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Let Coffee Break the Ice and Build Relationships

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Let the fragrant wafts of coffee tantalize your nose as you listen to the noisy hum of espresso machines. Sink comfortably into a cozy chair, sip your favorite brew, and allow your eyes to flicker over the mosaic of colors and activity. Enjoy the flavors of a treat.

Christmas in August: 92 Years and Going Strong

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The year was 1927. Home on her first furlough, Elizabeth Ellyson Wiley spoke at First Baptist Church of Charlottesville, Virginia.  She and her husband, J. Hundley Wiley, served at the University of Shanghai in China.

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.

Moving Up to Children’s Missions

You can probably tell that they aren’t kindergartners any more. Now these Mission Friends seem a little bit taller and wiser, and they are looking forward to becoming first-graders with the upcoming school year.

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. 

Little Becomes Much: Simply Show God’s Love

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When we reflect Jesus, our simple actions turn into meaningful acts. What may not take a lot of time or effort for us can mean a lot to the recipient.
 

State Missions Coffeehouse

One of our church’s most successful state missions events was the Applause! Coffeehouse. To celebrate what God is doing in our state and promote the state missions offering, the fellowship hall was transformed into a coffeehouse, complete with casual seating and subdued lighting.

Monthly Ideas to Involve Church Members in Missions

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There is good news about sharing the good news! Even if your church is without churchwide WMU or WMU missions organizations, your members can be involved in missions. Check out these monthly ideas for missions and get ready to impact those around you:
 

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Making Stories Stick

Remember when we talked about asking head, heart, and hands questions after telling your Bible or mission story to children?

Growth Emphasis: Plan Summer Events to Keep Children Coming

During the summer months, it's easy to let things slide. Vacations are in full swing and children are out of school. And who could turn down hanging out by the pool on a hot summer day? I'm all for a little sunshine and relaxation, but why not make it a missions moment, as well?

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