Acteens is a missions organization for girls in your church who are ages 12–17 or in grades 7–12. Through Acteens, teenaged girls in your church can have opportunities to grow in their relationships with God and their peers. Acteens learn to look beyond themselves and become actively involved in missions and ministry. Missions is at the heart of Acteens, and members explore and do hands-on missions in their communities and beyond. Acteens are also actively involved in learning about missions and praying for and giving to missions.
Research tells us that gender-specific organizations provide a healthy learning environment, particularly for teenage girls. Acteens offers teenage girls an opportunity to grow in their understanding of God, themselves, and others in an all-girl environment. Acteens experiences help girls develop dynamic relationships with God leading them to make missions a continuing part of their lives.
Missions education teaches that God is active and working in the world today. Acteens helps girls learn that they can be a part of God’s work in the world. The girls also come to understand that the world is bigger than their own community.
By encouraging missions education for teen girls, WMU meets and anticipates the ever-changing needs of your missions efforts. With a comprehensive student focus, this guide is essential for missions leaders who are serious about leading teenagers in Acteens.
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All girl, ages 12–17 or in grades 7–12, who want to participate can be members of Acteens. Church membership is not required.
Both adults and Acteens members are responsible for leading the work of the group.
Acteens groups usually meet weekly; however, some groups meet less often. Your group can choose to meet at a time and place that best suits your activities and the girls’ schedules.
Session plans for leaders are found in Acteens Leader magazine (published three times a year). Additional activities for the girls are found in The Mag, the missions magazine for teen girls (published bimonthly).
During a meeting, Acteens participate in missions experiences related to praying for missions, doing missions, learning about missions, and developing a missions lifestyle. The experiences embrace these six elements of Acteens: biblically-based, action-oriented, relationship-based, learner-focused, accountability-based, and missions driven. Some meetings may be devoted to working on the individual achievement plan called MissionsQuest, or to planning special projects. Leaders can encourage girls to develop their leadership skills by guiding them to participate and accept leadership according to their age and experience.
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