To be sure, mothers do make sacrifices for their children in a thousand little ways each day. But we have to define and evaluate these things with an eternal perspective.
We best share God's love with others by entering into their world rather than asking them to come into ours. However, Easter is a different story.
What most families need is not to do more things, but do live out their calling as a missionary in the things they are already doing. To be on mission, families don't need a shift in activity, but a shift in identity.
No one is better positioned or equipped to share the gospel with a child than his or her mom and dad.
Click here to read Part 1 In my conversations with families, particularly those with small children, I've found that the idea of being a part of a Missional Community* while leading and shepherding a family ... More...
When talking with parents of young children about the idea of being in a Missional Community, of joining a small group of believers who work together to declare and demonstrate the gospel, I usually get one of two responses.