(Recommended for 12th grade)
Guide your teen in faith towards their future.
One of the core values of St Paul Lutheran Church is that God designed the family as the primary place for discipleship. The Faith Path initiative exists to partner with you as you guide your child’s spiritual journey one step at a time. Age appropriate kits have been created to help you leverage the best faith formation strategy for your child’s stage of development. In this Launch kit you will find practical ideas and suggested resources to help you release your child to embrace independence as graduation is quickly approaching. We urge you to start today by taking the following simple steps.
STEP ONE: LEARN
We have provided you a link to a video that explains this particular Faith Path step (see special card in this packet). You will hear from both experts and ordinary students as they share practical suggestions from their experiences. You will also find a guide and a pointer card that offers practical tips and what we consider the best resources on the topic.
STEP TWO: START
To help make the process easier, this kit includes a Before You Leave discussion guide and a Sample Blessing Letter. Use these tools to create meaningful moments with your emerging adult before he or she leaves the nest. Go ahead now and mark a date on the calendar as to when you will do these activities as a family.
STEP THREE: TAKE IT HOME EVENT
Every January families are invited to our “Launch Take-It-Home Event.” This event provides an opportunity to connect with other families that will also be launching their children into adult hood. For the specific date of our next event, visit fallsathome.com/faith-path/.
If you are a member of St. Paul you will receive an email at select birthday/grade level with information on how to get the free kit appropriate for his or her age. In order to confirm that your e-mail and birthday/grade level information are correct, please e-mail the appropriate information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you find this kit helpful in the process of forming the faith of your child at home. Feel free to visit fallsathome.com/faith-path/ to learn more or to determine if your child/children are ready for other Faith Path steps.
Launch Guide (PDF)