Since we believe that God created the family (Gen. 1:28, 2:18-24), then we must also believe He has some very important instructions for us to follow regarding how to live as a family, and also how to tend to our families. The Torah mandates Jewish parents take time to teach their children prayers, study the Torah and the Talmud, and speak blessings for their future in their homes.
The scripture says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Prov. 22:6). We believe the best place to provide this training for our children is in our homes. The scripture says, “And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up (Deuteronomy 11:19).
We believe in parents using the Westminster Shorter Catechism for Kids in their family’s mid-week worship. Catechism is a question and answer method of instruction in basic Christian doctrines; it forms a framework for personal interaction with the Scriptures.
In short, we believe Sunday services provide the guidance needed for family ministry during the week, but that families are strengthened and sustained by the bond forged when the word of God is shared amongst one’s family during the course of the family’s mid-week worship.