For Preschool Leaders

Why begin missions education in the preschool years? Because the significance of a strong foundation based on biblical truths cannot be overestimated. It's important to learn about God and His love for all people at a young age. Preschoolers can understand they are part of God's plan for the world and they can give of their time and abilities to serve Him through caring and sharing. Cultivating a heart for missions in preschoolers brings great value to preschoolers, families, and the entire church.

For Mission Friends leaders, you'll find resources designed to help you engage preschoolers of all ages in hands-on missions discipleship activities.

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Mission Friends Curriculum Outline for 2018–19

Missions areas, concept areas, and missionaries beginning September 2018 in Mission Friends LeaderMission Friends at Home, and First Steps in Missions, vol. 24:


Fall 2018

September: Appalachian Mountain Ministry; Community; Bill Barker

October: Romania; World; Cameron and Jessica Armstrong

November: Clarkston, GA; Church; Lorna Bius


Winter 2018—19

December and International Mission Study: Refugees; Jesus; Derrick and Barbara Pennon*

January: Indianapolis, IN; Family; Barry and Amy Rager

February: Chile; God’s Creation; Cliff and Cinthy Case


Spring 2019

March and North American Mission Study: Portland, OR; Self; Josh and Amy Carter

April: Northern Africa and Middle East; God; Mark and Megan Street*

May: Cleveland, OH; Bible; Nate and Aimee Friedrichsen


Summer 2019

June: South Asia; World; Seth and Rebecca Pace*

July: Hmong; Community; Mike and Kelly Rhodes*

August: Chicago, IL; Jesus; Jamie and Andrea Thompson

*Names changed

Mission Friends Curriculum Outline for 2019–20

Missions areas, concept areas, and missionaries beginning September 2019 in Mission Friends Leader, and First Steps in Missions, vol. 25:

Fall 2019

September: Australia; God's Creation; Ken and Kathy Woods

October: Associational Missions; Community; John Mark Toby (Warren Association of Baptists, Kentucky)

November: Adoption/Foster Care; Family; George and Joy Ross (New Orleans, LA)


Winter 2019–20

December and International Mission Study: Rohingya People; Jesus; Burt and Susan Galvin*

January: Florida Baptist Children's Homes/One More Child; Self; Jerry Haag

February: Cambodia; World; William and Nancy Potter*


Spring 2020

March and North American Mission Study: Cowboy Church, Idaho; Church, Mike Palmer

April: Middle East; Bible; Don and Mary Alan*

May: WorldCrafts; God; WorldCrafts Artisans


Summer 2020

June: Puerto Rico; God's Creation; Jorge and Rebeca Santiago

July: Japan; Jesus; Ryan and Kelly Day

August: Oklahoma Chaplaincy; Church; Cathy Tisher

*Names changed

Online Training

Develop is a tool to help WMU leaders equip their churches and missions groups to be radically involved in the mission of God!


  • Offers quality training to WMU leaders
  • Serves as a stand-alone training or part of a WMU leader certification program
  • Is cost effective, easy to access, and educationally sound.


Other Training Opportunities

WMU State Offices - Find information about state training events

Mission Friends Guide for Leaders: By encouraging missions education for preschoolers, WMU meets and anticipates the ever-changing needs of your missions efforts. With a comprehensive preschool focus, this guide is essential for missions leaders who are serious about leading preschoolers in Mission Friends. 

Mission Friends Guide for Leaders

This book is your guide for starting, planning, and leading Mission Friends.

Download version (E128116) • $4.99


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