Children's Blog

Why Use Stories?

God has shaped people for stories—even adults. If asked to name a favorite childhood story, most people will quickly respond. What is it about stories that make us remember them? They engage our imaginations. They're fun.

Reflections on what I’ve learned this month in GA (and Mission Friends and RA)

A few weeks ago, our Mission Friends leaders asked if I'd like to partner together to make s'mores as we studied about Barry and Amy Rager and their ministry in Indianapolis.

Using Technology for Missions

Isn't it amazing how much more of the world we can reach each new day? Technological advances in today's society have opened so many new doors to people we could never have reached just 20 years ago, and they have broadened our influence within our own communities.

Incorporating Technology into Missions

I recently reflected on stories my father told me about his childhood. He spoke about going to the "picture show" with his siblings, which was a special treat for them.

The Strategy behind Balance: Live Intentionally

balancing rock formation

Creating and preserving balance in real life requires tremendous skill. Few things in my life command the discipline and forethought as does the need to maintain balance. Today’s woman must live intentionally, strategically planning how she invests her time—even in small increments.

Cooperative Program: Many Hands Make Light Work

Give each child in your group a few coins and show them a large bag of candy. Tell children how much the bag of candy costs. Ask if any one of them has enough coins to buy the bag.

It's Time to Grow

What do you say when someone asks you about Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors, or Children in Action? What do you share on social media or with parents of potential GAs, RAs, or CAs? When someone on staff at your church asks how your class is going, what do you tell them?

Grow Your Group with Personal Invitations

As leaders, we are always looking for ways to encourage more children to come to our groups and events. This quarter, try some of these invitation ideas to reach out to children who aren't regularly attending your missions group meetings.

Leading Missions on a Shoestring Budget

Even if you aren't on a tight budget, we all need to be good stewards of the funds entrusted to us. With that thought in mind, consider these ways to stretch what is allotted for your children's missions group:

Families on Mission: Providing Socks and Gloves to a Local Shelter

On cold days, warm hands and feet surely do feel good! Among the things we take for granted are a drawer full of clean socks and a pair of gloves in our jacket pockets. Have you ever been without these? I don't think I have.

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