Family is the Key to Faith

It’s no surprise to anyone involved in ministry today that working with and reaching out to parents is the most effective way to pass on faith to children and youth. Parents are the primary educators.

Too many parents see the church as providing a service to their children. That’s why parents drop their children off at religious education, Sunday school, or youth ministry and drive off! In essence, what they are saying is, “You’re the church leader. You’re the expert. You teach my kids faith.”

Our strategy needs to change. Maybe the message back to parents should be this: “You are the parent. You teach your kids faith. And we’ll help you.”

I think this video, from Jim Burns, gets to the heart of the issue.

Question: How do you help parents pass on the faith to their children?

 

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John Rinaldo

As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.


John Rinaldo


As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.



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