Video: Understanding the Kingdom of God

Source: Global Frontier Missions

Jesus said, “this gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations and then the end would come.”

How many of us have a good understanding of what the Kingdom of God is and how we can proclaim that to others? What would it look like not only to share the Good News that Jesus died on the cross for our sins but that “the Kingdom of Heaven is near”?

Take a few minutes to get a better understanding of the Kingdom of God and how to share it with others by watching this whiteboard video.

It’s also part of GFM’s Missions 101 series designed to inspire and activate the global Church in the Great Commission. They’re also used in a free five-week missions Bible study for students. And the videos are available in a growing list of languages. See the playlist. Thanks, GFM!

Another new-ish video you may find helpful: How to Communicate Safely About Your Missionary (Pioneers-USA).

Prayer Guides: Get Ready for Ramadan

Sources: Various

It’s been more than 30 years since the launch of a global effort to invite Christians to pray for the Muslim world during their season of fasting, Ramadan (this year, March 10 to April 8). Maybe you’ve participated in 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World. Why not join in again this year and bring your church, small group, or family along? Consider using one of these resources:

Would you rather focus your prayer and mobilization efforts? Missionaries and ministries all over have set up campaigns focused on the people and places they serve. has put together a list of 100 campaigns that cover Muslim countries, regions, and major cities. Why not pick one of them and sign up for a daily prayer slot? Organizers will send you a reminder email with content specific to that campaign.

Learn more. The video below makes it easy for people to see how it works, and many of the campaigns have versions which easily walk people through the signup process for that campaign.

Menu: Feast Your Way across the Muslim World

One more thing. You may know the month is noted for feasting as well as fasting, since good food always shows up when the sun goes down. A few years ago, our friend Shane Bennett threw down a tasty challenge to try.

“My family plans to make and enjoy a special meal once a week during [Ramadan]. Each meal will represent a significant Muslim population and we’ll remember them in prayer.”

Ask a Muslim friend for tips (and a possible dinner invite), see what Google can tell you, or just download this ready-made, four-meal menu for the Muslim world. You might also appreciate Shane’s article with 4 things every Christian should know about Ramadan.

Music: 10 Worship Songs for Your Family’s Playlist

Source: Via Families

God is worthy of our worship! He desires the worship of our families, our churches, and the nations. We sing of God’s might, holiness, justice, and love, but how often do we sing about his heart for the nations? Let’s give God the praise he deserves as he fulfills his mission to be known and worshiped by people from every nation, tribe, and tongue.

We invite you to listen to, learn and sing these 10 worship songs with your family. The lyrics speak of God’s love for the whole world, his worthiness to receive praise from all peoples, and the hope he brings to all nations. Check out the full playlist on YouTube.

See if your favorites made the list and get five tips on using worship songs with your family.

Events: Missions Conferences and More in March

Source: Missions Catalyst Events Calendar

March 4 to July 7, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (online). New online classes begin regularly.

March 5-7, Standards of Excellence introductory workshop (online). Provided regularly to help short-term mission leaders and mobilizers make their mission trips better. Also offered May 7-9.

March 10, Virtual Prayer Gathering: Call to Prayer (online). Join others to engage the Muslim world through prayer on the second Sunday of each month. This month, hear a testimony from Saudi Arabia.

March 10 to April 8, 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World (global). An annual global prayer event coinciding with the observation of the Ramadan fast.

March 11, Coast to Coast: Covering Ramadan in Prayer (online). Join Frontiers in covering the Muslim world in prayer during this four-hour event.

March 11 to April 6, COMPASS (Palmer Lake, CO, USA). Language and culture acquisition provided by Missionary Training International.

March 12 to May 14, Frontier Filmmaking Seminar (online). Learn to make cross-cultural evangelistic films with Create International.

March 18-22, Storytelling Training (online). Get hands-on experience with oral Bible storytelling with five three-hour sessions provided by Story Runners.

March 19, Contend: Monthly Day of Prayer For Mission Mobilization (global). Coordinated by GMMI. Held on the third Tuesday of each month.

March 21, Digital Storytelling: How to Build an Effective and Engaging Story Site (online) Peer2Peer webinar for marketing and communication staff from Missio Nexus.

March 25-26, Support Raising Bootcamp (Orlando, FL, USA). Provided by Via, formerly Support Raising Solutions. More classes held around the world throughout the year.

March 28, A Journey toward Polycentric Missions Leadership (online). A webinar from Missio Nexus.

View the complete calendar, updated regularly. Submissions welcome.