Moms Reaching Moms with the Gospel
Motherhood is a journey filled with love, joy, challenges, and growth. As a mom of three girls who also raised two young step-daughters, I’ve traveled this journey and have learned a bit along the way. It’s a role that demands selflessness, patience, and compassion. Amidst the whirlwind of diaper changes, bedtime stories, and endless extracurricular activities lies an opportunity for mothers to connect on a deeper level – through sharing the gospel. This act of faith not only nurtures spiritual growth but also fosters a sense of community and support that we desperately need. Moms sharing the gospel with other moms can leave an incredible and lasting impact on the lives of everyone involved, drawing both the hearer and the sharer closer to Christ and one another.
This has been a pivotal form of connection and support for me throughout the parenting years. From Mom to Mom Bible study groups, volunteering at VBS each summer, weekly church small groups, or even just a faith-filled friend who offered a listening ear or a hug, these moments can be life-changing to a mom who might be tired, overwhelmed, or lonely. Once I experienced this myself, I was able to turn to other young mothers, love them like Christ, and share the message of hope.
Finding Common Ground
Moms, regardless of background or beliefs, share a universal bond. The joys, fears, and triumphs of raising children are experiences that transcend what we believe. However, by sharing the gospel and having faith conversations, moms can find a common ground that goes beyond playdates and school events. It creates a space for deeper conversations about faith and purpose in the context of parenting. Finding like-minded women was so important to me as I grew in my faith and continued on my parenting journey, and I learned that these relationships should always lead to something deeper. Finding or creating common ground through faith conversations can provide encouragement and hope in the struggles of motherhood. I was blessed to have loving, intentional women in my life who defined what it meant to be a true Christian friend.
“But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.” –1 Thessalonians 2:7
Nurturing Faith in the Home
The home is often referred to as the “domestic church.” It’s within these walls that children first encounter God’s love through the nurturing care of their parents. When women actively share the gospel, they create an environment where faith is woven into the fabric of daily life. Simple prayers before meals, bedtime stories from the Bible, and conversations about God’s love become integral parts of a child’s upbringing. When our youngest two daughters were in elementary school, we decided to have a girls’ Bible study group for a few of their friends, and it was such a sweet time to share with them. What a wonderful way to share the gospel with small children in your home and with those that may not even go to church. I have cherished those memories.
“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” -Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Leading by Example
Children are keen observers, and they learn more from what we do than what we say. When a mother openly shares her faith with others, she demonstrates to her children the importance of living out her faith. Acts of kindness, forgiveness, and love become tangible expressions of the gospel. By witnessing their mothers embody these values, children are more likely to embrace a faith-filled life themselves. I was always very involved at whatever church we attended. I taught classes, we attended church events as a family, and we hosted small groups in our home. All of these things were done right in front of our children and they saw us engaged with the gospel and sharing our faith. Our children have all followed in our footsteps and enjoy serving at church and participating in events. What a blessing!
“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” -1 Timothy 4:12
Providing a Supportive Network
Motherhood is not without its trials and tribulations. There are moments of self-doubt, exhaustion, and frustration. By sharing the gospel, moms create a support network to lean on for strength and encouragement. Through prayer, scripture, and shared experiences, they find solace, knowing they are not alone in their journey. Sometimes it may be as simple as befriending another mom who looks lonely or seems to be struggling, showing her God’s love through kind and intentional actions could make a tremendous difference. Some of my favorite interactions were at the bus stop when our kids were young. I would be dressed up at 8am ready to go to Bible study or prayer group and other moms would ask where I was headed. I would simply tell them and invite them to attend with me. They usually said no, but I kept offering week after week. Every now and then a mom would say yes, open up about her troubles, and thank me for not giving up.
“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2
Fostering a Culture of Love and Acceptance
In a world that can feel harsh and judgmental, moms who share the gospel create a haven of love and acceptance. They teach their children the fundamental message of Christianity: to love one another as Christ has loved us. By extending this love to other moms, they demonstrate the transformative power of faith in action. As moms, we need other women to love us and accept us for wherever we are in our journey. I loved being part of Mom to Mom for many years because we mentored younger moms, and it was such a joy to be able to support them the same way I had been supported.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” -John 13:34-35
Strengthening the Foundation of the Family
The family unit is the cornerstone of society, and when it is rooted in faith, it becomes a powerful force for good. Moms who share the gospel with other moms contribute to the spiritual foundation of their families. They instill values of compassion, integrity, and gratitude that shape the character of their children. This foundation becomes a legacy that can be passed down through generations. It creates an outward focus that is always pointing back to the gospel.
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” – Psalm 127:3
Moms reaching moms with the hope of Jesus is a powerful expression of faith in action. It creates a tapestry of love, support, and spiritual growth that enriches the lives of both givers and receivers. Through this act, women strengthen their families, nurture their communities, and leave a lasting legacy of faith. As they continue their journey of motherhood, they carry with them the knowledge that they are part of a larger, interconnected web of women who seek to spread God’s love through their words and actions.