“Ideas to enhance your Love on Purpose experience and engage your entire family”
The ideas and activities below are intended to provide meaningful opportunities for you, your family, your friends and your church community to make God the focus of your love and attention over the next five weeks. If you have children, make sure to explore the “For Kids!” section for activities that will fit and engage your young ones in loving God on purpose.
Real love comes in the form of action. Here are some ideas to intentionally express your love for God in active ways. Some ideas will resonate with you, others will not. These are not lists to be checked off but simply ideas to be explored. Perhaps these suggestions will germinate some other creative ideas of your own.
We love what we value. And what we value is often what we spend our time, thought, energy, and resources on. Explore the following categories and allow God to lead you in expressing your values in the form of a deeper and more devoted love for Him.
Love On Purpose is designed to incorporate your whole family! Here are two ideas to get you started:
Read 1 John 4:7-21 together and allow time for you and your kids to listen to God. Share together about what “real love” looks like towards God and towards each other. Come up with one way each that you can “love on purpose” over the coming week. Take time to express your love for God and ask Him for strength and courage in loving Him and others on purpose.
Like a parent who treasures their child’s homemade artwork, we believe God treasures our creative expressions of love to Him.
Gather supplies and express your love to God through a Valentine’s card, letter, picture, drawing, painting, sculpture, song, or whatever way you’d like to show God how much He means to you.
After creating your valentine for God, gather together as a family to share your special creations. End your time by expressing your love for God through praying together and singing (or listening to) a favorite worship song.
We’d love to know YOUR ideas, and how you decide to "Love on Purpose". Let us know at LoveOnPurpose@ForgeForward.org!