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 celebration. This practice helps us to praise God in a variety of ways.
May Mission Training and Mini Missions
Each week throughout June 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 June’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 pages!
Name 3 things that are going on in your family right now.
It’s the last month of school! What has been difficult about this year? What has been wonderful?
Ask everyone in your family to choose their favourite book. Take a photo of everyone holding their current favourite book.
What do you like about celebrating God? Is there anything you find challenging?
What has God been saying to you as you have been celebrating him?
What is one was you can share God’s love this month?
What is one thing you would like to pray for your family members this month?
This past school year, we have been exploring all kinds of spiritual disciplines! What are some things you want to keep doing regularly?
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:
This post from Healthy Spirituality has a list of tips for the spiritual practice of celebration, including a free reflection guide.
This post is an excerpt from a book on intentional spirituality and focuses on the discipline of celebration when you don’t feel joyful.
This post offers a perspective of celebration as a “posture of the heart”.
Ideas for families:
This post has some ideas for celebrating the beauty of creation with kids.
This post is helpful for families to consider celebrating God’s work in their lives, no matter what the circumstances.
This post is all about helping kids celebrate the diversity of creation.
Ideas for teaching kids:
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, it’s the end of the school year and a natural time to celebrate all that God has done over this past ministry season. Have a service of celebration! Highlight your graduates from children’s ministry, middle school ministry, high school ministry. Do you also have post-secondary grads? Include photos and videos of these amazing creations! Have any of your adults had significant milestones? Embrace some time to celebrate everything God has done!
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