Faith is formed through embedded practices… specific, deliberate religious activities that are firmly intertwined with the daily habits of family routines.
– Robert Wuthnow, Growing Up Religious
The Importance of Faith at Home
When households practice faith at home, everyone can grow closer to God. Research shows that children and youth whose families participate in Christian conversations, Bible reading, traditions, and prayer are more likely to claim their faith as adults. Church leaders have a special role to play in encouraging and equipping families to connect Sunday worship with life at home.
Building Faith’s “Home Practices” are do-able, adaptable, fun, and meaningful. These activities can be used by households of all shapes and sizes, including singles, friends, couples, children, teens, and parents.