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Missions—is it a turn-off?

Posted on 1/21/2020 by Greg Yoder

Even in Christian circles the word missions turns people off. Why? No clue, but in my time with another organization, whenever I would mention that word, Christians would get all glassy-eyed and stop listening. Richard from South Carolina asks, “How can parents help their kids be missions-minded at an early age?” Let me change the question, “How can we get our kids to become more outreach-minded?” Our kids imitate what they see. Are we outreach-minded? Are we as parents participating? Do we invite full-time workers from other countries into our home? And are we doing outreach either in our own neighborhood or around the world? God told Jeremiah to go despite his youth. Perhaps we should listen too.

Suggested Reading: Jeremiah 1:7 2 Timothy 4:2

Keys for Kids Parent Minute is a one-minute daily feature, hosted by Greg Yoder, the president of Keys for Kids Ministries. Amidst a vast sea of parenting experts, Greg is a real parent who’s had successes and failures raising kids. Greg shares the good and the bad about raising his own four kids–all of them now adults. He’s a real parent and grandparent, talking to real parents and grandparents about real issues facing kids and their families today.

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