Keep. Going. This phrase can feel encouraging and overwhelming at the same time, a perplexing duality. For those who champion discipleship of kids and families, this must not only be a phrase, but a way of being. You have been called to shepherd a generation and lead them to Jesus, and this work does not let up.

Despite the challenges that arise and the inevitable fatigue, you keep going because you know what’s at stake. You’re committed to this! The Bible calls this kind of “keep going” posture as perseverance.

As a leader, the question on your mind may be, what does it look like to persevere in a time when the stakes are so high, and yet, weariness can be a very present reality? How do you continue moving forward when both the darkness of this world and the necessity of your role keep growing? Listen to this message of encouragement by Melissa J. MacDonald as she unpacks Uncommon Perseverance.

Devotional with Melissa J. MacDonald

Melissa J. MacDonald is the Interim Executive Director of INCM and a General Session speaker for Children’s Pastor’s Conference 2024.

Bonus Resources

Pause & Reflect - A Monthly Family Rhythm
Pausa & Reflexion - Un Ritmo Familiar Mensual
Waiting in the Season
Redemption Through Pain: God Is Shaping Us

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