It seems that each year we have good intentions to commit to some type of New Year’s resolution. Change in our life style is not easy. Many of us dream about taking steps towards a healthier lifestyle but how many of us reflect on a healthier faith life? According to several polls, the top ten New Year’s Resolutions are. . .
With a few adjustments, six of the top ten New Year’s Resolutions can become Faith Resolutions. Simply add a faith element to them as a step towards a healthier faith life. Studies have shown the important role adults play in the faith formation of children and youth. Vibrant Faith Ministries names five principles for passing on faith. Two of them are: “Faith is caught more than it is taught” and “If we want Christian children and youth, we need Christian adults.” In order to begin processing what it entails to have a healthier faith life, it is important for the leadership of the church to uplift faith practices and identify resources for the congregation to enable adults to grow in faith. The end result will be faith-filled children and youth.
Suggestions for beginning the New Year one step at a time:
Beginning to take any one of these steps seriously is a good start to the New Year and can make a difference in our faith lives at home and in our faith communities.
You were saved by faith in God, who treats us much better than we deserve. This is God’s gift to you, and not anything you have done on your own. (Ephesians 2:8)
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