Dear St. Paul Lutheran Church Family:
Please accept the packet below as our gift to help you and your family intentionally focus on passing a legacy of faith to the next generation. Faith can be passed not only from parent to child, but also grandparent to grandchild, aunt/uncle to niece/nephew or even from an adult to a special child in their life.
There is nothing more valuable you can give as an adult than a strong spiritual legacy to a special child in your life. Your gifts, time, games, food and other contributions find their primary value when they are offered in the context of a Christians heritage. Be very intentional about creating opportunities to nurture faith during the years children are receptive to your influence. Deuteronomy 6:7 describes passing on faith as something we do in the context of everyday life when it says, “Talk about them when you are at home. Talk about them when you walk along the road. Speak about them when you go to bed. And speak about them when you get up.”
This packet contains a Blessing Card, to give adults ideas of how to bless children around them. There is also a set of Legacy Chat cards, which are a series of questions that can help guide a meaningful conversation between an adult and child. A Legacy card has been included to help adults plan out how they intend to live to leave a legacy. Thank you cards have been included in a couple of styles for teens and children to thank the adults that have left legacies for them. A coloring page has even been included for the youngest of children to help thank those who have influenced them.
Thank you for accepting the challenge to intentionally focus on passing a legacy of faith on to the next generation. We hope these resources help you and your family create a Faith Legacy that will live on for generations to come.
Pastor Tom Gudmundson