If you were unable to make the meeting last night please stop by the church sometime before Wednesday and pick up your folder with the information and packets for the Faith Statements. Your youth will need to bring with their copy of their packet each of the following weeks to ensure they are able to build on their writings from the previous weeks.
Here is some information on why Faith Statements and family faith conversations are an important part of the Confirmation Ministry here at First Lutheran Church!
There is much research done recently regarding who faith sticks with youth after high school. Many studies have come back with the much of the same information: Families Matter. More specifically family faith practices matter. Everything from worship practices, to faith conversations. We get what we are, when it comes to our youth's faith.
Parents/Guardians/Families maybe you feel a bit like this when you try to talk about faith at home:
So, we're giving you permission to not have the answers. We're giving you permission (not as though you need it) to say "I don't know!" There are many times when my 7 year old son will be thinking in the back seat of the car and ask a question about something related to faith and I have to say "I don't know, buddy, but let's keep thinking about that!" Or sometimes I ask him what he thinks about the question. More often than not, kids and youth have some sort of idea of what they think and when we can tease it out of them or ask more questions to get them to think more about it, this strengthens their faith in amazing ways!