The Kitchen Table Project is a growing movement of mums, dads and carers who want to inspire a faith that lasts in their children. We want to encourage and support each other, sharing stories and ideas of small, simple, everyday things we can do that will help build faith in our children.
A great starting point is the Inspire session, a 90 minute small group discussion that helps parents get together to start talking about how important it is to introduce our children to God, how we feel about it and what the challenges are. It’s an opportunity to looks at simple ways to bring God into conversation, whether during the walk to school, the dinner table or bedtime.
The session comes with a step by step leader’s guide and a short 10 minute video to help start the conversation, and everything is free to download from kitchentable.org.uk. There’s also a pack of discussion cards that can be used anytime, to help parents think about ways to bring faith into the home in a way that suits their own individual family.
Parents and church workers can sign up to receive a monthly email with stories, encouragement and ideas, as well as reviews of resources that are helpful as we all travel on this journey together.
The book Raising Faith, written by Andy Frost, Director of Share Jesus International, and Katharine Hill, UK Director for Care for the Family, is a great supporting resource, designed with bite-sized chapters that parents can read on-the-go in a busy household. It’s full of practical tips and stories to encourage parents and carers as they become more intentional about sharing faith at home.
If you’re a church leader and want to help equip the parents in your church to nurture faith at home, then have a look at the church toolkit with sermon outlines and ideas that you can use to help everyone in your congregation work together to see the children you know grow up to love Jesus.