is how faith learns how to act. Values
are transferred as we connect with one another. The youth
learn from the experience of multiple generations as we all
learn from our experiences that we share together during the
week. We plan Friday night vespers and extra special events
for welcoming the Sabbath. Special events may include candlelight
song services, a special treat like cinnamon rolls and writing
in a prayer journal. By recording prayers and answered prayers
teams can rejoice in seeing how God answers prayers. In addition,
during the week they can plan fun activities for Sabbath afternoon,
with picnics, nature walks, or missionary activities. By this
we are teaching through our socialization because you may
teach people about religion from behind the pulpit, but you
cannot reach people with how to live their faith without practicing
it with them in a mentoring relationship.
this family curriculum, churches can both inwardly spiritually
nurture their members and outwardly witness to friends to
produce church growth. In other words this curriculum can
be adapted to be used between both member to member as well
as between member to nonmember. Family mentoring can be both
a friendship evangelism and small group ministry.
Elijah Message is God's final plan for preparing His people
for the Second Coming of Christ. The
Family Curriculum will strengthen troubled homes; it will
bring spiritual growth to families and as families mentor
outside of their churches it will help their churches grow
as we mentor our friends and neighbors. However, most importantly,
it will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and
the hearts of families toward God, as Malachi 4:5,6 prophesied.
Family mentoring is the key to finishing the "Elijah"
reformation which Malachi prophesied would take place before
the return of Jesus. This curriculum uses the example of Elijah
when he was commissioned by God to mentor Elisha. Mentoring
in the same way that John the Baptist was called to be the
Elijah of his day, preparing the hearts of Gods people before
Christ's first coming. The Bible teaches that families are
the Elijah of the last generation today.