Girls in Action

Creating an Inclusive Missions Learning Environment for Children Who Learn Differently

When we create learning environments for missions education, we often forget to plan for children who learn differently. Many preparations for children who learn differently are easy to include in the classroom, but there may be some that you haven’t considered.

Leading Children Who Learn Differently: Emotional Conflict

Sometimes you will have a child in your ministry whom you do not feel equipped to handle because you haven’t been trained in that area. Volunteers in churches working with children with disabilities often feel this way.

Leading Children Who Learn Differently: Tips for including Children with Autism in Missions

The diagnosis of children on the spectrum of autism has increased dramatically in the past few years. Currently, 1 in every 68 children has been diagnosed with some type of autism. Boys are 4 times as likely as girls to have autism (1 in every 42 boys has been diagnosed).

Leading Children Who Learn Differently: ADHD

If you’ve taught children in any capacity, you’ve probably encountered a child with ADHD—the child who can’t sit still or the one who blurts out the answer even when you’ve repeatedly asked him to wait for his turn. Sometimes, your patience wins out and you successfully finish your lesson.

Getting to Know Appalachia

How much do you know about Appalachia? Do you know where it is located? Who lives there? The ministry needs that are found there?

Moving Up to Children’s Missions

Moving up to the children's area at church is a big deal! This is the first transition from one age level to the next for preschoolers in your church. What can you do to make this a smooth transition for your Mission Friends who promote into GA, RA, or CA?

Tips for Getting to Know Your New Missions Group

Your first gathering with new GAs, RAs, or CAs is a great opportunity to set a joyful tone for the year. Show children your care for their lives and your enthusiasm for the people of the world with games, great conversation, and prayer.

Getting to Know St. Louis

This month, we hope you'll lead your group in learning about the Lovelace family and the gospel work that is happening in St. Louis, Missouri.

Throughout the month, you'll learn about:

Welcome to the “Big Top”

Come one, come all. Step right up to the main event—a new year in missions!

As you warm up for this year's Unshakable act, your pre-show checklist might look a little like mine:

To Be or Not to Be

From Greece to the present day, actors and actresses have worn masks during performances to transition from one character to another. During Elizabethan days, one actor could portray various parts of a play simply by wearing a different mask on the stage.

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