Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Servant Heart: Serving Each Other at Home

One of the ways I try to encourage a heart for service in my girls is by encouraging them to serve each other at home!  It doesn't have to be hard, but you do have to be intentional.  

Here are a few things we do:
  • Talk about what it means to serve someone and brainstorm ideas for serving each other.
  • Help each child pick one way they can serve a sibling or parent every day.  For instance, we will often put away someone's laundry without them knowing or work together to pick up someone's messy room.  I always verbally draw attention to the fact that we are serving each other.
  • Share stories of ways you've served others in the past (or how you're serving others now).  Share stories about how your child/children have served.
  • Read stories from the Bible and talk about ways the people served each other.
What are some ways you encourage your children to serve one another in love?

(Also, I'm working on a list of ideas of ways families can serve each other, the church, and the community.  If you have any ideas, please let me know!!)



Blogger Jenae said...

We made the blessing bags in our small group last week and a few families have already had the opportunity to hand theirs out! It was a great activity to involve the children...we had each family bring enough items for 10 bags (2 per family).

September 14, 2011 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Yes...I am really looking forward to making those. We have some of the stuff ready...and a member of our church is part of a homeless ministry in Wichita, so there should be opportunity to pass them out! I plan on sharing about that next month or maybe in November! Thanks for finding that idea!

September 14, 2011 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Shoregirl said...

I love this challenge. What a great idea!

September 14, 2011 at 4:52 PM  

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