Regular family worship is an essential part of helping your spouse, your children and even yourself grow in Christ. And yet, what should seem so simple often seems difficult and mysterious. So, how do you do this thing called family worship?
Donald Whitney gives some practicle advice on how to do family worship in his book, Family Worship: In the Bible, in History & in Your Home. He has also made a four-minute video to help get you started on family worship . . . and getting started is much simpler than it seems. Whitney says that there are three basic elements to family worship – read the Bible, pray and sing. That’s it!
Whitney also answers some important questions on family worship, such as:
How much preparation should I do for family worship?
Should I include other elements in family worship?
Does family worship really benefit babies and toddlers?
If you want to establish a regular “family worship” routine, but are unsure of how to do it, watch Donald Whitney’s video below!
Even though many of our North Korean UU students are single and live alone, they are doing worship with some of their neighbors in their apartment complex. Some of our friends in the US also take the opportunity to do worship with their co-workers . . . even at places like McDonalds!
We actually prefer to use the term household worship instead of family worship, because worshipping together shouldn’t be limited to a biological family group. Even single people, who live alone can engage in worship like Whitney described. A household is defined as those within your sphere of influence . . . those in your workplace, neighborhood, extended family, apartment complex, etc.