We are so excited to continue our deep dive into the heart of missions and what that looks like for us as a part of the Body of Christ. Last month we discussed the importance of making the personal choice of being on mission. This month, we will look at what it looks like to be a family on mission.
Why are we talking about families? Because God loves FAMILIES! The family is the first place the mission should be taught, practiced, and nurtured. The Bible says in Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he grows older he will not abandon it.”
Often the Church is seen as being the main theological influence in the life of families. Yet, the family came before the Church. Genesis 1:28 established the beginning of families. It says, “God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
How do you have a family on mission? The easiest way to begin is to take the steps from last month (Pray Missional Prayers and Be Present and Available to the Mission) and do them as a family. Teach your children what the Mission is. Discuss with your spouse the implication of the Mission and steps you can take together.
To help you begin this journey, below we have included some fun missional resources for kids.
Prayer Card Games:
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