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Listen Up: Bringing Missions Home for the Auditory Learner

As you look at your GAs, RAs, and CAs, you will see a lot of differences. Children learn in different ways, and they interact with information in different ways. Many children learn best through hearing; they are auditory learners.

Using Our Gifts to Serve

Woman bringing a pan of food to a neighbor

The boy had only 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. It wasn’t much for a crowd of more than 5,000, but he approached the disciples anyway.

Teaching Preschoolers to Be Kind

Teach Kindness

Bullying is an issue that continues to be a problem among children and teenagers. Even with all the emphasis on anti-bullying campaigns in the past several years, bullying continues to be an issue. An alarming number (160,000)1 (6.7% in 2017) of children miss school each day because of the fear of being bullied. In this day of social networking, cyberbullying is the type of bullying that is on the rise the most (14.9% in 2017). What can we do to counter this issue? We can respond by seeking to prevent bullying from happening as we begin with our preschoolers in teaching about kindness. Bullying is a matter of the heart, and we must instill a heart for others within our preschoolers.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Lorna Bius

Lorna Bius in Clarkston, Georgia

“I am so thankful for the love of Christ in my life, and I love to tell others about Him,” said Lorna Bius, a Send Relief missionary who shows and shares Christ’s love with refugees every day in her community of

Working with Refugees, Stage 2: Found a Faith-Based Ministry

female volunteer posing with refugees she is teaching

Stage 1 of working with refugees is getting to know them by talking to and listening to them. Once you’ve done this, it is time to move to stage 2—founding a faith-based ministry to refugees.

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I Didn’t Mean to Be an Acteen. Confessions of an Honorary Acteen.

I didn’t mean to be an Acteen. I mean, how detrimental to your “social standing” as a middle school guy in the youth group than to be associated with an all-girl organization?

Incorporating Learning Styles in Missions Education

Every child is different. All children have different likes and dislikes, different levels of ability and education, and different learning preferences. The children we teach may be visual learners, auditory learners, or kinesthetic learners.

Celebrate the Adoption Process in Community

adoptive family holding hands

A child in need of love and a home. A potential parent with love to give and a home to share. This could be any adopted child’s story. But it’s yours.

Toward Deeper Learning: Asking the Right Questions

How many times have you caught yourself wrapping up a lesson with questions like Who is our missionary this week? or Where does our missionary live?

A Scary Time of Year

Sometimes I Am Afraid

One of my Mission Friends asked me, “What does spooky mean?” I replied that it means something is scary. If you have gone in almost any kind of store in the last few weeks, you have seen the spooky things that are on display at this time of year. It seems the Halloween season continues to gain ground as a consumer holiday as people buy candy, costumes, and decorations. Some displays are rather gruesome, with bloody injuries and bloodshot eyes. As I have seen spooky displays in several places, I wondered how preschoolers see these. Preschoolers have a hard time knowing what is real and what is pretend or fantasy. Seeing these scary things could be frightening to them.

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