10 Ways to Raise a Missionary
1. Share you authentic faith with your children through joint service and worship.
2. Be generous with your time, possessions and friendship, in other words, be hospitable.
3. Serve people who are different than you, culturally, linguistically and economically.
4. Expose your children to different foods, sports and forms of entertainment.
5. Talk with your children about current events in the news and pray for these things.
6. Encourage your child to see the spiritual benefits of learning a second language.
7. Teach your children to develop a Christian worldview, to think with the mind of Christ.
8. Use your family vacation time to visit small congregations and serve other people.
9. Encourage your children to do a short-term mission trip in college to a foreign field.
10. And most importantly, pray for and with your children.
10 Ways to Raise a Child not Interested in Missions
1. Warm the pews of your local congregations on Sunday and make your children go with you.
2. Make yourself very busy, be stingy with God’s blessings and don’t invite people into your home.
3. Stay in your comfort zone and stay away from people who are different than you.
4. Avoid trying new foods, sports, and forms of entertainment that are not American.
5. Take an interest solely in your own country and think ethnocentrically about world events.
6. Encourage your child to learn a second language in order to make more money after college.
7. Let the world teach your children how to think and to follow the different fads and fashions.
8. Use your family vacation for personal benefit only! It’s all about you and your “needs!”
9. Encourage your children to do get a summer job to be more competitive in the job market.
10. Wish the best for your children and encourage them to make something of themselves.