1 - Implement a Lifestyle of Service in Your Family

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How does serving others as a family impact your relationship? Does it really make a difference? In this real-life story, Mike and and his son Kyle talk about the mission trip they took together to the Amazon. It was there, while serving the Lord, that their relationship as father and son was enriched.


You don't have to take a mission trip together as a family to serve others. Think of a time when you and your family served someone close to you. How did your children react? What impact did it have in your family?
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Aslan Youth Ministries works with at-risk youth providing community outreach programs such as one-on-one mentoring and tutoring, character development and summer camps. Leneita Fix, Program Development Director for Aslan Youth Ministries and author of "No Teenager Left Behind," talks about how working at Aslan challenged her to re-evaluate what it means to work in ministry and how vital it is for families to minister together serving others for God's kingdom.   


Leneita said that the issues that come with living on the "other side of the tracks" (such as drugs, gangs and violence) are no longer confined to the inner-city. Do you agree with her? Why or why not? What issues do you see in your neighborhood?
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In what ways does serving "the least, the lost and the lonely" teach you and your children about compassion?
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Leneita talked about implementing a lifestyle of service in your family. How do you think that will look like in your home? How can you help other families that are unchurched, at-risk or just having a difficult season in their life?
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Leneita said, “I think it’s about us coming alongside people and purposely seeing them and having that attitude on a regular basis that really makes a change and a transformation in our lives and in their lives. Because we all know that when we begin to serve and have compassion, we’re often changed much more than the people we think we’re serving.”