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 2017–18

Missions areas, concept areas, and missionaries beginning September 2017 in Mission Friends LeaderMission Friends at Home, and First Steps in Missions, vol. 23:

Fall 2017

September: Salt Lake City, UT; Bible; Travis and Staci Kerns

October: Deaf; Community; Doc and Dee Douglas*

November: Columbus, OH; God; Brian and Heidi Frye


Winter 2017–18

December: Moscow, Russia; Jesus; Nolan and Kimberly Grogan* (coordinates with International Mission Study 2017)

January: New Orleans, LA; Self; Ryan and Seané Rice

February: Amazon; God’s Creation; Bronson and Anna Parker*


Spring 2018

March: Boston, MA; Church; Brian and Jenny Mahon (This is the North American Mission Study unit for preschoolers)

April: MK Schooling; Family; Eric and Julie Maroney

May: Las Vegas, NV; God; Cynthia Martin


Summer 2018

June: West Africa; World; Bart and Jane Anne Gibbs

July: Germany; Bible; Jason and Cheryl Dietz

August: St. Louis, MO; Christmas in August; Jesus; Ken and Lygia Lovelace

*Names changed

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

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.

Print version (W128105) • $5.99 plus s&h

Download version (E128116) • $4.99


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