In the Home Day to Day

Parents and guardians get overwhelmed in the day-to-day responsibility of guiding a child's faith formation.

Faith formation happens over an entire lifetime, and it is not something that should be done alone.

Little changes and ways to intergrate faith in your day to day lives can make a big difference over time.

Our Basic Guide for In Home Faith


Online Resources

Disciples Family and Children's Ministries on Pinterest

Check out our Pinterest page for fun crafts, activities, lesson ideas, and resources for worship to use at home or at church.


Faith by Faith Inkubators

is a simple, easy-to-implement faith practice, perfect for incorporating into your bedtime routine for five to fifteen minutes a night. When done over time, the FAITH5™ carries the power to enrich communication, deepen understanding, aid sleep, and promote mental, physical and spiritual health.

Resources from Vibrant Faith @ Home

This website provides simple 1-2 page activities for families based on the ages of the children.

Ultimate Collection of Family Faith Formation Resources

If you were going to fill a gift basket with the ultimate collection of family faith formation resources for churches, which titles would you include?


Flame: Creative Children's Ministry

This blog is full of projects, activities, and other in home ways to encounter faith as a family.


Jerusalem Greer

This blog is also full of projects, activities, and faithful ways to be in the home.


At GodVenture we're passionate about helping families find new fun ways to explore the Bible together.

Loyola Press Three Minute Daily Retreat (Parents)

3-Minute Retreats invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage.


d365 (Daily Devotions)

Our primary goal then, and since, has been to provide inspirational and relevant reflections on scripture for young people. Passport is a student ministry organization focused on creating meaningful experiences and resources for students.

Ten Ways to Help Your Family Grow in Faith

Gives parents ten affirming tips for beginning a journey of family faith formation in everyday life.

Devotions in the Home

Faith @ Home Lectionary resource for keeping discipleship practices and Christian education going in the home during the week.

Belonging and Becoming: Creating a Thriving Family Culture by Mark and Lisa Scandrette 

Sparkhouse: Family Activites and tools for Bible study and storytelling from one of our favorite publishers. Resources for ages 3-12.


Homegrown Faith & Justice: Faith-Forming Activities, Conversations, Rituals, and Resources for Families with Children


The Most Beautiful Images from the Bible: Sharing the Stories with Children by Katia Mrowiec (Author), Frédéric Pillot (Illustrator)


Seamless Faith by Traci Smith

The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids by Kara Powell


At Home with God: Family Devotions for the School Year by Marilyn Brown Oden, Anne Broyles, Sue Downing, Paul Escamilla & Elizabeth Lynd Escamilla


Peanut Butter and Jelly Prayers by Julie B. Sevig


The Presbyterian Church in Canada, Christian Education Resources: "Family Table Talk: Conversations for Families with Young Children"


Family Faith Walks by Kelly J. Haack


Praying In Color by Sybil McBeth or Praying in Color (Kids' Edition) by Sybil McBeth


Together We Pray: A Prayer Book for Families by J Wigger


Pigrim Prayers for Mealtimes by Alexander Campbell


Everyday Family Faith by Sandy Swartzentruber

Helpful Stuff

Lunch Box Trivia: Over 75 Tear-Out Fun Facts About the Bible & Other Cool Stuff (Lunch Box Books) by Tony & Mike Nappa


Bible Sequence Game: This game is great because a family can learn about the Bible, but you do not need to know anything about the Bible to play.


God's Big Story Cards by Faith Alive


Melissa & Doug Family Dinner Box of Questions - Faith Edition



Adults Relating to Kids (ARK): "ARK helps adults learn how to discipline inappropriate behavior while still affirming the worth of the child. In enabling children and teens to value themselves in spite of their mistakes, it provides them with the ego strength to say "no" to negative peer pressure."

YouTube Video: ARK (Click here)

Helpful Hints for
In Home Faith

Write a scripture each week somewhere in your home where your family will see it.


Listen to songs or podcasts


Watch a YouTube video from our YouTube channel and discuss based on age and interest.


Read a good Bible Story. (See our Children's Books and Bible suggestions.)


Use Google Images to find Bible-related printouts for crosswords, dot-to-dots, coloring, and other activities or lessons.


Sing "Jesus Loves Me" or say the "The Lord's Prayer."


Light candles to remember God's presence.


Use our Online Resources page to find more.

This page was last updated by ws 3/10/21

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Disciples Home Missions

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