Faith Stepping StoneS P a r e n t & F a m i l y d e v e l o P m e n t MeMbership AgreeMent 2011-2012 “calling parents?” What did this church call you for? Bless the Child. Gift the Family. Call Parents to the Promise. Faith Inkubators • PO Box 2307 • Stillwater, MN 55082-3307 • 1-888-553-2484 • www.faithink.com FSS S to n e S S t e p p i n g Fa i t h Faith Stepping Stones are eight short parenting and family de- Stone 4: Early Elementary: My Bible velopment courses that effectively integrate and deepen communica- • Walks families through the Bible, highlighting key Scripture passages tion, care, and prayer into a natural nightly family faith ritual (called the • Deepens the understanding and appreciation of the whole story FAITH 5™), beginning with babies and continuing through graduation. of salvation Each course will: • Calls parents to add the reading of one Bible verse each night to the bedtime ritual • Lead parents through their child’s physical, emotional and spiritual development and needs, as well as their own. Stone 5: Late Elementary: Holy Communion • Teach parents a simple, effective and non-threatening way to • Teaches the importance of living a forgiving, forgiven lifestyle “do” regular home devotions, and become confident, effective faith • Teaches the meaning of Holy Communion as a preparation, preview mentors for their child. or review for children and parents • Help congregations and families celebrate eight “stepping stones” in • Calls families to say “I’m sorry” and “I forgive you” every night as part the faith life and development of the child by providing them with a of the nightly bedtime ritual special blessing service that brings families back to the altar to recom- mit to their faith journey together. Stone 6: Surviving Adolescence • Equips parents and teens to begin the adolescent years with a “sur- The eight Faith Stepping Stones are: vival plan” that includes healthy listening skills • Engages families in discussions about the pressures parents and Stone 1: Raising a Healthy Baby teens are facing today and ways to stay connected through it all • Teaches parents to care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual • Calls families to add reflection and intercessory prayer to the night- needs of their baby ly bedtime ritual • Teaches parents to nurture their own physical, emotional, and spiri- tual needs during this period Stone 7: Confirmation • Calls parents to add a nightly ritual of blessing babies and putting • Prepares youth to make a public confession of their faith, affirming them to sleep with music featuring God’s Word and confirming what they believe • Prepares youth to accept a specific call to ministry along with their Stone 2: Raising a Healthy Preschooler small group • Teaches parents to care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual • Calls youth and parents to continue their nightly bedtime rituals of needs of their preschooler Highs & Lows, confession and forgiveness, scripture, reflection, inter- • Teaches parents to nurture their own physical, emotional, and spiri- cessory prayer, blessing, and going to sleep with music featuring God’s tual needs in the process Word • Calls parents to add the practice of praying with their little ones to their nightly bedtime ritual Stone 8: Graduation • Equips families and the congregation to bless their graduates Stone 3: Entering School • Invites graduates to thank and bless their parents publicly for all that • Teaches parents to care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual they have done needs of their kindergartners • Helps both youth and parents to look ahead to God’s new calling • Teaches parents to nurture their own physical, emotional, and spiri- and direction for their lives tual needs in the process • Calls parents to add the sharing of Highs & Lows to the family bedtime ritual Faith Stepping Stones 8 Christian Parenting courses featuring: 80 Scripture songs Artwork by Dr. He Qi Baby Preschooler Entering School My Bible Holy Communion Surviving Adolescence Confirmation Graduation Worship liturgies for Stepping Stones Blessing Services Participant handouts Skits by the Faith Inkubators’ writing guild Engaging cartoons Images and analogies for teaching Thematic quiz bowl questions www.faithink.com • 1.888.55FAITH Q1: how long is the membership year? Membership runs from September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012. Membership is auto- matically renewed unless you submit a Membership Cancellation Agreement prior to September 15, 2012. Frequently Asked Questions Q2: Why do i have to become a member to get my stuff? Since ministry resources are only a part of what we do, membership ensures an ongo- ing relationship where we work together. Members enjoy training opportunities, digital teaching aids and fun resources that are placed online and updated faster than we could ever print and ship. Faith Inkubators doesn’t want to simply dump a curriculum on you and call it good. We want to help you succeed with the best stuff we can create together. We commit to listening, responding, tweaking and re-engineering our systems and resources with your feedback built directly into the loop. We intend to get better every year. You will, too. Q3: What if i want to cancel? You can choose to cancel your membership at any time and for any reason. In doing so, you also agree to stop using all Faith Stepping Stones resources and intellectual property. Membership fees are not prorated for cancellation before the end of the membership year. Q4: Do i need a lot of training to make Faith Stepping Stones work in my church? The short answer is: No. If you love God, love families, and are willing to do some reading and networking, you’ll be fine. If you want more, Faith Inkubators offers training opportunities to help you get started. Check out www.faithink.com/training for more information. FAQ Q5: What if i choose one or two Stones this year but want to use all eight next year? You pay only for those Stones that you plan to use during a membership year. You may add a Stone at any time during the year – just send us a copy of your Membership Agreement and indicate that you would like to change your member- ship to add additional Stones. All Stones ordered during the membership year expire on the same date of August 31, 2012. Q6: Where can i go to learn more about the work of Dr. he Qi and order posters? Visit www.heqigallery.com for more information about Dr. He Qi and how to order posters. Dr. He Qi is now in the United States, and is living in Minnesota working on art for Faith Inkubators’ Bible Song project. Check out www.faithink.com for more information on Bible Song. Q7: Does Faith Stepping Stones integrate with other Faith inkubators systems? Absolutely. Faith Stepping Stones is designed to inkubate faith every night in every home. The habits of Faith Inkubators’ FAITH 5™, (share, read, talk, pray, bless) are developed through Faith Stepping Stones and are reinforced in all of Faith Inkubators’ systems. Also, the weekly materials, systems, and home com- ponents in the Bible Song and Faith Stepping Stones materials will be a valu- able asset for supporting families in their faith formation habits. For more information about any of the Faith Inkubators systems and how they integrate, please contact us by phone at 1.888.55.FAITH or through our website at www.faithink.com. 2 Fa it h St epagRe eMen t eS 2011-201 p in g St o n MeMB eRShi p For Fastest service, siGN UP oNliNe at www.FaithiNk.com Step one Complete your church mailing, contact and membership information in legible print. (NOTE: Please provide a street address. Faith Inkubators uses UPS to ship and cannot deliver to a P.O. Box.) 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