This Year in Acteens

Paul’s life focus was sharing Christ with all those he encountered, doing whatever it took so that some would come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Students are maturing in a postmodern, even post-Christian world, in many places. Truth, as a critical component of faith development, is often watered-down or even non-existent. Missions discipleship is a perfect opportunity for students to be exposed to the truths of the gospel of Christ and challenged to fully live out their faith as Christ calls all believers to do.

As teenagers develop their abilities to think abstractly, they begin to understand more fully the connections between the Old and the New Testament, the deeper meanings of the parables, and other accounts of the interactions between Jesus and a variety of individuals. The wonderful result of this deeper understanding is a more developed ability to apply these spiritual truths to their own lives.

In the 2017–2018 church year, students involved in Acteens®, Challengers®, and Youth on Missionsm will continue to focus on the 2016–2018 WMU emphasis, By All Means. Students will explore in depth what it means to be a follower of Christ. The goal is for students to understand that knowing Christ and becoming like Him are foundational in the faith development of all believers.

Students will explore biblical characters who accepted God’s plan for their lives, and others who encountered Christ who did not always choose wisely. Students will be challenged to live every day as a disciple of Christ, and will look at examples of followers who strived to live that way. In the latter part of the church year, students will learn about and experience opportunities to love others for the sake of Christ. This will conclude the two-year emphasis discovering what it means to love and serve others by all means.


Monthly Missions Topics for 2017–2018

September 2017
Believing in Christ
Bible Study: Acts 16:11–34; John 3:14–18; Rom. 1:17; Rom. 10:8–11
Missions Focus: Salt Lake City, Utah

October 2017
Knowing Christ
Bible Study: John 14:1–31; Phil. 1:9–11; John 17:3; John 10:14
Missions Focus: The Deaf

November 2017
Becoming Like Christ
Bible Study: Rom. 12:1–2; 2 Cor. 3:7–18; 1 John 3:2; Eph. 4:15–24; Eph. 5:1–2
Missions Focus: Columbus, Ohio

December 2017
Saying Yes to God
Bible Study: Luke 1:26–56; Luke 2:1–52
Missions Focus: Russia

January 2018
The Hard Choice
Bible Study: Luke 19:1–10; Mark 10:17–31
Missions Focus: New Orleans, Louisiana

February 2018
Developing Relationships That Matter
Bible Study: Peter 4:8; Acts 10:1–48
Missions Focus: The Amazon

March 2018
We Are One
Bible Study: Neh. 1–6; Eph. 4:1–6; 1 Cor. 1:10–17
Missions Focus: Boston, Massachusetts

April 2018
Do. Love. Walk.
Bible Study: Micah 6:6–8; Psalm 89:14–18; Matt. 5–6
Missions Focus: Missionary Kid Schooling

May 2018
Life as a Disciple
Bible Study: Luke 6:46–49; John 7:37–39; Gal. 5:16–26; Eph. 2:10; Col. 3:1–17
Missions Focus: Las Vegas, Nevada

June 2018
Living for Christ
Bible Study: Deut. 6:1–9; Phil. 2:1–18; Matt. 16:24–28
Missions Focus: Burkina Faso

July 2018
Loving Christ. Serving Others.
Bible Study: Prov. 11:25; Matt. 20:26–28; Luke 22:26–27; 1 Peter 4:1–11
Missions Focus: Germany

August 2018
By All Means
Bible Study: 1 Cor. 9:19–23
Missions Focus: Saint Louis, Missouri



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