Acteens Celebrates 50 Years of Missions Discipleship for Girls

Acteens from Eastern Hills Baptist Church

This year, WMU celebrates the 50th anniversary of Acteens, the missions education group for girls in grades 7–12. To kick off the celebration, WMU will bring together former Acteens to reflect on the past and look to the future on Friday, June 7.

The event, Acteens for Life, will take place at national WMU headquarters in Birmingham. This gathering is for all women whose lives have been impacted through Acteens in her teenage years, as well as current and former leaders of Acteens. Participants will gather at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy dinner together and reminisce about Acteens’ transformational influence on their lives. Following dinner, a panel will discuss the future of missions discipleship for teen girls and how women can become involved.

In addition, participants are encouraged to join Crossover Birmingham on Saturday, June 8, to engage in hands-on missions throughout the Birmingham area.

“This event will be a great time for women who have experienced Acteens to celebrate what they learned as teenagers,” says Heather Keller, the missions consultant for Acteens. “But even more importantly, we will challenge those in attendance to consider how they can help teen girls learn about and participate in missions discipleship today. It’s an exciting time to learn about the Great Commission and share God with His world.”

Tickets for the Acteens for Life event are $30 and include the Friday evening meal, a T-shirt, and a gift from WorldCrafts, the fair-trade division of WMU.

Visit for more information and to register for the event.

by Drew-Elizabeth Rushing
Drew-Elizabeth is a senior at Mississippi College and is majoring in communication studies. She is serving as an intern at national WMU this spring.

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