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God’s Creation

Cinthy and Cliff Case

As preschoolers learn about missions work in the country of Chile during February in Mission Friends, they will also learn about God’s creation as the Christian Concept Area. I think it is appropriate to focus on God’s creation in learning about the people and country of Chile. This is a country of such vast differences in landscapes, and it serves as a great backdrop for teaching preschoolers of God’s creation. There are mountains, desert, and beaches within this long, thin country. This provides us many opportunities to talk about God’s creation as the area that we focus on spiritually with preschoolers.

Preschool Missions Focus

Cinthy and Cliff Case

Mission Friends is an ongoing missions discipleship organization for preschool boys and girls (birth through kindergarten). Through Mission Friends, preschoolers . . .

  • become aware that God wants everyone to know of His love
  • move from a focus on self to a focus on others
  • apply Bible thoughts to their lives as they learn to pray, give, and help others.
  • and their families learn of ways to give their time, talents, and money

Learn more about this month's missionary below.

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.

What Is a Concept Area?

Concept areas foundation

A question I have received a few times lately is: What does it mean when I see “Concept Area” in Mission Friends Leader? You can see this each month on the Meet the Missionary page, and in the shaded box at the top of each session page. Along with the missions area, the Concept Area is what Mission Friends teachers focus on each month. The concept area directs our conversations, the Bible thoughts we use, and activities that we do with preschoolers during the month. The concept areas help us guide preschoolers as they begin their faith journey.

Multiply by Dividing

Multiply by dividing

Do you remember learning the multiplication tables? Ugh! I was never good at memorizing and never good with numbers, so learning the multiplication tables was quite a task for me as a child. I liked geometry, but not doing math that is multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction.

Checklist for the New Year

Supplies

With the arrival of a new year, this is a good time to make sure you have everything you need to teach Mission Friends. Even if you have a supply cabinet or resource room for teaching supplies, you’ll want to check off this list every week.

Christmas Greeting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Downloads for Mission Friends

WMU provides a number of free Mission Friends downloads for your church and families. Scroll down the page to see all our downloads.

Project HELP: Refugees

Refugee Women

Be kind and show love to others (see Lev. 19:33–34).

As we focus on refugees for our critical issue of Project HELP, how do we guide our preschoolers to understand about refugees? How do we explain about refugees without frightening preschoolers or causing misconceptions about refugees?

Teaching Babies, Ones, and Twos: Separation Anxiety

Crying baby

You see his lips quiver and his eyes well up with tears. This 9-month-old has never cried before when his parents brought him to the baby room at church. All of a sudden, he bursts into tears when his mom hands him into your arms. You recognize that he is going through separation anxiety. This is a tough stage for the preschooler to go through, but it marks another milestone in his mental development which also has an impact on spiritual development.

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