A middle-aged man has a heart attack while doing some yard work with his teen son. The son calls for help which comes quickly and saves the man’s life. As the days pass, both wonder how the hand of God was present in this life-changing event. Can your church’s faith formation program “think on its feet” to provide meaningful help to this family that is now open to meaningful conversations about the deeper matters of life and death? Powerful faith formation emerges from the events of real life.
Events that rattle your community or even the nation such as the recent shooting rampage in California or the landslides in Washington leave people wondering and questioning. Is your church set up for a helpful response to life’s unexpected yet inevitable events?
Maybe every church needs an Emergency Faith Response Team (EFRT). If you are prepared to respond to the death of a church member with a funeral ministry, then you already have experience with this kind of thing. Build a similar team and structure in your church to be on alert… ready to spring into action with a moment’s notice.
Here are some questions to consider as you develop your EFRT:
Let your faith formation emerge from real life. It may be the most effective faith formation you ever do. Here are a couple of other articles that will help you develop your EFRT:
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