The last few days I’ve spent a fair amount of time at Starbucks and on the phone. I love it!! Hanging out with parents and talking to them on the phone – not about programs and the upcoming events for their children to attend. The common thread of our conversations is discipleship (families processing our Sunday morning family gathering).
There is nothing more fulfilling in youth ministry when parents (including myself) have the “lightbulb” moment. I am seeing the lights being turned on – some quicker than others – but it is definitely happening within our midst.
The challenge for us as parents is not to make the spiritual formation of our families another checklist. It can’t become a program and/or a nicely, polished process of simple clean steps.
It’s going to be messy, chaotic, confusing at times – it ultimately boils down to “being” vs “doing”….and that being component has to start with us. The greatest legacy we can plant in our children is our own authentic faith (not a perfect/fake faith).
That requires us as parents to make it personal – take a look at what Carey has to say regarding this value…