A Kingdom Family embodies the character of Christ, intentionally lives out the mission of Christ, through the Spirit of Christ, for the glory of Christ; manifesting His kingdom here on earth.- Ross Family Mission

The motto around the Ross home is "We are a Kingdom Family". For us this simply means our world is not about our children, or ourselves, it is about Jesus and His Kingdom. Years ago we made a commitment that we would live out God's mission together as a family. The greatest testimony and display of the gospel, is a counter-cultural picture of our marriage and family under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. The only way this is possible is through the resurrection power of Jesus living in us and through us. 

If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
— Romans 8:11

Joy and I desire to encourage pastors, planters, and believers to realize God has given your family as a gift and blessing. The Psalmist writes, 

Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain...Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.
— Psalm 127: 1,3-4

Every christian family has the privilege to shape, sharpen, and send out their arrows for the glory of God and the advancement of the Gospel. 

A family that’s turned inwards is not a gospel-centered family. The gospel is good news. It’s a message we share with others, beginning with our neighbors and extending to the ends of the earth…-Tim Chester, A Gospel Centered Family