Get In The Game

Lessons from a Global Event

What’s bigger than the Super Bowl or the Olympic games? The world’s largest sporting event, the FIFA World Cup, begins today. For the next three weeks, football (soccer in the US) fans will cheer on their favorites from among the 32 qualifying countries. As families, we can leverage this global event to learn about and…

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Discover God’s Word

Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Man

In our family devotions, we desire to deepen our children’s understanding of God in a way that connects with their hearts and shapes their lives. Studying the Bible through a “God-sized lens” will help us understand who God is and how He acts in our world. This approach will also change how our children view…

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Connect with God’s World

Meet the Tajiks

Help your family embrace God’s love for the world. Watch and discuss this video together to learn about the Tajiks (TAH-jeeks), a Muslim group in Central Asia. Afterwards, pray that this unreached people group would come to know Jesus. Watch:  Watch Tajik Kids with your family. Discuss: Tajik children enjoy having fun with their friends.…

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God Who Pursues

So much about parenting is hard. The sleepless nights, the pouring out, the not knowing what I’m doing. But the hardest thing is how little control I have over what matters most. Jeff and my greatest hope for our children is that they’d know and walk with Christ. My greatest fear is that they won’t.…

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Welcoming: Bring Your Children With You

Maryam threw open the door, waving my five-year-old daughter and me into a colorful, loud room, covered women and laughing children everywhere, with tables piled high with all kinds of Iraqi specialty dishes. “You are my special guests! Come meet all my friends. Here is little Kashka, who is your Savannah’s age.”  Maryam grasped Savannah’s…

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Chalkdust and Harvest Fields

Cover the school year in prayer

A new school year brings excitement and busy schedules. It also provides your family with opportunities to meet new people and invest in the lives of teachers and students. Since many schools have diverse populations, it’s possible that the nations may be represented in your children’s classrooms. Do you view your local school as a…

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How Our Family Welcomed Asylum Seekers

One ordinary Monday night, after school and soccer practice, in the middle of our suburban middle-class life, my husband and I called our children into the living room for a family meeting. Just because we didn’t live in India anymore, didn’t mean we couldn’t serve the nations, right where we lived. “People from Guatemala are…

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Explore

Star Festival

Exploring traditions from other cultures is one way to expand your family’s view of the world and cultivate a heart for the peoples God loves. Learn about the Star Festival, an important annual holiday in Japan. On July 7, families across Japan celebrate Tanabata (TAH-nuh-BAH-tah), or the Star Festival, just like their ancestors have for…

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Summertime

Intentional Family Discipleship

Who doesn’t love summertime? Warmth and sun. Pool with friends. Camping and hiking. Exploring and resting. Summertime is often when amazing family memories are made! We learn and grow as we spend more time together. Take advantage of a different pace to build some new traditions for your family and go deeper with God together!…

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Empowered with Global Vision

By David Puerto, interviewed by Carissa Potter David lives in Guatemala with his wife and two young children. He recently participated in a Parenting with a Global Vision small group study. His biggest takeaway? “Never underestimate what God can do through your children in His global mission.” Find out how the study has inspired, challenged,…

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