Vibrant Faith Ministries
Sharing the story:
RITUALS & TRADITIONS After doing the Stations of the Cross during Holy Week, Chloe knew that wasn’t the end of the story. I told her there would be one last poster and we would see it Easter morning. Easter morning was busy with Easter breakfast, worship, and singing in choirs. By the time her parents were ready to leave, we had not visited the last poster. I reassured her that it would still be up the next time we were at the church because Easter is more than one day, it is a whole season in the church year. The next Saturday, Chloe’s birthday party was at the church. Before her friends arrived, we had to read the poster a couple of times. Chloe knows the Holy Week and Easter story and enjoys the tradition of doing the Stations of the Cross with her grandma. - Barb Davison
With this framework in mind we follow Four Keys for Practicing Faith:
Caring Conversations are the basis for those personal, trusted relationships.
Devotions are away to practice the presence of God through the Word of God.
Service to one’s neighbor is a calling that expresses the love for others that God has placed in us and gives us moments to be faithful to that calling.
Rituals and Traditions create patterns of behavior that reinforce the presence of God and communicate meaning for our lives.
This is the Vibrant Faith Framework that informs our ministries and our lives and which places Jesus Christ at the center of all we do in this congregation and in the homes of those who are connected to us.
Five Principles for living and passing on faith
1. Faith is formed by the power of the Holy Spirit through personal trusted relationships - often in our own homes.
2. The church is a living partnership between the ministry of the congregation and ministry of the home.
3. Where Christ is present in faith, the home is church, too.
4. Faith is caught more than it is taught.
5. If we want Christian children and youth, we need Christian adults.