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Missions—is it a turn-off?

Posted on 9/20/2016 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 in outreach? Do we invite full-time workers from other countries into our home? And are we going to 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

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