#FamilyFavoriteFriday: Teens and Older Adults, Prayer Nets, and Junk Mail

Welcome back to LECFamily's #FamilyFavoriteFriday! Here's what we found to share with you around the web this week ...

For Parents ...

How do you help your teens engage with other generations in your community? This is a GREAT program that helps teens build relationships with older adults while giving the older adults new skills to communicate with family, friends and the world! Cyber Seniors even has a documentary available on Amazon

How are you modeling faith for your family? Did you know that you influence your kids more than anyone else, especially in the area of faith formation? This article gives a great reminder of how to be a model of faith for your kids and why it's so, so important. 

For Ministry Leaders ...

How do you encourage prayer at your church? How do you create prayer practices for all ages? A Prayer Net is a great visual that all ages can participate in and that will be a concrete embodiment of the prayers of the people in your congregation and community. Do you have something like this in your church or community? Post a photo!

Are you fighting the fight of having children in worship? Here's a short and impactful reminder that it's important - and if it doesn't work in your church, maybe you need to change some things.

For Fun ...

This mailman found out that a kid on his route was taking people's junk mail just so he had something to read ... and then something really incredible happened.

For thought ...

  • Do you intentionally encourage your children and teens to build relationships with other adults and older adults in your community? How?

  • What are the most significant "ah-ha" moments you've had as you've watched children participate in worship?

  • How can you seek out the needs of children in your community and provide the opportunities they need to succeed?