Children's Leaders

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.

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.

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:

Why I Lead GA

I belonged to a GA group of 1, way back when. In those days, GA began at age 9, and we had just returned to central China, where Mom and Dad were missionaries.

Understanding Development Makes Effective Planning

Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors, and Children in Action cover a wide age-range of children and stages of development.

Missions and Learning Styles: Full Body Missions

You may find that your missions group is full of children who cannot sit still. This may be a reflection of their learning styles. They may be kinesthetic or hands-on learners. These learners need to move, act out, and touch to experience and process new material.

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