3 Ways to Minister as a Family

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Why do we exist? What is our purpose for being on earth? Why doesn't God just save us and immediately "take us home"?

We were born to glorify God. Our purpose is to extend His kingdom here on earth. "Let Your kingdom come, let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Our calling is to do all we can to take as many people as possible with us to heaven when we go.   How this plays out in each individual life varies; but the foundational purpose for all of our lives is the same - advance the kingdom of God. Or as my dad says:   

Plunder hell to populate heaven!

  And there is nothing more beautiful, more inspiring or more powerful than a family that evangelizes together as a unit. 

Here are 3 creative ways you can evangelize together as a family.


1. Make a prayer wall
The key to intentionally fulfilling a priority is to keep it in front of your face. It is so easy to let priorities slip when we get caught up in day-to-day routines of shopping, laundry, dishes, meals, and busing our kids from band practice to sports games. A prayer wall can be simple. Designate an area where you pin verses about the great commission, quotes about evangelism, and even possibly list those you are praying for. You can get very creative with this!
Ideas include:
Painting a chalkboard
Using a bulletin board
Make a ribbon memo board
2. Make picture Bible bookmarks
As a family, you can make picture Bible bookmarks. Using pictures of those you are praying for, make a bookmark for your Bible that will be a daily reminder to pray for their salvation.
Materials needed for this are: card stock, clear contact paper, glue, markers, ribbon, and any other craft supplies needed to decorate the bookmark.
3. Hold a weekly huddle
Purpose to meet together once a week to share testimonies, struggles or ways that you can use more opportunities to evangelize as a family. Weekly huddles are great ways to hold each other accountable and to remember to look for open doors to share the gospel with those you meet.
As life cycles around with the dishes, diapers and laundry, may we be more intentional about seizing every opportunity possible to spread the good news that Jesus has defeated death, mankind can live free from condemnation, and that eternal life with Jesus is possible now!

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Rosilind Jukic, a Pacific Northwest native, is a missionary living in Croatia and married to her Bosnian hero. Together they live in the country with their 2 active boys where she enjoys fruity candles, good coffee and a hot cup of herbal tea on a blustery fall evening. Her passion for writing led her to author her best-selling book The Missional Handbook. At A Little R & R she encourages women to find contentment in what God created them to be. You can also find her at Missional Call where she shares her passion for local and global missions. She can also be found at these other places on a regular basis. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google +.

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