The Last Dash Before School

Preparing for the new school year Mission field.

Back to school is just around the corner. Don’t hate me – I’m just acknowledging it.  How have you spent your summer?  Have you invested into your kids? Prepared them for the sometime vicious and hostile atmosphere of school?  Your kids don’t go to public school to learn about Jesus or the Bible. 

We have to prepare them for battle, at home. 

The world is battling for their minds, and they need to learn how to defend it.  Can this school year start differently?   Let’s consider kicking off the school year by challenging your kids to be the ones to influence their peers instead of Darwin and Freud?

Challenge your kids to the iWork4Him Nation pledge just as you have been challenged. For kids, their workplace is the school and this mission field can be more hostile than most places in this country. Every day students are bombarded with messages that challenge the very foundations of their faith.  Are your kids prepared?  Are you prepared to do battle against science class, sex ed class, social studies class, etc.? 

That is more of a defensive move.

What about being on the offense and putting the nation pledge into action. Work with your kids to identify those they should be praying for by name each and every day. Maybe it’s their 7 teachers, their bus driver, the kids they eat lunch with.  Then encourage them to serve those same people.  You, Mom or Dad could invite their teachers over to dinner and host their families.  Teach your kids what it looks like to find opportunities to pray with people when they are hurting but all along be that person of excellence in their school work and their behavior, so that people will ask them why.

Prepare your kids to answer the “why”. 

The world is looking for answers and the only answer that works for all their questions is Jesus. He is the Truth that we all seek.   Start preparing your students for battle and armor up yourself along the way. iWork4Him isn’t just for the workplace any more.

Ephesians 6:11 English Standard Version (ESV)

11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

About the Author, Jim Brangenberg

Jim's Mission: To transform Christian-run businesses through mentoring Christian Business Owners (CBOs) by incorporating the servant leadership of Jesus Christ in their businesses, their home life and their walk with Christ.

Jim Brangenberg