We use the D6 model of ministry, which focuses on the family as the main teachers of faith for a child. D6 stands for Deuteronomy 6: 6-9 which states,
"And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your foreheads as reminders. Write them on the door posts of your house and on your gates."
This approach puts "all ages on the same page" so each Sunday school class is focused on the same main point each week. This leads to the possibility of the whole family discussing the same topic on the way home!
The Splink is a free weekly email that includes 3 simple activities to do as a family that all relate to the topic of the week. It's a great way to continue a conversation that was started on Sunday. Click the logos below for more information about D6 or to sign up for the Splink.
"As a parent, having resources like D6 Family that are biblical and practical is invaluable. I love being able to have teachable moments through the week using the Home Connection, Splink, or theme of the week. It keeps God's lessons not only in the kids' heart and minds, but also ours as parents. Having devotion time with the kids at breakfast, each using their own magazine is the best way to start the day. It is simple yet effective and also is starting a habit that will hopefully last a lifetime!" - Parent of 3
"The Home Connection has given us a great way to talk over Sunday Lunch. Now I know that we've all had the same theme or lesson and we can talk about it more easily." - Parent of 3
"The ride home from church is a great time to talk. It makes such a difference knowing that we've all had the same lesson; whether teaching elementary, attending youth class or attending adult classes; It makes for good conversation." - Elementary teacher with youth age kids.