How to raise mission-minded children? Podcast
I can't say i have the answers to raising mission-minded children because this has not been my focus over the years, nor sadly was not what has been a part of my own personal life nor what I felt we needed to be training our children in. Missions and being missionaries were for others. That’s not who we were or what we did.
We just lived our lives for God and kept our faith much to ourselves or at least was not out evangelizing as missionaries that was not our call.
But recently I have been very convicted in this area. The great commission is a command for all. And I feel it is definitely something we need to be doing ourselves and raising our children to be mission-minded. How do we expect them to care about the lost and unreached if they don’t see that care in us the parents and showing them by example? They will just follow our footsteps of living their lives very much just for themselves.
So i can’t really i don’t have to how-tos, but i have the don’ts.
Missions are not just for missionaries, the call is for all. Ann Dunagan
I just came across some really great missions podcast. First, i listened to Pam Feilds podcast number 19 titled Mission Minded Motherhood where she interviewed Ann Dunagan. Ann talked about her family’s ministry and about how we are we all have a responsibility to share the gospel.
From that podcast, i went to Ann’s podcast called Mission-Minded Families podcast, and from hers found a couple of others too. Missions suitcase,
Ann Dunagan Podcast mission-minded families
The Mission Suitcase by Lisa Batchelor
The Mom Next Door By Pam Feilds # 19 Mission Minded Motherhood with Anna Dunagan.
Dos: Here is some ideas that i think we will help besides just being a good example in being mission-minded. IS praying for the unsaved, reading missionary stories, listening to missions podcast, watching missionary or missions-minded films
Dont’s: Don’t be too focused on entertainment, stuff, money, activities that pull families every from home in different directions.
The apostle Paul I believe is a good example of a missionary who was not driven by money, and went through numerous hardships for the gospel’s sake, not considering his own health and wealth. And many more noble yet humble missionaries in our history who were so dedicated and full of compassion for the hearts and souls of the lost that they went to the very ends of the earth, risking their very lives in so many different ways, had very little of material wealth, and this world's comfort for no other reason except all for the Love of God and for the sake of bringing the gospel to those that hadn't heard.
That is what we need to be presenting to our children. And are they still in? Are they still hungry for God and for living out their lives for Him and purposes? Are they willing to say yes not considering the cost or what this may cost them? Not considering what they may lose here on earth, but what they will gain in heaven.
If we are of Christ then our hearts need to be in alignment with His.
The love of God is laying down our lives for others.
In Him, Mae Renfroe
I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Paul, of over 22 years. Mommy to 9 blessings, ages 21 to 3 years. Our 2nd oldest son, at age 14, has gone on to be with the Lord on April 19th, 2017. I share about that new road we are on here on my blog.
My first 7 years of blogging.
Great inspirational reading!
"I believe a greater intimacy with God leads us to an inner peace, unquenchable joy, & an ever-lasting hope regardless of what we go through in life." Mae