Lutheranism provides great recipes for faith formation, such as the baptismal affirmation found in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (page 236)—to live, hear, proclaim, serve and strive. Like the recipes we use in our kitchen, our faith formation recipes are useful only when we work with them—measuring out the ingredients of our lives, mixing them into our relationships and community, and then providing sufficient energy and time for the desired result. Unlike our kitchen creations, where we may burn a batch of cookies or our soufflé may fall, our faith formation recipes will never fail. The Spirit always works with us to bring us spiritual growth and depth. So let’s get cooking!
Download a study guide for “Form a faithful foundation,” which appeared in Living Lutheran’s January 2018 print issue. This six-page study guide follows the five baptismal promises, with discussion questions and exercises to explore.