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 worship. This practice helps us to praise God in a variety of ways.
May 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 May’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.
Spring has sprung! What are your favourite activities to do in spring?
Have the kids pick outfits for the whole family. Take some fun pictures with what they chose!
What do you like about worshipping God? What do you find challenging?
What has God been saying to you as you have been worshipping 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?
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:
Worship: A Practical Guide is a book excerpt from The Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Calhoun.
The Many Landscapes of Worship by Richard Foster is a great article to read with some practical suggestions.
The Heart of Worship is a podcast with Dallas Willard and John Ortberg.
Ideas for families:
This article is helpful for tips on making your home a place of worship.
This guide is a helpful resource for family worship and includes a resource list at the end as well.
Seeds Family Worship has great resources both for purchase and for free.
Ideas for teaching kids:
This idea for Praise Packs is a great way to engage kids in worship, whether you are back in person or whether you continue with online worship. You might consider preparing packs for families to pick up or to drop off to families.
This lesson from Ministry to Children is a great lesson for kids about worshipping God.
This article has some great tips for equipping families to worship at home.
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, try having every generation represented on your worship team this month. Incorporate people of every generation in musical worship, prayers, and readings. Consider incorporating artwork as well.
Consider this article and this article and this article for some ideas to incorporate in your planning.
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