Thursday, April 30, 2009

Arbors Missio Community

Our Missio Community meets on Sunday afternoon. We have 7 families in our MC, most of which have small to elementary age children. We also had a special guest on Sunday, one of the families' Aunt Lillian. She is 91 years old, as well as one of the biggest supporters of Missio Lux I know!

One of the biggest hesitations that people have about Missio Lux is "What will happen to the children if they don't go to Sunday School?"

I can now say with great confidence that they will thrive.

Here are some of the things that happened in our community Sunday:

We broke into small groups, adults and children, to explore 3 people in the Bible that were given new names. One the girls, 10 years old, gave the paraphrase of our passage back to the larger group. Her face lit up when everyone affirmed her for the amazing job she did in telling the story.

Another little girl sang a song she had learned about "Being Free to Me, Perfection is my Enemy." Her confidence grew too as she received a wide round of applause.

Our age range is 8 years between the children. The younger ones are learning from the older ones. The children eat dinner with the adults. They hear and participate in the dinner table conversation. Everyone is learning from the others.

One family has a six and three year old. They love to come to "Miss Tamara's house." They go to a church occasionally on Sunday morning and their Mom says, "Every time they say they like to go to Miss Tamara's much better."

I love having the different generations represented. We are learning and growing and making good spiritual memories.

God designed spiritual formation to take place in families, and I am personally glad to be about helping that to happen in intentional ways.

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