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WMU Launches New Missional Resources for Students

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) Missions Journey: Students is WMU’s new digitally-formatted resource designed to provide ongoing missions discipleship curriculum for all student groups and to empower them to discover their own roles as disciples of Jesus who live on mission. 

What Millennials Wish Missions Leaders Knew

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Millennials. Marketers want to know how to reach us. Employers want to know how to retain us. Churches want to know how to engage us.

Mission Friends at Home Has a New . . . Home

“Mission Friends at Home” has moved to a magazine near you!

You’ll no longer have to subscribe to an additional resource to get the “Mission Friends at Home” content you love to send home with your preschoolers.

North Carolina Youth on Mission group seeks to make practical ministry impact

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.—How important is an engaging missions education experience for youth? According to Candi Mains and her sister, Linda Bradley, it makes a tremendous difference in young people’s missions interest and involvement – both today and in the future.

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). 

Raising Children to Adopt a Missions Lifestyle

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“Mommy, what’s a missionary?” I’ve taken courses about the missions field, studied about missions, and even written about missionaries, but I struggled to answer the question in a way that would satisfy my daughter’s childlike understanding of the world.

Millennials and Evangelism: Sharing When Sharing Feels “Wrong”

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I know what it feels like to get nervous telling others about Jesus. There are times when it feels risky to the relationship or I feel awkward or I worry that I’m going to mess it up somehow and push them even further away from Jesus.

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:

God uses Mission Friends to help prepare leader’s heart for ministry in New England

MONTPELIER, Vt.—As a Mission Friends leader in Alabama, Kathryn Nunnelley delighted in sharing stories about missions and missionaries with enthusiastic preschoolers. Perhaps more significantly, God was instilling a call to missions in her own heart.

Back to School

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Remember yourself as a teenager on the eve of the first day of school. Your clothes picked out and hanging up with coordinating socks and shoes. (For me it was always mismatched Punky Brewster style.) Your backpack loaded.

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