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)

Scripture

Psalm 78:4-7

[4] We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.

[5] He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children,

[6] so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.

[7] Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

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