What would it look like to give our kids and students a compelling faith? What if we challenged our kids and students to know something more than just a long list of people and places? What if our kids and students regularly encountered God? What if our kids and students learned to hear God’s voice and respond? What if our kids and students brought the kingdom of God here? How would they be changed? How would we be changed?
RH Families desires to see these questions answered. Our goal is to grow spiritually healthy families. We would like to foster a new generation that has an active relationship with God and who are looking for ways to bring the kingdom of God here.
We believe that to grow spiritually healthy families, parents must be equipped to be the primary nurturers of their kid’s faith (Deuteronomy 6), that the faith community needs to play a supportive role in this endeavor (Ephesians 4), and that we must remain dependent on the Holy Spirit to bring about spiritual growth and formation when and as he chooses (Philippians 2:13).
Our role as parents and the church is to create environments that foster the work of the Holy Spirit in our homes and at church. We structure our Parenting Intensives and Weekend Celebration Services around 10 environments that foster faith. These environments allow for encountering God, knowing God, and responding to God’s work. Click here to learn more about these environments.
What We Teach
Our curriculum is a dynamic, spiritually-forming, and family-empowered ministry philosophy that offers a vibrant weekend experience, as well as other family resources that meet the specific needs of today’s generation. Written by our RH Families team in collaboration with David C. Cook Publishing, our curriculum is uniquely developed to inspire, equip, and support parents and volunteer/leaders in their ministry to children.
Our Families Team strongly believes that spiritual development can and should begin from the earliest age with parents as the primary nurturers of their children’s faith. With this in mind, our resources support both the church and home with a focus on knowing God personally, igniting a passion for Christ, learning to listen to his Spirit, keeping Biblical content true to context, and cultivating a concern for people’s needs in our communities and the world.
As we have been teaching this curriculum philosophy we’ve seen God move in powerful ways in the lives of our kids and families. Two years after we started using this curriculum we asked our kids how they here from God. A couple years later we asked the kids again, watch this video to see their response.
Find Out More
To find out more about Families Ministry, please email the Families Team.