Join the Holston Conference Children’s Ministry Team in this new season of hope as we partner with you and launch a new initiative – CULTIVATE FAITH.
Throughout this pandemic, we experienced ways families have grown in their faith together. With limited programming in our church buildings, families worshiped together in their homes, participated in driveway visits, used faith at home kits, and served together in their communities. Families were the center of faith formation.
It is the Children’s Ministry Team understanding of reading scripture, especially in Deuteronomy and in Philippians, that God creates and calls families to be a primary place of faith formation for children.
Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk on the road, when you lie down, and when you get up.” (Deuteronomy 6:5-7, NIV)
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me or seen in me – put into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:9, NIV)
As we move beyond the pandemic, our goal is to partner with pastors and children’s ministry leaders as they partner with families. We will provide resources, ideas, networking opportunities, and training that provide parents and families with tools to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ; build relationships and community with families; and encourage each other in faith.
Cultivate Faith is leading children in their faith journey every day, even in the mess, even in the chaos, even in the middle of a busy schedule. Cultivate Faith is incorporating faith into our daily practices, that grow spiritual habits that last a lifetime. Cultivate Faith is modeling your personal relationship with Jesus Christ with children. Cultivate Faith happens in conversations with children that make a big impact. Cultivate Faith is the small daily and weekly faith steps with children that leads to big faith. Through this initiative, our focus is to help families grow and develop spiritual practices and daily habits to cultivate faith in their own lives and the lives of their children.
You can partner with the Holston Conference Children’s Ministry Team to Cultivate Faith by:

  • Like and Follow the Holston Conference Children’s Ministries Facebook page, We invite you to ask questions and/or share ideas.
  • Bookmark This a playlist of resources designed not only for pastors and leaders but also to share with families in your congregation. For churches using Read Together, it includes a weekly family devotion experience for each Sunday’s Gospel reading.
  • Join us in using the hashtag – #cultivatefaithhc
  • Join the Cultivate Faith initiative and share with us what you need as you minister with families by completing the following survey at by May 1, 2022.
  • Be sure to check out our new video by clicking here or the video banner above.