is an intentional time where a family chooses to worship God together, as a family. Family Worship is not intended to replace individual adult prayer and Bible study; rather, the focus is a time to bring the entire family together for worship every day. Having a regular family worship time will help every member of your family grow in their relationship with God and will equip and prepare all of you to handle the daily trials life brings.
Ideally a family worship time should be (1) practiced daily, (2) brief in length, (3) led by the father. The length should take into consideration the youngest members of the family but typically should be no more than 15 minutes in total duration. For example, a family consisting of a mom and two teenagers might have a family worship time of 15 minutes in length each day. On the other hand, a family consisting of a teenager, a dad, a mom, and a 2 year old, might have a 10 minute family worship time each day.
Consistency is more important than length. Having a daily family worship time instills in children the important of spending time with God and demonstrates to them, your own faith in God. Choose a time that works best for your family - whether it be right after dinner, while everyone is still at the table, or later in the evening, once everyone is winding down. Family worship time is a great way for the entire family to peacefully relax and wind down toward the end of the day.
Ideally a family needs a Bible, a Hymn Book, and a Notebook for their Family Worship time. The necessity and usage of each is detailed below where the components of a family worship time are discussed.