Go For It – Children's Missions

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 plan for saving them.
  • experience prayer as an active, vital part of supporting God’s mission.
  • discover that 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 Go For It?

“My dear friends, stand firm and don’t be shaken. Always keep busy working for the Lord. You know that everything you do for him is worthwhile” (1 Corinthians 15:58 CEV).

Go For It is the 2019–2020 theme for Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors, and Children in Action. Through this emphasis, children will explore what it means to pursue God in much the same way that all-star athletes pursue their goals.

Plan now with the Go For It Promotion Pack. This pack will help you bring the Go For It theme to life with activities, ideas, full-color posters, and decorating tips inspired by athletes who pursue all-star goals. Also included are plans and posters for Children’s Missions Day 2020.


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 2019–2020 Curriculum Plans. This list includes the Unit Scripture Verses, RA Virtues, and the biblical focus for each month. You can also click here to download the complete list of the past year of Unit Scripture Verses and Additional Memory Verses found in the 2018–2019 issues of RA Leader and RA World.

2018–2019 Remaining Topics

July 2019
Country/Focus: Hmong
Scripture Verse: Acts 6:8
Bible Story: Acts 6
Emphasis/Virtue: Unshakable/Courage

August 2019
Country/Focus: Chicago, Illinois
Scripture Verse: Nehemiah 2:17
Bible Story: Nehemiah 2:1–20
Emphasis/Virtue: Unshakable/Teamwork

 

2019–2020 Topics

September 2019
Country/Focus: Australia
Scripture Verse: Genesis 1:1
Bible Story: Genesis 1:1–2:4
Emphasis/Virtue: Go For It/Faith 

October 2019
Country/Focus: Associational Missions
Scripture Verse: Exodus 4:14–15
Bible Story: Exodus 2:23–4:17
Emphasis/Virtue: Go For It/Responsibility 

November 2019
Country/Focus: SEND Relief Adoption/Foster Care
Scripture Verse: 1 Samuel 1:16–17
Bible Story: 1 Samuel 1:1–20
Emphasis/Virtue: Go For It/Perseverance 

December 2019
Country/Focus: Rohingya People
Scripture Verse: Matthew 1:20–21
Bible Story: Matthew 1:18–25
Emphasis/Virtue: Go For It/Loyalty 

January 2020
Country/Focus: One More Child/Florida Baptist Children’s Homes
Scripture Verse: Jonah 2:1–2
Bible Story: Jonah 2
Emphasis/Virtue: Go For It/Compassion 

February 2020
Country/Focus: Cambodia
Scripture Verse: Matthew 6:26
Bible Story: Matthew 6:25–33
Emphasis/Virtue: Go For It/Self-Discipline 

March 2020
Country/Focus: Cowboy Church
Scripture Verse: Matthew 9:13
Bible Story: Matthew 9:9–13
Emphasis/Virtue: Go For It/Honesty 

April 2020
Country/Focus: Middle East
Scripture Verse: Matthew 28:6
Bible Story: Matthew 27:11–28:10
Emphasis/Virtue: Go For It/Faith 

May 2020
Country Focus: WorldCrafts
Scripture Verse: John 6:11
Bible Story: John 6:1–15
Emphasis/Virtue: Go For It/Compassion 

June 2020
Country/Focus: SEND Relief: Puerto Rico
Scripture Verse: Luke 10:41–42
Bible Story: Luke 10:38–42
Emphasis/Virtue: Go For It/Friendship 

July 2020
Country/Focus: Japan
Scripture Verse: John 4:13–14
Bible Story: John 4:1–13
Emphasis/Virtue: Go For It/Courage 

August 2020
Country/Focus: Chaplaincy
Scripture Verse: Luke 19:9­–10
Bible Story: Luke 19:1–10
Emphasis/Virtue: Go For It/Teamwork

You can also view monthly missions topics in the Missions Leader: WMU Planning Guide 2019–20.


Unshakable Resources

Go For It Promotion Pack

Get in the game and join our all-star team to learn about people who pursue God and His plans. Bring the Go For It theme to life with activities, ideas, full-color posters and decorating tips inspired by athletes who pursue their all-star goals. Also included are plans and posters for Children’s Missions Day 2020.

Go For It Badge/Patch 

Reward children for joining your all-star missions team and participating in the Go For It theme this year.

 

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