We are so excited to BLAST OFF with you into loving God and loving others!
Get ready for some cool ways that we can blast closer to God – that’s our mission training – and serve others – that’s our mini-missions!
There will be time to explore with your church, your family and on your own. All the while, God will be at the center!
This month we will be focusing on confession. This practice helps us to be more like Jesus by learning what is means to say sorry and admit wrongdoing.
April Mission Training and Mini Missions
Each week throughout February on Instagram and on this Facebook Page we will post a Mission Training (on Mondays) and a Mini Mission (on Thursdays) Follow us for these posts and more family faith forming posts. Share with the families in your community and invite them to follow us too! Want to see the posts we will be sharing? Or are you or the families in your community not on Instagram of Facebook? You can see all of April’s posts here.
Family time capsule
During this exceptional year, wouldn’t it be interesting to create a record of what God is doing in your family as you grow together?
This is easy – with a few prompts, you can create a cool time capsule. You can do it in a journal or notebook. (If your really keen, check out some ideas we have gathered on crafty time capsule ideas that we have compiled on this Pinterest board)
PRO-TIP: Date your page
Name 3 things that are going on in your family right now.
It’s Easter! What did your family do to celebrate? What is something you felt God tell you over the Easter season?
Take a picture of the whole family outside on a beautiful spring day! Feeling courageous? Try a family picture outside in the spring rain!
What do you like about confession and forgiveness? What do you find challenging?
What has God been saying to you as you have been seeking him?
What is one way you can share God’s love this month?
What is one thing you would like to pray for your family this month?
Ministry leaders, are you looking for more resources and ideas for incorporating this month’s discipline into your ministry? Here are a few to consider:
For your own learning:
Check out this article from Renovare about the discipline of confession.
Ideas for families:
This is a great idea for families to teach about sin and confession.
This post has some great ideas for confession prayers with kids.
Ideas for teaching kids:
Check out this resource for doing the Daily Examen with kids. This is a helpful resource to bring out the topic of confession. The video models a great way to do this virtually too!
Intergenerational Worship Experience
Pastors – Blast off with your whole congregation with this intergenerational exercise. It’s something everyone can do, regardless of age. This is a practical option if your services are online, too.
Pastors – Consider sharing with your congregation about how confession is like washing your clothes. Sin is like the dirt on the clothes. When we confess our sins to God, his forgiveness washes us clean, just like how the dirt comes out of our clothes.
Consider this article and this article in your planning.
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