Is it possible for a busy wife and mother to be involved in Kingdom work? Some people would say that women with young kids simply don’t have the time. But I’ve come across several very creative moms who are living life to the full, enjoying their children–and acting as ambassadors for the Kingdom at the same time. Here’s a great example from Judy Russell who sent me this facebook message a few days ago.
I’ve heard you speak about the role or lack of role of women in Christian communities and thought you would like to hear about something amazing going on over here in Santa Cruz, CA with moms and kids.
I started a new type of play date group about 3 1/2 years ago called the Bible Experience. Our play dates consist of picking a Bible verse and doing it with our children. We are a mix of moms from different faith backgrounds and current beliefs, but all open to practicing scripture since it reflects common values such as generosity, kindness, creativity, etc.
For example, our next Bible Experience will be held at a local (secular) nursing home. We will be putting into practice Luke 2:11-14 by Christmas Caroling with our children.
Our previous Bible experience was help at a (secular) family shelter where we put into practice John 4:16 by making placemats with the moms and children staying there. Our children played alongside the resident children and made friends with them. A while back we went to a local park and put up signs for free face painting and the scripture verse 1 Samuel 16:7.
Sorry this is so long-winded, but the Bible Experience has reached moms in and outside the church, disciples our children, and is transforming lives. I just wanted to share it you.
What kind of creative ideas have you come across?
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