Six Habits of Missional Engagement for Households
You haven’t heard much from me since the first of the year because I’ve been busy writing a workbook for the course called Six Habits of Missional Engagement for Households. It’s all about the practical ways a family can participate in God’s mission. I’m writing to let you know that the workbook is now complete. The concept for this course began coming to me about 14 years ago and I’ve been working on it off and on since then.
God has created families for the purpose of His mission. In the first chapter of Genesis, we read that God created man in His own image, male and female He created them. In the mathematics of God’s creation, one does not exist without two. For any person to exist, two others are required. It’s not just about biology, but it’s theology. This is the meaning of being created in His image – not alone. From the beginning of creation, God envisioned family. As soon as He had created them, He commissioned them “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth.” From the very beginning families were designed and appointed for mission. After His resurrection, Jesus commanded his disciples “As the Father sent me, even so I send you.” This was not a new mission, but a refocusing, an upward transformation of the mission that was given in the beginning. What began in the first chapter of the Bible, continues through the followers of Jesus.
We’ve created a short video to tell about this course. You can view it by clicking on this link: Introduction – Six Habits of Missional Engagement for Households.
This summer I will be teaching the course Six Habits of Missional Engagement for Households in connection with the New Wilmington Mission Conference, which will be held online only. On Sunday, July 12 at 5 PM Eastern time, I will be conducting a webinar for those who may be interested in this course. Here is the announcement for the webinar and the link to register:
Your family is God’s mission. What does that mean?
What does it take to kindle and fuel the fire of mission right at the center of your family’s life each day? In these eight online sessions we will dive more deeply into what it looks like to be a household living out God’s mission. Each session will include some child-friendly activities. Join us for an informational webinar this Sunday, July 12 at 5:00pm Eastern on Zoom where course author Donald Marsden will present an overview of what you can expect when you take part in the course Six Habits of Missional Engagement for Households.
After signing up, you will receive an email with an invitation to the webinar on Zoom as well as additional information on Donald’s Six Habits of Missional Engagement for Households.
Who should consider taking this course? Families with children, grandparents, pastors who would like to teach families to participate in God’s mission, mission pastors, anyone who would like to grow more deeply involved in God’s mission.
If you cannot participate in the webinar, but would like to register for the course, which includes purchasing the workbook, click on this link: click on this link:
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