Preparing for the New Year

Ready or not, 2017 is right around the corner. A new year can be a fresh start and a chance to begin again, to try new things, and to dream about what a new year might bring.

As you prepare for 2017, what are you looking forward to? What would you like to see left behind, and what would you like to bring with you?

There’s never been a better time to get involved in children’s ministry with WMU. The curriculum is on-point, the mission is unwavering, the support is phenomenal, and the need for discipleship has never been greater. We receive calls all the time from folks looking to make a difference in the lives of the children in their local community.

As we begin a new year together, we urge you to check a few things off your New Year’s Resolution list . . .

Get connected. The resources we have to offer are top notch, but if you’re like me, you’ve still got to read the directions before you tear open the box. Connect with the national WMU office to get information about training and tips as you start down the road of missions discipleship.

Sign up for Children’s Ministry Day 2017. CMD is a unique opportunity for your children to share the love of Christ with the community around them. Join other groups from around the country as they engage in activities sponsored by WMU state offices to live out the theme, Love Your Neighbor. Children will love serving and seeing service modeled by you, as their leader. To find out more about CMD 2017, follow this link.

Share your story. Find us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and share what God is doing in and through your missions group. Sharing photos and stories with other leaders around the country is a way to inspire and encourage others to keep moving forward.

However you plan to meet the new year, we hope that you’ll meet it with us as we seek to raise up a new generation of children committed to sharing the love of Christ with their own community and their world.

Zachariah Seanor is the national consultant for Royal Ambassadors, Challengers, and Youth on Mission; husband to an amazing wife; and lover of the great outdoors. When he’s not in the office writing blogs, he enjoys warm fires, cool summer nights, and long walks with his border collie, Nellie.


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