questions for discussion are included.

Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families

Drawn from Diana R. Garland's extensive interviews with 110 families, this book includes stories from ordinary families whose lives together both reveal and rely on extraordinary faith.

Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families

Author: Diana R. Garland

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787962579

Page: 288

View: 825

When families are faced with crises and challenges— unemployment, the untimely death of a family member, natural disasters and chronic illnesses— those who seem to weather the crisis best are often those who have an active spiritual dimension to their lives together. And in times of joy and celebration families with strong spiritual lives rejoice in deeper and more wondrous ways. But what exactly is it that characterizes faith and spirituality in family life? Identifying resilience, strength, and faith in the stories of all kinds of families, Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families motivates readers to think about how faith shapes their own family lives. Drawn from Diana R. Garland's extensive interviews with 110 families, this book includes stories from ordinary families whose lives together both reveal and rely on extraordinary faith.

Faith of Our Families

As Everton enter their 140th year, Faith of Our Families tells the story of the club through the voices of the people who made the institution one of the most revered in world football.

Faith of Our Families

Author: James Corbett

Publisher: Decoubertin Books

ISBN: 9781909245747

Page: 550

View: 826

It is known as The School of Science, a pioneering institution from the game's inception as a professional sport through to the advent of the Premier League. It is known too as The People's Club, an institution that in football's globalised and money strewn era has managed to retain a distinct local identity and whose fans see themselves as a distinct tribe. It is a club where legends of the game bestrode the hallowed turf of its world famous stadium, Goodison Park: from Fred Geary and Jack Taylor to Dixie Dean and Tommy Lawton; Alex Young, Alan Ball and Howard Kendall to Neville Southall, Graeme Sharp and modern icons, like Tim Cahill. It is Everton Football Club: unmistakable, unique, unforgettable. Yet the inner life of Everton Football Club is veiled in mystique. Only a select few partake in the sensitive discussions of running a club or the casual banter of the training ground or dressing room. While there is a shared experience in the stadium, altered perceptions of a club's highs and lows live on in the hearts and minds of all the protagonists: players, managers, supporters and other witnesses to the team's fortunes. As Everton enter their 140th year, Faith of Our Families tells the story of the club through the voices of the people who made the institution one of the most revered in world football. Assiduously curated by award-winning author, James Corbett, and told in the words of the people who made it great, Faith of Our Families offers a front row seat to the highs and lows of the club. Featuring more than 200 original interviews with the club's players, managers, fans and administrators, Faith of Our Families offers an unparalleled and unprecedented insight into the club's story.

Faith Families Friends 150 Years of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and Montegut Louisiana

The focus of the book is the history of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Parish and Sacred Heart Church in Montegut, Louisiana.

Faith  Families   Friends  150 Years of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and Montegut Louisiana

Author: Laura A. Browning

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483459276

Page:

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The focus of the book is the history of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Parish and Sacred Heart Church in Montegut, Louisiana. The book follows the church-parish boundaries, including the term of each priest, and with the creation of each new parish out of Sacred Heart, St. Ann (1908), St. Joseph (1948), and St. Charles Borromeo (1971), the focus continues with the Priests of Sacred Heart. However, the book could not reflect Sacred Heart without writing about Montegut, Bourg, Little Caillou, and Pointe aux Chenes. The church has given us important roots, binding us as a church and community family, sticking us to this small place, Montegut. Sacred Heart Parish predates Sacred Heart Church by over thirty years. Pere Menard blessed the first dedicated chapel built on Dugas property at St. John the Baptist in le Terrebonne in November 1859. Sacred Heart of Jesus Church marks its founding as the creation of the parish by the Diocese of New Orleans in November 9, 1864.

Rock Solid Families

Written after twenty years of ministry, research, personal experience, avid listening, and the keen observation of rock-solid families and "not--so" rock-solid families, this book offers hope for parents who lack confidence in providing ...

Rock Solid Families

Author: Janell Rardon

Publisher: Living Ink Books

ISBN: 9780899570365

Page: 225

View: 784

Rock-Solid Families is a spiritual training manual that summarizes twelve principles that spiritually strong families have in common

Strengths in Diverse Families of Faith

This book explores how religious families draw on their spiritual beliefs, religious practices, and faith communities to help them strengthen their marital relationships and their parenting.

Strengths in Diverse Families of Faith

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781032084138

Page: 164

View: 703

This book explores how religious families draw on their spiritual beliefs, religious practices, and faith communities to help them strengthen their marital relationships and their parenting. Using in-depth interviews from eight religious groups - Asian American Christian; Black Christian; Catholic and Orthodox Christian; Evangelical Christian; Jewish; Latter-day Saint; Mainline Protestant; and Muslim - the book uses the interviewees' own words to show how their religion impacts their lives and influences their relationships. The book also includes an introductory chapter which describes the study and the sample; a conceptual chapter which places the empirical chapters in theoretical context in sociological study of religious families; and a concluding chapter which describes how the editors and authors developed respect and admiration for religious cultures other than their own. Drawing on such a diverse group of religions in America, this book will be of interest to those studying individual religious groups, as well as wider ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Marriage and Family Review.

Family Practices in South Asian Muslim Families

This book fills that gap, exploring family practices – values, roles, relationships, support systems and daily routines – among South Asian Muslim families in Britain.

Family Practices in South Asian Muslim Families

Author: H. Becher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230583393

Page: 226

View: 200

Despite the growing multi-faith and multi-ethnic nature of Britain, there is insufficient knowledge about diversity in family practices across ethno-religious groups. This book fills that gap, exploring family practices – values, roles, relationships, support systems and daily routines – among South Asian Muslim families in Britain.

Faith Conversations for Families Homelight Large Print 16pt

It's good for communication, good for everyone's faith and even good for a marriage. Family-time faith-focused conversations help families grow spiritually ...

Faith Conversations for Families  Homelight   Large Print 16pt

Author: Jim Burns

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459622987

Page: 292

View: 538

Most Christian parents know that the best way to leave a God-honoring legacy to their family is to nurture their children's faith...but many don't know where to start! This new resource from Jim Burns, founder of HomeWord, will equip parents to start important conversations with their kids- family time with an eternal impact. Faith Conversations for Families makes it easy to invite God into quality family time. Each section of the book outlines an easy-to-follow dialog, which is flexible for children of different age groups. In addition, suggested activities and exercises make spiritual formation adaptable for kids with varying learning styles. The six family friendly topics included in this book are: *Who is Jesus and Why it Matters- Help parents talk with their kids about why His life, death and resurrection are so important. *What Prayer Is All About- Parents can introduce vibrant conversation with God into their family's time together *What It Means to Be Christian- Parents can lead their kids toward a faith commitment and spiritual growth, through open communication and exciting biblical expression. *A Strong Family- Parents can teach, guide and strengthen healthy bonds within the family *Loving and Serving Others- Parents can talk with their children about servant leadership and self-sacrifice and be challenged to serve in and outside of their home *Building Morals and Values- Parents can help their kids discern and navigate cultural influences that run contrary to a biblical worldview In the heart of every Christian parent is a desire to help their children grow spiritually. Faith Conversations for Families helps parents make that desire a beautiful reality.

Guidelines Family Ministries

This is one of the twenty-six Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation 2017-2020 that cover church leadership areas including Church Council and Small Membership Church; the administrative areas of Finance and Trustees; and ministry areas ...

Guidelines Family Ministries

Author: General Board Of Discipleship

Publisher: Cokesbury

ISBN: 1501829645

Page: 32

View: 742

The family is the primary center of faith formation, especially for children. Our affirmation for families asserts that families of all sizes and configurations are communities of commitment whose goal is human growth and faith development. You job is to work with other leaders in the congregation to plan and implement ministry in order to fulfill the church’s mission of helping all persons become disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Also, you address the needs of the families in your church and community so that all may grow in the Christian faith. This Guideline is designed to help equip you in leading this ministry group in your congregation. This is one of the twenty-six Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation 2017-2020 that cover church leadership areas including Church Council and Small Membership Church; the administrative areas of Finance and Trustees; and ministry areas focused on nurture, outreach, and witness including Worship, Evangelism, Stewardship, Christian Education, age-level ministries, Communications, and more.

Faith Conversations for Families Homelight Resources

As researchers began tobringbad newsto Christian families that kids were ... remain strong in their faith and involved in their relationship with God.

Faith Conversations for Families  Homelight Resources

Author: Jim Burns

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 144126597X

Page: 192

View: 301

Most Christian parents know that the best way to leave a God-honoring legacy to their family is to nurture their children's faith . . . but many don't know where to start! This new resource from Jim Burns, founder of HomeWord, will equip parents to start important conversations with their kids--family time with an eternal impact. Faith Conversations for Families makes it easy to invite God into quality family time. Each section outlines an easy-to-follow dialogue, which is flexible for children of different age groups. In addition, suggested activities and exercises make spiritual formation adaptable for kids with varying learning styles. The six family-friendly topics included in this book are: Who Is Jesus and Why It Matters: Help parents talk with their kids about why His life, death, and resurrection are so important. What Prayer Is All About: Parents can introduce vibrant conversation with God into their family's time together. What It Means to Be Christian: Parents can lead their kids toward a faith commitment and spiritual growth, through open communication and exciting biblical expression. A Strong Family: Parents can teach, guide, and strengthen healthy bonds within the family. Loving and Serving Others: Parents can talk with their children about servant leadership and self-sacrifice and be challenged to serve in and outside of their home. Building Morals and Values: Parents can help their kids discern and navigate cultural influences that run contrary to a biblical worldview. In the heart of every Christian parent is a desire to help their children grow spiritually. Faith Conversations for Families helps parents make that desire a beautiful reality.

Faith Steps for Military Families

Centuries old, yet the topics in the Psalms of Ascent are of great concern or interest to military service members and their families today.

Faith Steps for Military Families

Author: Lisa Nixon Phillips

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614489998

Page: 200

View: 858

Faith Steps for Military Families: Spiritual Readiness Through the Psalms of Ascent delves into the fifteen themes found in the fifteen Psalms of Ascent in the book of Psalms. Through descriptive metaphors, the Faith Steps for Military Families depict the annual journey to Jerusalem. These special psalms explore the rich meanings of these metaphors intended originally for the Israelites, and then translates them into the lives of 21st century military families. Themes such as building a stronger spiritual foundation, family resiliency, a deeper understanding of God’s nature as Protector, Keeper, and the Night Watchman, trust in God during times of fear, or of the unknown, coping in unfriendly environments, understanding how God’s strength surrounds His own, honoring God while living out a difficult lifestyle, developing trust and contentment and other biblical guidance for dealing with the complexities of the military lifestyle.

Faith in Families

Suggestions for developing creative and rewarding family life, stressing the need for communication, loyalty and respect between parents and children of all ages.

Faith in Families

Author: Evelyn Millis Duvall

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 206

View: 603

Suggestions for developing creative and rewarding family life, stressing the need for communication, loyalty and respect between parents and children of all ages.