Policy for Use of Taking Faith Home
Taking Faith Home can be ordered as a download or with the content on a CD. Both contain the same folder with PDFs for the entire lectionary year. Many congregations print them out and place them in the weekly bulletin. However, we realize in this day and age that so many more friends and relatives of the congregation can be reached through online means. We strongly encourage you to find digital ways to get Taking Faith Home in the hands of those in your congregation.
As a result of many congregations having online streaming worship services in the past few years, Milestones Ministry encourages creative and new ways to reach households to encourage faith talk in the home. As a result, we have updated the Taking Faith Home licensing policy. The Milestones Ministry team allows—even encourages—congregations to post each month’s Taking Faith Home on their website. We also encourage congregations to put it into their E-news and worship announcement emails so that more of their congregation’s members and friends can have regular access to Taking Faith Home. This is especially important for those times when people are not in worship so that they can engage with Caring Conversations, Devotions, and Rituals and Traditions in the home that includes a weekly prayer, table grace, and blessing.
Asking for feedback on how Taking Faith Home is being used in your setting can be a helpful way to determine who is being reached and how it is being used. Publishing stories of how it is being used in an e-news or on a website or Facebook page is a good way to encourage others to engage in this devotion that is intended to be used in the home and in small groups.
For a Facebook page, we suggest you cut and paste portions of it, rather than post the entire Taking Faith Home, to engage in ongoing conversations. You could post the caring conversations one day and the scripture the next, etc.
We are grateful for the ways you partner with us in ministry and welcome your feedback. Thank you for honoring our policy to not post Taking Faith Home on a public website.