So, you’re on the North Campus Core Team? Are you bringing your family? In that case I believe that God has called your family to be a “Missional Family.”
What is a Missional Family? I believe that a Missional Family is one that mobilizes their entire family to reach out to others in many aspects of life. It doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to travel to foreign countries; however, you have servant hearts and feel led to share your possessions, live hospitably, serve together at church, and engage in a Gospel-centered lifestyle.
I think that a lot of times people want to be “missional” but feel they cannot work it into their busy family and work schedule. However, it is actually not a matter of scheduling ministry because God’s mission is our entire lives. Your home, neighborhood, workplace, school, daycare, favorite eateries, and the tons of other places you go is your mission field.
Now that we are GO-ing north, it’s critical to remember that our kids are not simply in tow or along for the ride. Rather, our kids have the potential to be the catalyst that reaches more people and have more impact for the Kingdom than I believe any of us can imagine. Let’s be parents that disciple them and include them. Let’s learn together how to be the Missional Families that God has called us to be.
Over the next several months leading up to our campus opening, my passion will be supporting you, as parents, in teaching our kids what it means to be a member of a Missional Family. Click here for practical ways to engage your children in becoming a “Missional Family”.
North Campus Children’s Pastor