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Welcome to the website for ‘Family Time’ –a new resource book to help families learn prayers, life lessons and devotions with children. The ‘Family Time’ book developed out of the struggle we have in teaching these things to children in the context of all the other demands on our time and energy. So it is intended to provide a starting point with simple and easy-to-prepare ways for us to develop faith and relationship with children in the home, to guide and encourage them and hopefully have fun while you do it!
It contains some suggestions for praying with children and 99 devotion outlines for teaching faith to children. These devotions look at significant occasions, moral and life lessons and some of the basics of Christian faith. The intention is that parents, grandparents and other family members will use it with all children –but it may fit best with 5-10 year olds.
The vision for Family Time is that it is made available free to any family that wants one -To find out more please see the ‘Where to get it’ page.
This website should hopefully guide you through the basic concepts of the resource as well as outlining various ideas for how it could be used as a ministry to your church and local community.
“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:5-7