Home Foundations Program
We are facing a great spiritual crisis. Not even 20 years ago, a 1992 study found that 85% of 18-25 year olds claimed Protestantism or Catholicism as their faith. Today, only 66% identify with organized religion. If this trend continues, within 10 years less than half of this age group will call themselves Christian, and by 2039, less than 30%.
Three out of Four American teenagers call themselves Christian. However, fewer than half practice their faith, only half deem it important, and most can’t talk coherently about their beliefs. Many teens think God simply wants them to feel good and do good. For this, researchers have coined the term, Moralistic Therapeutic Deism or that God is viewed as a divine therapist whose goal is to boost people’s self-esteem. This view is commonly held by their parents as well.
Parents are the most important influence in their children’s faith. Parents get back in their children what they are. Parents who are seeking the Lord more than likely will pass that same desire down to their children. Parents who perform one act of radical faith in front on their children convey more than a multitude of sermons and mission trips.
The home is God’s designed to pass faith along to the next generations. The home is under attack. For the first time in more than a century in America, in the 25-34 age group, there is a greater percentage of those unmarried than married. Cohabitation has nearly doubled since 1990. A majority of Americans still value marriage, but many see it as no longer essential.
Many parent’s desire is to fulfill their role as the primary spiritual influencer in their children. But sadly, many know they are failing in this responsibility. Our desire as a church is to come alongside singles, couples, and parents to strengthen the home. Our role is to help equip the saints. Today, we launch a resource to help strengthen your home and to hopefully nurture lifelong faith in the next generation. It is called Home Foundations.
Home Foundations is designed to help you become more intentional at home. Whether you are a single parent, someone who is looking to get married, parent of a grade-schooler or teenager, a grandparent, having a struggle in marriage, or whatever stage of life you may be in, there is something for you in the Home Foundations Center.
In the Home Foundations website, you will find several helps. The pointer cards are designed to help with whatever season of life you are in right now. There are also recipe cards to help out with marriage date nights, parent and child nights, etc. In each of these, there are other resource recommendations as well as First Baptist Wylie support.