Mission: My Life - Children's Missions

Mission: My Life

As children are introduced to missional concepts, they learn they have an active part to play in God's plan for their lives and for the world. They come to understand God can use them now—even in their youth—to share His love with others and make a difference. Experiences gained through childhood missions education lead to a lifelong commitment of service to God, His mission, and His church.  

Girls in Action for girls, Royal Ambassadors for boys, and Children in Action for coed groups, are ongoing missions discipleship organizations for children in grades 1–6. 

Through these organizations, children . . .

  • read and understand accounts from the Bible of God's love for all people and His place for saving them
  • experience prayer as an active, vital part of supporting God's mission
  • discover giving to missions supports God's mission while teaching the proper role of financial resources in a Christian's life
  • impact God's mission as they actively share their faith with others through missions projects and activities

What is Mission: My Life?

“To those who are weak I became weak. That was to win the weak. I have become all things to all people. I have done this so that in all possible ways I might save some” (1 Corinthians 9:22 NIrV).

Mission: My Life is the 2016–2017 theme for Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors, and Children in Action. Through this year’s theme and materials, children will be challenged to live on mission daily so as they encounter friends and community members who do not have a personal relationship with Christ, they can share what God means in their own lives.

Plan now with the Mission: My Life Promotion Pack. This kit includes enhancement activities and posters to kick the year off right. The pack also includes Children’s Ministry Day 2017 ideas that will help engage children in a missions project in your own community.

Monthly Missions Topics

Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors*, and Children in Action will learn about these topics each month. Check the current issue of GA LeaderGA WorldRA LeaderRA World, or Children in Action Leader for more information about each topic.

*For Royal Ambassadors, click here to download a PDF file of the RA 2016–2017 Curriculum Plans. This list includes the Unit Scripture Verses, RA Virtues, and the Biblical focus for each month.

September 2016

Country/Focus: Philippines
Scripture Verse: Acts 9:15–16
Bible Story: Acts 9:1–19
Emphasis/Virtue: Mission: My Life/Faith
Missionaries: Steve and Jen Hagen; Amos and Sharon Fenner*

October 2016

Country/Focus: Baptist Global Response
Scripture Verse: Matthew 14:19
Bible Story: Matthew 14:13–21
Emphasis/Virtue: Mission: My Purpose/Teamwork
Missionaries: Mark and Claire McIntosh*; John and Wanne Dina

November 2016

Country/Focus: Philadelphia
Scripture Verse: 1 Samuel 3:4
Bible Story: 1 Samuel 3:1–20
Emphasis/Virtue: Mission: Follow Him/Honesty
Missionaries: Antonio and LaRonda Anderson; Chuck and Joy Kieffer

December 2016

Country/Focus: Nordic Cluster (Norway and Denmark)
Scripture Verse: Acts 16:40
Bible Story: Acts 16: 11–15; 40
Emphasis/Virtue: Mission: Encourage Others/Loyalty
Church Planters; Special Workers: Zack and Jennifer Dove; Brad and Jill Smith*

January 2017

Country/Focus: Chaplaincy
Scripture Verse: Luke 10:27
Bible Story: Luke 10:25–37
Emphasis/Virtue: Mission: My World/Compassion
Chaplain; Disaster Relief Volunteer: Enio Agüero; Donna Swarts

February 2017

Country/Focus: The Middle East
Scripture Verse: Exodus 3:4
Bible Story: Exodus 3
Emphasis/Virtue: Mission: My Neighbors/Perseverance
Christian Workers: Ryan and Amanda Harvey*; Martin and Debra Hasler*

March 2017

Country/Focus: Los Angeles
Scripture Verse: James 1:22
Bible Story: James 1:19–27
Emphasis/Virtue: Mission: Make New Friends/Responsibility
Missionaries: Jeff and Tessa Woolstenhulme; Alcides and Claudia Castellanos

April 2017

Country/Focus: Guatemala
Scripture Verse: John 20:17
Bible Story: John 20:1–18
Emphasis/Virtue: Mission: My Faith/Faith
Missionaries: Gary and Lily Stone; David and Regina White

May 2017

Country/Focus: Phoenix
Scripture Verse: John 13:34–35
Bible Story: John 13:33–38
Emphasis/Virtue: Mission: Love One Another/Friendship
Missionary: Hernando Cardenas

June 2017

Country/Focus: Calgary
Scripture Verse: Daniel 6:23
Bible Story: Daniel 6:10–24
Emphasis/Virtue: Mission: Be Brave/Courage
Missionaries: Holly Procita; Brett and Kristin Myers

July 2017

Country/Focus: Niger
Scripture Verse: Genesis 22:18
Bible Story: Genesis 22:1–18
Emphasis/Virtue: Mission: Trust God/Self-Discipline
Missionaries: George and Megan Lane*;
Greg and Michelle Dorsey*

August 2017

Country/Focus: Kansas City
Scripture Verse: Mark 6:12
Bible Story: Mark 6:6–11
Emphasis/Virtue: Mission: I Can Do It/Teamwork
Missionaries: David and Chris Cole; Kevin and Andrea Barnes 

*Names have been changed. 

You can also view monthly missions topics in the Mission: My Life Promotion Pack or in the WMU Year Book.

Mission: My Life Resources

Mission: My Life Promotion Pack

Use this pack to promote the 2016–2017 Mission: My Life theme in CA, GA, and RA. Pack also includes plans for Children’s Ministry Day 2017! The pack provides posters as well as a booklet containing decorating tips, ideas, and learning activities.

Children's Missions DVD 2016–2017: Mission: My Life

Curriculum support for CA, GA, and RA. One child-friendly video per month on an IMB or NAMB missions area featured in Children in Action Leader, GA World, or RA World. Included free in the regular-priced Fall resource kits for each organization.

Mission: My Life Badge/Patch

Recognize children who participate in Mission: My Life during the 2016–2017 year. Leaders create their own requirements for earning this badge/patch.


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