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Activities provide practical ways to embrace the Great Commission as a core vision of family discipleship, influencing new traditions and strategic lifestyle choices. Published weekly, activities unpack key concepts surrounding how and why we do missions, near and far. We focus on four key areas: Discover, Explore, Connect, and Live.

Why do we do missions? Bible-based activities trace God’s global heart, woven throughout Scripture. Discussion questions focus on the person and eternal purposes of Christ and what this means for us, as disciples of Jesus. Allow God to align your family’s hearts and lives with His desire to be glorified in all peoples.

How do we do missions? Experiential learning activities introduce aspects of missions: God’s movement in history, barriers and bridges to the gospel, unreached peoples, and the role of the Church. Step into your family’s place in history and use your God-given blessings to reach out to others both near and far.

Who is our focus when we do missions? First-person stories provide a window into the lives of boys and girls in unreached people groups. Stories include an interactive cultural activity, suggested recipe, and prayer focus. Help enlarge your children’s world while developing a lifestyle of prayer for their unreached peers around the globe.

How does my family do missions? Right-where-you-live activities that encourage new traditions, intentional lifestyle changes, and ministry involvement. It’s not about adding more to your plate, but making the most of everyday routines. Discover and embrace your family’s unique role in God’s kingdom and live it out in intentional ways.

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Family Worship

Family Activity: Look up the lyrics to a worship song in two languages different from the one you speak (or use the lyrics below). Learn a verse of the song in all three languages (your native language as well as two additional languages). Divide your family into three groups. Give each group lyrics in a…

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Prayer Driving

Family Activity: As you drive, there are many visual reminders of things you can pray for. Maybe you see a man sleeping on the sidewalk or children playing at a local school. You may hear an ambulance going by. You may pass by an international market, a mosque, or a different place of worship. While…

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Storytime

Family Activity: Select a bedtime story from a different culture. You’ll find many of these at your local library or even online. There are many cultural variations of common fairy tales that your child may already be familiar with. Find the country of the story’s origin on a map. Pray for the kids in that…

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Shopping

Running to the store for groceries, school supplies, clothing, or maybe picking out a new toy is a commonality in most families. Many of the products we buy are made all over the world. Family Activity: As you pick up items at the store, have your child look at the package or tag to see…

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Cooking

Family Activity: With many online resources like Pinterest, trytheworld.com, and Weave’s cultural recipes, it’s not hard to get your hands on recipes from around the world. Gather the family together to cook a dish from another culture. As you prepare the meal together, take time to learn some new things about that culture. Before your…

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School Friends

Many schools are becoming more and more diverse. It’s possible that the nations are represented in your child’s classroom. Though these students may have different cultures or backgrounds, they are still similar to your child in many ways. Encourage your child to reach out and befriend those who are different. Family Activity: Before the school…

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Birthdays

Family Activity: Teaching Time: varying Materials: varying Begin to pay attention to specific causes or peoples that God might be placing on your child’s heart. When his birthday comes around, encourage the spirit of giving in him and his friends. Host a world-themed party. In lieu of gifts, ask guests to bring items for a…

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Inviting Others In

We invite people to things all the time - to the movies, to dinner, to a sporting event, etc. We invite people to what we care about, what we enjoy, what we are passionate about. Family Activity: Invite a family or individual to church that does not know Jesus. Go out to lunch after church.…

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Vacation

Family Activity: Many vacations are a time to get away from it all and just be together as a family, but God may have opportunities for you to bless others. Make it a goal to bless and encourage a different person each day of your trip. Save up money to use to encourage individuals throughout…

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Cultural Instrument

Music is a great way to explore world cultures as a family. People all over the world make music, sing, and dance. Many will fasten things like bells, shells, or even goat nails to their ankles and wrists to create sound as they dance. Family Activity: Teaching Time: 15 minutes In India, classical Indian dancers…

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