What started as a Family Time lesson became a homerun activity. I use the term “homerun” to describe a Family Time activity which kids love and want to repeat and which effectively communicates a spiritual lesson. Some homerun activities are so popular that they can become a family tradition. We must have repeated the Priscilla and Aquilla activity more than 20 times. We have pictures and video of neighborhood children and friends from church all participating in this fun activity. Eight years after first leading Priscilla and Aquilla, the lesson has now become a family tradition. A tradition that I pray will continue for generations to come.
Eventually, we quit building the sheet tent but the tea parties continued. I purchased a special tea set and used it for one-on-one times with my daughter. Having tea together gave us lots of time to talk about current events and key life issues.
After many years of tea parties, I gave the special tea set to my daughter…along with great memories of our times together. I hope someday her family will continue the lesson of Priscilla and Aquilla and maybe someday she can pass the set to my grandchild.
Consider hosting a father-daughter tea party with families at church. Distribute copies of the Priscilla and Aquilla activity and encourage families to use the lesson at home.
If you find yourself repeating a Family Time lesson over and over then you probably have identified a homerun activity. Think of ways you can turn your homerun activity into a family tradition that will continue to provide biblical teaching for generations.
After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.
There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.
By Kirk Weaver
Husband to Trudi
Dad to two
1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Team Member
Founder and Executive Director of Family Time Training