1 Simple Way to Get Families to Have a Spiritual Talk on the Drive Home
At the church I serve at our biggest goal is to help families take Sunday into the week.
And we believe, the first step is getting families talking about God on the car ride home because when they do that, they’re more likely to have spiritual conversations during the rest of the week.
So we created something called: “On the Drive Home.”
For parents, it’s a small section at the top of their Family Devotional.
For kids, it’s a strip of paper we give to them.
Here’s what a Spiritual Talk question looks like for parents:
If parents aren’t sure how to answer, they won’t ask the question (and probably give up ever trying again).
So instead of leaving it up to chance, we give them 3-5 ideas on how to answer the question.
That way they look like Superknowitallmom or Superknowitalldad every time (the kids paper doesn’t have the ideas).
This is especially helpful to parents who may be new to following Jesus.
Here’s what a Spiritual Talk question looks like for kids:
We start off with a silly/fun question because kids love them.
We put the lighter question first because we don’t want kids rushing past the spiritual question to get to the fun question.
The second questions is the same as what the parents get minus the ideas.
A Couple Extra Notes on the Strategy
We give both the parents and kids the “On the Drive Home” because it doubles the chances of the questions being asked and discussed.
Parents get ideas to make it more likely they’ll ask the question.
And kids get a fun extra question to make it more likely they’ll ask the question.
Because when families talk about God and experience how fun and life-giving it can be, they’ll want to do it more often, and that is that point at which they’ll take Sunday into every week.
Is there anything special you do to help families take Sunday into the week? We’re always trying to learn, so please leave a comment.
And if this was helpful, I’d love for you to share it with anybody you think would benefit.
As always thanks so much for reading!
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