The Hausvater Project

Hausvater: /HAUS-fah-ter/
noun (German)
1. Housefather.
2. Spiritually responsible head of household, including the housefather as assisted by the housemother.
>> Example: "As the Hausvater should teach it [Christian doctrine] to the entire family ..."
(Martin Luther, Small Catechism, 1529)

Bible Studies

Discovering Your Vocations in the Family, Church, and Society


A free Bible study for use in your congregation or home!

Lesson Outline:

  1. What Is the Doctrine of Vocation?
  2. Discovering Your Vocation in the Family
  3. Discovering Your Vocation in the Church
  4. Discovering Your Vocation in Civil Society

How to Use This Bible Study

  • “Discovering Your Vocations” is suitable for adult Bible studies in the congregation as well as for home study, with parents leading senior-high level children.
  • Each of the four lessons is designed for one long class (60 to 75 minutes) or else two shorter classes (45 minutes each).
    • To adjust the pacing, the instructor may assign different people to look up distinct Bible passages (for a faster pace) or have all participants look up each passage together (for a slower pace).
    • When a lesson is split into two sessions, the introductory prayer may be re-used during the second session.
  • Instructors also may wish to view the video archive of a series of presentations concerning vocation that Dr. Ryan MacPherson delivered at the 2016 Wittenberg Academy Family Retreat.

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TAGS: Fatherhood, Civic Order, Motherhood, Family, Vocation

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