Creating Life-Changing Experiences through Family Mission Work

Posted by Liz Perraud at

By Shirley Carlson, La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, California

Families that serve others together build powerful bonds. It doesn't matter what age your children are. Mission projects help them realize what it means to be Christ's hands in the world. 

Serving others helps to clarify family values by taking the focus off of ourselves and the materialism in our society. Instead, the whole family experiences the joy of being a blessing to others. Be prepared for life-changing experiences.

To get started, consider these online resources:

WMU Missions for Life (ideas for different ages)

Families on Mission (ideas for young ages)

World Servants (pre-planned mission trips)

Step Into My Shoes

The Kids' Guide to Service Projects

GenOn's Mission and Service Pinterest board


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