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Prepared by: Randall Klaprat

PlanningTheme: Passing on the faith

Target Audience: Children/Youth, Adult/Intergenerational (adapt as needed)

Time required: 90–120 minutes

Objectives: (10–15 min)

  • To introduce Family Ministry (Partners in Faith)
  • To explore Faith

Materials or Resources (required)

  • Bibles or Bible verses on chart paper or handouts.

Process (30-45 minutes)
Questions: Break into small groups of 3–6 people, and Ask:

  1. Who passed on the faith to you?
  2. How did they pass it on (or not)?
  3. What was helpful/unhelpful?
  4. Who are you passing it on to?
  5. How would you like to encourage this process of "passing on the faith"?

Theologize (20-30 minutes)
Participants can take turns reading these Bible verses or they could be on charts, overheads, handouts. The questions below will guide a discussion.

1. Romans 10:17      
2. (weak faith) Romans 14:1 Luke 12:28    
3. (strong faith) Romans 4:13–25 James 1:2–4 Titus 1: 1–4 Luke 7: 1–9
4.(faith + action) James 2: 14–17 James 2: 26    

Questions: (10-15 minutes)

  1. Any surprises?
  2. What was it like for you?
  3. Any stories anyone wants to share?
  4. What did Jesus have to say about faith?

conclusionClose with prayer.

Permission is granted to reproduce this module for use in ELCIC congregations. Any other use requires copyright permission. Please contact bfast@elcic.ca.

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