Raising a spiritual child from a Christian perspective

Pastor Jimmy Bartz gives suggestions on how parents can foster spirituality in their children
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Raising a spiritual child from a Christian perspective

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Raising a spiritual child is an interesting question. The first thing that pops into my mind is how do you not raise a spiritual child? The idea that everyone is spiritual and has some capacity for that. But we also know that spirituality is a muscle that needs to be exercised. So the basic principles around raising spiritual children is practice, practice, practice. Exercising in those areas of virtue, cultivating courage, love, hope, compassion, justice in your child's life in whatever way that makes sense for your family. Maybe it's encouraging your child to engage in a sport that she has a little bit of hesitancy or tentativeness around. Or perhaps it's taking your children to engage in social service opportunities where they can extend themselves compassionately to those in need.

Pastor Jimmy Bartz gives suggestions on how parents can foster spirituality in their children

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Jimmy Bartz

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Jimmy serves as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Prior to coming to Jackson, he was the founder and priest at Thad’s, an emergent Episcopal Church in the Santa Monica, California, in the Diocese of Los Angeles. He has also served as the Campus Missioner at the University of Texas in Austin, at All Saints’ in Austin, Texas, and All Saints’ Parish in Beverly Hills, California. He is a graduate the University of Texas at Austin and Virginia Theological Seminary. Presently, he serves as the Chair of the Board of the Episcopal Evangelism Society, and in years past has worked with Red Bull High Performance teaching athletes spiritual disciplines, with Naval Special Warfare working to create systems for character development within special operations teams, and was a speaker at TEDx, Venice Beach.
Married to Cindy and dad to Jas and Jade, the Bartz family loves to spend time outside mountaineering, skiing, fly-fishing, hunting and surfing.  Jimmy is currently writing a book on the spirituality of risk.

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