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Journal entries focus on the heart and motivation for World Christian parenting. Monthly articles written by key authors and ministry leaders offer wisdom and inspiration as you disciple your children and pursue intentionality in the midst of family life. Additional thoughts and devotionals written by Weave team members encourage you to draw near to Jesus for wisdom, strength, and grace as you navigate everyday realities and encounter situations you don’t feel equipped to deal with. Enlarge your vision for what God can do with ordinary families whose hearts and lives are yielded to Him.

What is a Mission-Minded Family?

In a mission-minded family, there’s a God-infused energy. There’s a focus on God’s worldwide purpose, and there’s a passion for the lost. There’s a spiritual depth and hunger that reaches beyond the maintenance mode of cultural Christianity.

A mission-minded family emphasizes leadership, calling, and destiny. There’s a prevailing attitude of self-sacrifice and an emphasis on total submission to God’s will. And there’s an unmistakable and contagious joy.

A mission-minded family … loves to make God smile!

A mission-minded family … learns to be diligent, because there’s work to be done and many needs in this world.

A mission-minded family … enjoys presents at Christmastime, but never forgets all the little children in Cambodia who have nothing.

A mission-minded family … is focused on eternity.

A mission-minded family … knows how to find Afghanistan, Bolivia, Singapore, and Tibet, and imagines more than what they see on a map.

A mission-minded family … eats rice!

A mission-minded family … learns how to share the “gospel colors” and is excited about the miniature EvangeCube that can hook to a kid’s backpack.

A mission-minded family … dreams of traveling around the world and makes sure each person has an updated passport–just in case!

A mission-minded family … thinks about the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and all the people wearing green who don’t have a clue that Patrick was a missionary.

A mission-minded family … lives in SUB-mission!

A mission-minded family … shakes missionaries’ hands after church and invites their family over for dinner.

A mission-minded family … knows that when the Lord guides, He also provides.

A mission-minded family … is strategically aimed for God’s purpose.

A mission-minded family … anticipates the excitement of the teenage years and looks forward to youth group mission trips.

A mission-minded family … keeps active and healthy in order to be physically able to do whatever God requires.

A mission-minded family … gives generously – even when it hurts!

A mission-minded family … enjoys carry-on luggage with wheels, final boarding calls, and airline peanuts.

A mission-minded family … thinks beyond the box of what’s merely expected and hope to do something big (or something little) for God.

A mission-minded family … lives for Jesus!

So now it’s your turn. How are you living as a mission-minded family? Do any of these ideas bring to mind specific ideas or experiences? As you and your children develop more of a heart for world missions, you can also help to mobilize other families and parents. Consider using the Internet to spread the word.

Add a favorite mission URL to Facebook or share a blog post from your favorite mission website.

Take a photo of your family doing something demonstrating a heart for missions and add a fun “A mission-minded family …” description.

Post a missions photo on Instagram.

Search Pinterest for fun missions activities, globe decorations or world mission’s ideas. Pin a few favorites.

Be sure to add the hashtags #missions #family with a link to the website.

Together, as mission-minded families, we can be a light for Jesus in this world and invite others to join with us.


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