Say Yes to Acteens, Challengers, and Youth on Mission!

Your role in helping sixth-graders transition smoothly from GA, RA, and CA to Acteens, Challengers, and Youth on Mission is an opportunity to prepare children for the next stage of their missions education journeys. Acteens, Challengers, and Youth on Mission are experiences for growth and learning for middle school and high school students in their development of a missions lifestyle.

Here are some ways you can ignite enthusiasm for the upcoming experience:

  1. Plan a “Moving Up” event to celebrate the sixth-graders who are moving to Acteens, Challengers, or Youth on Mission. Invite current members of the organization as well as a missionary or leader to share how meaningful the program is to them and has impacted their lives.
  2. Coordinate a sixth-grade missions project that pairs GAs/Acteens, RAs/Challengers, or CAs/Youth on Mission, so children can get to know each other as they work together to accomplish a task of helping others and sharing God’s love.
  3. Have current members of Acteens, Challengers, or Youth on Mission “adopt” each of the rising students as a “brother” or “sister” member to help them feel accepted and part of the group. 
  4. In your church newsletter, include the names of the sixth-grade GAs, RAs, or CAs who are moving to Acteens, Challengers, or Youth on Mission. Recognize their accomplishments and welcome them to Acteens, Challengers, or Youth on Mission.
  5. Continue to send birthday cards and pray for the newest Acteens, Challengers, or Youth on Mission so they will know they are still important to you.

You are given the privilege of helping sixth-graders move to Acteens, Challengers, or Youth on Mission with ease and excitement. You can help them enthusiastically say yes to moving up!

 

by Edith H. Fisher

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