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