The passing on of the faith to the people of God is much too important a task to be left in the hands of those who are paid to do it. - Bishop April Larson
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1: Raising a Healthy Baby Three (3) sessions on physical,
emotional and spiritual needs of infants and their parents. Parents
are also taught how to do a nightly blessing as a family faith practice.
Stone 2: Raising a Healthy Preschooler Three (3) sessions on physical, emotional and spiritual needs of preschoolers and their parents. Parents are taught to add prayer to the nightly blessing as a faith practice.
Stone 3: Entering School Three (3) sessions on physical, emotional and spiritual needs of kindergarteners and their parents. Parents are taught to share Highs & Lows with their children, and add it to their nightly prayers and blessing.
Stone 4: Early Elementary: My Bible Eight (8) sessions highlighting 120 key verses in young readers’ Bibles. Youth and parents commit to read a Bible verse nightly, and continue with Highs & Lows, prayer and blessing nightly.
Stone 5: Late Elementary: Holy Communion Three (3) sessions from Passover to Lord’s Supper, with nightly confession and absolution added to the faith practices of Bible reading, Highs & Lows, prayer and blessing.
Stone 6: Surviving Adolescence Three (3) sessions on "Surviving Adolescence" where youth and parents learn and commit to the art of theological reflection (i.e. setting the Bible verse and the Highs & Lows of the day together to ask "What is God saying to us today?"), and adding this to the previous faith practices of confession/absolution, Bible reading, Highs & Lows, prayer and blessing continue.
Stone 7: Confirmation Three (3) sessions where youth and parents look at their confession, their confirmation, and their call.
Stone 8: Graduation Three (3) sessions spread over the fall, winter, and spring where seniors and their parents look back God’s blessings, look to the moment, and look to the future of their new callings.
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