About three months ago a woman at my church started going through the Tangible Kingdom Primer in a unique way—with her teenage kids. Lena ran across the book, began praying about who to read through it with, and when she showed it to her kids, ages 19, 15, and 12, she was surprised to find that they were excited about it.
For those of you who don’t know, the Tangible Kingdom Primer is a study guide meant to be walked through with a group of people who want to learn to live more missionally. The discussion questions guide you through real-life steps you can take. I like the book because it provides a very simple, very practical orientation toward missional living.
Here’s what Lena had to say about it: “After three months of going through the primer with my kids, we are reflecting back and seeing real-life changes. This is something you can wrap your mind around and say ‘Oh, I can do this.’ Our posture toward those who aren’t followers of Christ has really changed: more openness, less awkwardness. One of my daughters put it really well when she said of a friend, ‘I want him to join our youth group, but I don’t want him to feel like he’s a project.’ That comment really made me see my own tendency. When I see something growing, sometimes I just need to water it instead of trying to uproot it and repot it right away. I think we’re all a lot more aware of being sent now.” I recommend you get this book and use it with other people: Tangible Kingdom Primer