Who are the significant people in my life that set an example of loving God and helped to impress faith in my own life?
Read Deuteronomy 6:1-9
What stood out to you from this passage?
What are the sticky faith implications of verse 7 where it says, "Impress them on your children"? Do you see this as a call on just parents, the community, or both? Why?
Why do you notice about the specific examples Moses mentions in verses 7-9? What does this mean for us?
A few chapters later, Moses talks about the dangers of not keeping these commands in Deuteronomy 6. Take a second to read Deuteronomy 11:13, 11:26-28. How do you see this play out in the rest of the Scripture? For you today?
To what degree do you see the kids in our church at the “kids’ table” (whether they are your own children or they are from other families)? What is good about that? How might it be problematic?
What are the advantages of kids developing their "sticky web" (trying to surround each child or student with up to five adults who care about them)? What are the costs?
What current rituals, events, or gatherings does our church already offer that helps develop a "sticky web" for our kids? What could be tweaked to include this "sticky web" flavor? What new ideas could we explore to help adults and students connect in the congregation?
How are intergenerational relationships mutually beneficial? How have you seen this at work in your own life?
Does First Covenant need a culture shift in developing and deepening our intergenerational relationships? Why or why not? If so, how can you help change your the culture?
What next steps do you need to take this week to help cultivate a sticky relationship with the next generation?
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