The Hausvater Project encourages a lifetime of immersion in the Scriptures and the worship life of the Church:
- Thank God for Mr. Anonymous!
- The Heart of the Church: A Confirmation Sermon
- Confirmation Memories: A 30-Year Retrospective
- Free Marriage, Parenting, and Home Devotion Materials
Confirmation: Learning to Follow Christ in Word and Sacrament
Confirmation is not simply a “graduation” from Sunday School, but it is the beginning of a lifetime of following Christ in His Word and Sacraments. Through studying the Six Chief Parts of the Christian faith, Christian young people are taught to find Christ in the Means of Grace, which nourish their faith their entire lives. Learning about Jesus is not a one-time class, but a lifetime of immersion in the Scriptures and the worship life of the Church.
Thank God for Mr. Anonymous!
By Ryan MacPherson
“Where do you go each morning? You disappear for about ten minutes. Why?”
“I go out the porch,” he explained, pointing to the front entrance. “That’s where I read my Bible each morning.”
He reads his Bible every day? Suddenly I was embarrassed to admit, even silently to myself, that I did not read my Bible daily, nor much at all, actually. I attended church. My parents had enrolled me at a Christian high school. There we had chapel daily, and religion courses, too, plus every subject was taught from a biblical perspective. Now I was attending a Christian apologetics boot camp for youth. I had brought my Bible along, and I took it to every session. I knew how to follow the speaker’s presentation and look up passages. But to read my Bible on my own? Daily? This idea never had occurred to me.
The Heart of the Church: A Confirmation Sermon
By Jonathan Conner
So listen now, cofirmands ... you need this Word and this Meal like your lungs need air. Christians who stay away from this preached Word and this shared meal are like someone who thinks he doesn’t need air to live. Either he’s really good at holding his breath or he’s dead. If you’re faith isn’t being nourished regularly by this Word and this Meal, your faith is dying. Click to continue reading...
Confirmation Memories: A 30-Year Retrospective
By Ryan MacPherson
I’m guessing your confirmation pastor didn’t have the same peculiarities as mine. But that’s okay. There’s really nothing unique about teaching most important parts. Every pastor should stick to the same script. I mean, of course, the Six Chief Parts of the Christian faith, as set forth in Holy Scripture and summarized so succinctly in Luther’s Small Catechism Click to continue reading...
Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education XIX
Are you interested in classical education? Would you like to know more about distinctively Lutheran approaches to classical education? Join the Hausvater Project for the 2019 Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education conference at Concordia University, Chicago, July 16-18, 2019. Click for more information.
Forgiveness in Christ: it’s for you and your children. (Acts 2:38-29)
The Hausvater Project seeks to equip Christian men and women for distinctive and complementary vocations in family, church, and society, by fostering research and education in light of Holy Scripture as proclaimed by the Lutheran Confessions.