Family visitation is one of the most important tasks of the elders. The elders visit each family of the congregation on a bi-annual basis. The visits occur on Tuesday evenings from September till May. The elders go out two-by-two to an assigned family in their district. This practice is designed to ascertain how the family is doing.
The elders select a theme and a passage of Scripture to guide the conversation during family visitation. As a result, the elders can encourage families in a particular area. Elders ask age-appropriate questions based on the theme and passage of Scripture. This provides a foundation for spiritual conversation with the family.
Family visitation is an important way of connecting the church together. It encourages spiritual reflection and growth, and provides an informal way to come around the Word of God. This practice has become a valued aspect of congregational life for both the elders and families.