Welcome to MiniVan Ministries!
Most parents have uttered this promise at one point in our lives…”I will never own a minivan!” But many of us succumb to the sure awesomeness of all that room and not having to bend over when buckling kids in car seats. When our kids become more important to us than our coolness quotient, style sometimes goes out the window. We just want what is best for our kids.
So shouldn’t we want the same for our kids spiritually? If you have a love relationship with Jesus, don’t you want that for your child? But most of us put more thought into what we drive or how our family looks than how we introduce them to Jesus and show them His love. Or we just aren’t sure what to do about it. Won’t church teach them all they need to know? NO. So it’s time for a change. Minivan ministries exists to help you, parents and caregivers (both van-loving and not) taking a spiritual stand for our kids.
So sit back with your cup of coffee or hot cocoa and dream with us as we wrestle with the realization that God gives us daily opportunities to impress Him on the hearts of our kids. Find practical ways to talk to our kids about Jesus while we continue to go on with our lives, not just cram in more.
Regardless of what you drive, you lead your kids spiritually. You are in the driver’s seat, at least for now. So take advantage of this time. Everyone else in the world is going to share what they believe with your children, so for this brief period in time while you are the world to your children, share Jesus. Grab the steering wheel, and let’s equip our kids to change the world with the love of Jesus, one little heart at a time.
Won’t join me? Please let me know in the comments below what topics you would like to see covered!
Prov. 22:6 – “…train up a child…” – what a perfect extension of that verse! 🙂
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Love that analogy!
Thanks for stopping by!
Oh there are so many things that you could talk about. There are so many teaching opportunities that sometimes we miss because we are to busy and not paying attention or mess up because we were just not prepared for that question (and where do they get these questions?) I love the idea and the concept. Two doozy’s I got today? Do Christian’s celebrate Saint Patricks’ Day and Why do people look for Easter Eggs that the bunny hides if we are really supposed to celebrate Jesus’ death? I see that you home school but for us who’s children attend public school how do we teach our children that we are not of this world at such a young age?
De, thank you so much for your ideas and your valuable input! I love the holidays and those are great topics to cover. Although I homeschool and want to make that part of this blog, spiritual training really applies to all parents, as you know. I don’t want to leave other parents out of the mix on the things that are applicable.
Carrie This Home says
Yes I am one of those people that said I would never own a minivan. I was really tempted to get one a couple years back but got an SUV instead. But vans have come a long way since I was a kid so it’s not such a bad thing!
I love your reminder to take advantage of the time we have with our little ones while they are small. Teaching them about Jesus is the one thing I want them to remember! Thank you for offering a great resource for parents!
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I love hearing how other mamas are loving their kiddos and pointing to Christ, but remembering Grace is for us as moms too, because we will make mistakes, and get tired and miss opportunities. But God picked us to be moms to these kids and we can move forward with Grace and Love each day, no matter what happened the day before. Thanks for being real here, it’s so important 😉
Oh I totally agree with you. I need to be better with this with my boys. Church does teach them things. I hear the songs they sing coming out of sunday school, but its really up to parents to make sure our kids understand in a more in depth regular discussion.
Caroline @ In Due Time says
I love hearing about the title of your blog, I always wondered what it meant.
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Christia Colquitt says
Love that you are using that time wisely!! We have a big van and an RV and travel around the country often. It is a great way to teach our kids along the way and visit new places and meet new people. I enjoy your blog and following you on social media.
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So good. JEsus was a good part of our day — praying for needs, praying for guidance, praising — it becomes second nature for our kids.
That is the goal! Sounds like a great day!
I often wonder why people use that phrase, as if it is a fate worst than death…LOL. You are so right about our children’s salvation because I think we need to really take it more serious than many do
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