GA FAQs

What is Girls in Action?

GA is an organization for girls in grades 1 - 6 that helps girls:

  • learn a biblical worldview with an emphasis on missions learning and missional living
  • develop leadership skills to serve God and share His love with others
  • grow spiritually in their understanding of God and His mission, including how they are a part of God’s plan.

How do I start? 

  • Pray about the possibility of starting Girls in Action.
  • Starting a GA group requires girls, two leaders, meeting time and place, GA curriculum, and a supportive pastor. 
  • Want to learn more about Girls in Action? Let us help you get started with our GA starter pack download.

What resources do I need? 

GA Leader
This is your essential resource for leading a vibrant Girls in Action organization. Each 40-page, bimonthly issue carries weekly missions-education lesson plans; one per leader.

GA World 
The missions publication for Girls in Action packed full of exciting activities, stories, and features; one subscription per girl.

GA Leader Kit
Features essential posters to complement the units of study in GA Leader; one per group.

How do I get involved?

  • Pray for the girls and leaders in GA.
  • Invite girls you know to GA. Provide transportation if needed.
  • Make friends with the parents of GA who are not regularly involved in the church.
  • Volunteer to chaperone GA events and mission action project.
  • Volunteer to help with GA Journey once a month. 
  • Volunteer to coordinate Children’s Missions Day.

When and where can I have Girls in Action?

Girls in Action groups usually meet for an hour once a week, but the plans are flexible enough to adjust for longer or shorter periods of time. Girls in Action can take place at these times:

  • During regular church activity times on Wednesday or Sunday
  • During children’s worship
  • During special meetings or church activities
  • On a weekday following school
  • On Saturday mornings monthly for a 3-4 hour period

Girls in Action can take place in many different settings such as: the church’s children’s classrooms, an afterschool child-care program, a school or community ministry center, an association headquarters, a home, a park, a multi-housing ministry.

Questions or concerns:

• National WMU—contact children@wmu.org
• In my area—State contact list; training, camps, and events for GA. 
• Subscription issues/Ordering—call WMU Customer Service at 1-800-968-7301, and ask for a free WMU catalog when you place your order. Order from wmustore.com

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