Hello everyone! It’s Valerie from Occasionally Crafty, and I’m happy to stop by today with a fun way to develop your ability to minister through a Month-Long Ministering Challenge!
I love the #LightTheWorld challenge the Church has sponsored during the holiday season the last few years! It’s been such a great way to get outside ourselves and serve in our community through a fun challenge. With the focus on Ministering this year, I thought it would be fun to do something similar with your family, Relief Society, or even Young Women’s class (since our Mia Maids and Laurels are now serving as ministering sisters)!
I can’t take the credit for the idea, as a member of one of my Facebook groups created a calendar that everyone loved. But, I adapted her idea into something that works for my Relief Society, and this month-long ministering challenge was born!
While you can do this any time of the year, I chose September, as most of our kids will be back in school (or heading back soon), and life returns to a more normal routine after summer.
Some things repeat: praying for your sisters by name, for example, or praying about who needs to hear from you that day. Others have a similar theme, like the challenges centered around Family Home Evening or Building Relationships.
My favorite thing about this is that anyone can use it on their own just to learn to be a better ministering sister! I know I am trying to do better, but I often fall short. Completing this challenge will help all of us develop some new ministering skills!
I also made a blank Monthly Ministering Challenge Card for you to use any time of the year. You can add your own dates or just challenge your group to complete one square a day for the entire month.
Download your September Challenge here.
Download your anytime Month-Long Ministering Challenge here.
I’d love to hear how you are using the Month-Long Ministering Challenge in you ward or your family! If you do, leave a comment below or tag me on Instagram and let me know all about it!
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