Children in Action

Creating Great Leadership Teams

The entire process of starting a new organization can be a daunting one. Whether it is a new business, social organization, or a book club, finding a place to begin can prove to be interesting.

Why I Lead GA: Another Leader Speaks Up

I’m a GA leader because I love GAs—once a GA, always a GA. I love that I was a GA and that someone was willing to teach me and that my church was willing to offer a program where I could learn about missionaries all around the world.

Individual Achievement—So What?

You have the magazines, the leader guides, a cabinet full of supplies, and a room full of kids eager to learn about missions. The Scriptures, Bible lessons, and missionary stories taught during your children's missions meetings are invaluable.

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:

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:

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?

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