The COVID-19 pandemic, along with heightened racial and political tensions, have sparked massive conflicts throughout our state and nation in the last year and a half. However, in the midst of the chaos, families have a unique opportunity to be missional in their homes and neighborhoods.
- Loving God and loving His Word
Loving God and loving His Word is foundational for the Christian life. God’s great love for us compels us to love Him in return. Parents and their children can cultivate their relationship with the Lord through His Word. When families display their love for God and His Word, their neighbors will notice.
- Being transformed by God’s Word
Being transformed by God’s Word is the natural result of loving God and His Word. As parents and their children dig deeper into the Bible and memorize Scripture, the Holy Spirit will guide them to live out God’s commands in every aspect of their lives. Transformation for mothers, fathers and children may occur gradually or quickly. Whenever it occurs, neighbors, friends and coworkers will see a difference.
- Loving others and being missional
Loving others and being missional is the byproduct of God’s work in a parent and child’s heart. Transformation that takes place in the home can be unleashed into family members’ everyday lives. Look for opportunities to love and serve others in our community.
In the midst of the chaos, families have a unique opportunity to be missional in their homes and neighborhoods.
The aforementioned steps are highlighted in the “Acts 2:39 Missional Families” resource, which provides parents with tools to equip them to take disciple-making in and outside their homes to a new level. The resource includes easy-to-use guides to help families be strategic in their communities. Other activities focus on connecting with, praying for and engaging in spiritual conversations with your neighbors. The resource equips families to be confident to share the love of Christ with a fearful world.
During these uncertain times, our heavenly Father has given families a wonderful opportunity to be still and know that He is God. Now is the time to exalt Him in our homes, neighborhoods and all the earth.
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