As the people of God, we have a special calling to reach out to our Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth. One of the ways to fulfill this calling is to send missionaries. But how do you decide which missionaries are the best fit for your church?
Children of missionaries may be known as “missionary kids” (MKs), but that doesn’t make them missionaries like their parents. God has unique plans and purposes for their lives, and it’s important to walk alongside them as they follow Jesus.
Here are five common misconceptions about life as a kid of a missionary—understanding these misconceptions can help us better support these youth.
1. They know all the answers in youth group.
With the increased movement of people around the world, it’s becoming more and more likely that students in academic classrooms or church groups will have lived in more than one country during their lifetimes.
Jesus’ final command to his disciples in the Bible was to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). As believers, we are called to spread God’s word throughout the world—whether that is just outside our door or across the globe. Use this collection of Bible verses to discuss the call to missions in your conversations, sermons, worship, work, and service.
A well-planned missionary visit can make a big difference in how your church views missions. Here are some tips to plan a successful missionary visit: