A weekly family meeting is a great way to connect as a family. Check out these helpful tips to get started and get the printables to use.
Having a weekly family meeting has been a goal of mine as I have heard the concept shared in a few different podcasts. Over the summer we had a few of them to try it out and now with school starting, we are working on establishing it as a weekly rhythm.
What is a weekly family meeting?
A weekly family meeting is when your family comes together and communicates. You can do a few different things during this time. Currently, we are focusing on these things:
- Sharing prayer requests
- Sharing a verse to focus on for the month or week
- Talking about what we are each grateful for
- Sharing highs and lows of the week
- Going over the plans for the week (any appointments, sporting events, etc)
- Talking about any goals for the week
It can take less than thirty minutes and can be a great time of connection for your family.
How do I start a weekly family meeting?
Get my printable template.
I have created a weekly sheet to be used during the family meeting. It lays out everything you want to cover and will give you a framework to work with. It also includes 8 printable verse cards. You could use a different verse weekly or monthly.
Head here to get your Family Meeting Kit today!
Decide when you will do your meetings.
It is always good to have a plan. Take time now to look at your calendar. Is there a specific day of the week that will work best? Our goal is to do these on Sunday evenings because we are all preparing for the new week.
Prepare for the meeting.
The prep is pretty minimal. You will want to grab the family meeting kit and choose a verse that you are focusing on. You may want to have a special snack during this time, if that is the case take the time to prepare the snack.
Have grace with your meetings.
The first time we held a family meeting, it was chaotic. It takes time to adjust to new rhythms as a family. If you have younger kids they will need to learn to adjust to the concept. Honestly, whenever I sit down to do something intentional with my kids, I feel some challenges with it but I know that it is best to push through.
Obviously, things will come up where you may need to miss a meeting but overall work on making this a weekly rhythm. The more consistent you are with this, the more your kids will adjust to the rhythm.