Free Family Devotional

517 People Week

What Is 517 People Week?

2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

This FREE 7 day devotional will help your family rediscover together what it means to live as new creations in Christ.

Gospel-centered and user friendly!


Set a New Course

For life in your home that endures through trials and causes real growth in Christlikeness.

Watch Together

Each devotional begins with a light-hearted, 2-4 minute video that introduces that day’s identity statement.

Read Together

PDF devotional with coordinating coloring pages and word puzzles for the kids!

father reading

Identity Statements covered

  • New Creation in Christ
  • Hidden in Christ
  • Forgiven in Christ
  • Righteousness in Christ
  • Dead to Sin in Christ
  • Branch in Christ
  • Ambassador for Christ

what families are saying

“Having gained some insight into my identity in Christ in the last couple of years, 5:17 People Week was an excellent way to share our identity in Christ with my children of different ages and with different levels of understanding. The time of fellowship as a family was very meaningful, And I hope this leads to more time together in discussions about the biblical text.”

Sam H.

Father and elder

“Great week. Enjoyed the journey and appreciate the lighthearted videos.

This was a great reminder to me of God’s love for me. That joy and happiness are different and that I am God’s ambassador in every situation of my life, I need to act like it. Not in just my actions but in my heart.”

Tim J.


“5:17 People Week caused our family to gather every evening regardless of what other interests we may have had. Nightly devotions were the norm for years, but has the kids got older, it got harder to bring the family together. So, the focused week was helpful and a good reminder that daily family devotions can be engaging and joyous..”

Steve S.


“In a world shouting that I can be whatever I want and do whatever I feel … was refreshing to hear the voice of TRUTH about who I am, according to my Creator. “Who am I?” is not a question I have to wrestle with or try to figure out….my Creator has already answered that question. I can rest and cease striving..”

Jeff M.


Home In Him Podcast

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