No, I'm not talking Bingo or Battleship here. I'm talking about something that has Hubby (I can speak for him, it said so in the marriage vows) and I really excited!
I'm talking about a new time at our church where - borrowing words from our Youth Pastor's wife - we get together once a month for short devotionals and have family fun together as well as worship with our entire family. A time to learn how to pass our faith through everyday tasks! It's all about living a life that purposefully teaches our kids about Jesus and leading them in developing a lifelong relationship with Him.
It's based on Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (hence D6)...
"Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." (NIV)
Borrowing from the D6 website - http://www.d6family.com/ - this is what they have to say about what a D6 church is...
A D6 Church equips dads, moms, and grandparents to be spiritual leaders in the home.
2 Timothy 2:2 reminds us that we are to invest in trustworthy men and women who can reproduce their faith in others. That’s exactly what Deuteronomy 6:5-7 is all about!
A D6 Church recognizes the biblical importance of parents being involved with the spiritual development of teenagers and children.
Many churches are going back to the biblical model of spiritual formation found in Deuteronomy 6. These Churches make an intentional shift in the way they do ministry to equip parents to be the primary spiritual leaders.
And what they have to say about D6 families...
Although parents are involved in sports, homework, and hygiene, many parents find it challenging to connect with their children when it comes to their faith in Christ.
D6 stands for Deuteronomy 6:5-7 which talks about dads and moms taking the opportunity to impress God’s Word upon the hearts of their children. If you are not doing this already, find creative ways to interact with your children to transfer your faith in Christ to them. D6Family.com will show you how!
I'm super excited and can't wait to see where this new time of worship leads our personal family as well as our church family!!