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.
Materials: computer or local library, varying supplies
Be a cultural learner. Pick a country or a specific people group that has few believers. You can use a resource like operationworld.org or joshuaproject.net to do this. Over the course of the month, do the following: Find the country or location of the people group on a world map. Find out how many people live there. Learn how to say “hello” in their language. What do they believe? Research what they wear and what they eat. Try to dress like them. If possible, find a restaurant that serves food like that of your people group or country and go try it!
How are these people like you? How are they different?
What do you think it would be like to grow up here?
Pray: Pray for your chosen country or people group throughout the month.
How are your beliefs about God different from the culture you learned about?
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