The What, When, and How of Family Worship…


http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2011/03/10/then-what-when-and-how-of-family-worship/

Above is a link to an article called “The What, When, and How of Family Worship” by Jason Helopoulos, a presbyterian pastor in East Lansing, MI.

If you are a parent who currently has children under your roof, your care, and your leadership, we’d really encourage you to make “family worship” a regular occurrence in your home. This doesn’t mean that you need to call Kyle up, have him bring his guitar, and come lead your family in singing. It doesn’t mean that we want you to schedule Pastor Larry to come preach a private sermon to you and your children in your living room. And it doesn’t mean that you need to preach a sermon, either….Making family worship a priority means regularly sitting down, getting into Scripture, praying, and possibly even singing together.

Read Jason’s article if you’d like some insight and pointers on how to make that a reality in your home.

As a service to you (and to save time for those who are too busy at the moment to go read the whole article), here are his main points:

1. Find the best time.
2. Meet at the same time.
3. Meet in the same place.
4. Start slow.
5. Make it brief.
6. Make it a priority.
7. Be flexible.
8. Model the right attitude.
9. Persevere.

You might also consider checking out his entry on why family worship is a biblical and important practice for Christian families. You can read it by clicking here: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2011/03/09/11-reasons-to-worship-with-your-family/

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