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Measure Learning

Have you ever wondered just how much kids are learning in your missions group each week? Use this guide to help you gauge just how much of the fun is really helping to shape missional lifestyles. Circle the number that reflects your answer to each statement below:

Missions leaders in Alabama congregation seek to nurture “world hearts” in GAs and RAs

For Girls in Action at First Baptist Church of Guntersville, Ala., learning about global missions from GA leader Rosalie Hunt is a definite perk. In fact, Rosalie literally wrote the book on the history of Woman’s Missionary Union.

Why "Missions Lifestyle"?

As leaders, it's our goal to ensure kids are "developing a missions lifestyle." But what does "missions lifestyle" mean? And, how do we know if this concept is being applied in a child's life?

What Does It Mean to Take Up Your Cross?

Mark 8:34 records, "Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: 'Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me'" (NIV). 

Back to School FEST

It’s time to get things revved back up for a new year. Why not consider a festive approach? Here are some ideas to excite your returning kids and interest new recruits:

Christmas in August: 92 Years and Going Strong

christmas in august

The year was 1927. Home on her first furlough, Elizabeth Ellyson Wiley spoke at First Baptist Church of Charlottesville, Virginia.  She and her husband, J. Hundley Wiley, served at the University of Shanghai in China.

Tips for Planning Your Next Lesson

Each week, children's missions leaders read a multi-page lesson and choose what will fit their group, their church, and their community. Some leaders always choose the same pieces of the lesson to teach.

Children’s Missions Open House

Coming attractions, sneak peeks, and previews—we all want to feel like a part of a select group of people who have an insider's view of what's to come. Use that desire to your advantage and plan an Open House for your children's missions group. 

Making Stories Stick

Remember when we talked about asking head, heart, and hands questions after telling your Bible or mission story to children?

Growth Emphasis: Plan Summer Events to Keep Children Coming

During the summer months, it's easy to let things slide. Vacations are in full swing and children are out of school. And who could turn down hanging out by the pool on a hot summer day? I'm all for a little sunshine and relaxation, but why not make it a missions moment, as well?

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