Families on Mission

Raising Thankful Children

Thankful table

Growing up, most of us were taught to be thankful for what we had. For many of us, saying “thank you” was just as important as saying “excuse me” or “yes, ma’am.”

If you grew up in the South, that was especially true for you! But beyond saying the words themselves, how do we teach our children to be truly thankful people? It starts by modeling real thankfulness.

November Play and Learn

Thank you God for Families

Thank You, God, for Families!

Families on Mission: Fall Kickoff Event!

It’s that time of year when memories of summer are fading and school is back in session. As a leader of Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors, or Children in Action, you feel drawn to this personal ministry. In this position, you want to reach families with children in this age group.

Families on Mission: 9 Practical Ways to Use Family Vacation as a Missions Trip

Summer is just around the corner, and plans for fun family vacations have already begun! Share the following ideas with your GA, RA, or CA families to encourage them to add a missional element to their next trip.  

Families on Mission

Give flowers

Sharing God's love together is sure to ignite a lifelong passion for missions in your family! Use these resources at home to reinforce what preschoolers are learning at church. Talking about and praying for missionaries will spark creative ideas for helping others in your own community.  

WMU has developed resources that can help your family reach out to others.

Families on Mission: Providing Socks and Gloves to a Local Shelter

On cold days, warm hands and feet surely do feel good! Among the things we take for granted are a drawer full of clean socks and a pair of gloves in our jacket pockets. Have you ever been without these? I don't think I have.

Families on Mission: Volunteering at a Local Food Bank

As a youth pastor, I am always looking for opportunities to include families in ministry. Family involvement is crucial in the spiritual growth of children. Part of that spiritual growth begins when children begin to think with a missions mindset—from inward to outward thinking.

Summer Sun, Family Fun: How to Be a Family on Mission This Summer

Summer is imminent — and so are opportunities for your family to serve others and share the love of Jesus together! Whether you can’t wait for the sun, heat and beach-weather clothing or you’re just biding your time until it cools off again (me), summer is too important to waste.

Spring Break Is Right Around the Corner!

It's winter now, but spring break is on its way! Got plans yet? I would think many of the families in your church already have plans for spring break and maybe even have trips planned.

Family Traditions

Country music fans are probably familiar with the song titled “Family Traditions.” It plays quite frequently on the radio.

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