THE FAMILY MONTH IS HERE AGAIN
The annual family month of He’s Alive Chapel is here again and the theme is an enchanting one – Building a Culture of Honour in the Family. Culture is defined as a way of life of a people. Honour refers to a culture of honesty, integrity, fairness in ones belief and actions. It also refers to high respect created due to worth, merit and rank. Both definitions clearly project what the theme of the family month seeks to achieve – introducing a way of life in our families that is filled with honesty, integrity, fairness, merit, high worth and rank. No doubt, introducing a culture of honor into any family system raises the net-worth of such families, but it certainly comes with a huge price.
The fact is that every family is rated, if not by them but by others around. We hear statements such as ‘don’t deal with members of that family or don’t marry a person from this family’. Affirmative statements like ‘I wish my family was like this family’ clearly indicate that families are ranked by observers. Undoubtedly such ranking (in a few cases) may be based on wrong premises, but in many cases, it is based on the output of such families to their environment. The question remains, ‘what input did these families make to warrant such variation of opinion’. It is our prayer that through this month, God will direct us to develop and introduce a code of behavior in our families that will bring out colourful and beautiful families through us for our generation.
The goal of the month is to entrench the principles of honour within the families of He’s Alive Chapel. The objectives remain to:
- Raise awareness on the culture of honour as a foundational element of successful families
- Stimulate monologues, dialogues and group discussions on processes and methodologies for entrenching generational frameworks of honor within the families
- Provide basic support to guide families willing to lay the enduring foundation of honor within their families
It is hoped that through the programmes and activities of the month, the following will result:
- Every family in HAC will know what honour means and strive to make it a foundational family principle
- Principles of honour will be set as benchmarks for all members of the HAC family
- Heads of families will see the need to transfer this principle generationally through their children and wards by creating dialogues, enabling environment and discourses to achieve this.
The Family month will feature activities such as Bible studies, home studies, talkshows, seminars, panel discussions, role plays, dramas, filmshows, honeymoon programs. The honeymoon program is an innovative date night program that sees couples check into a cosy hotel and stay for several days within which love and romance enhancing activities are carried out. Such activities include: discussions, moonlighting, games (indoor and outdoor), talkshows, filmshows all targeted to improve communication, romance, sex lives and home beauty. The plan is to stimulate the desire for honour in every home. Such desire is likely through God to produce good works in that direction.