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)

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The Family Is a Great Evangelist

When family relationships are approached from a scriptural basis, we are able to learn more about the nature of God and our relationship with Him. The family unit provides strength and solidarity for the church. Truth as taught by the church loses its permanence and application if it does not find corresponding conviction and use within the family. Church, Christian Day Schools, and Sunday Schools cannot be substitutes for the Christian home.

Greg R. Alsch (WLC&FS), "The Christian Family," Presentation to the Pacific Northwest District Pastors/Teachers Conference (WELS), Seattle, WA, Oct. 10, 1985

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