It's Time to Grow

What do you say when someone asks you about Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors, or Children in Action? What do you share on social media or with parents of potential GAs, RAs, or CAs? When someone on staff at your church asks how your class is going, what do you tell them?

By sharing how your group or chapter is learning about missions, praying for missions, giving to missions, and doing missions, you'll share the excitement of what is happening with your group and your kids. Those hearing the specifics of how your group learns about, prays for, gives to, and does missions will be impressed that elementary-age kids are learning to live their lives on mission at such a young age.

Try these suggestions:

  • Describe your group with the WMU objectives. Say: Last week, we learned how missionaries make new friends so they can share the gospel. This week, we prayed for missionaries all over the world, and we added to our prayer journals. We are also planning a bake sale (or car wash) so we can give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.
  • Talk positively about the kids. Say: The kids are having so much fun playing silly games and learning about our missionaries. They are really beginning to understand that they can tell other people about Jesus!
  • Share the excitement. With parental permission, post pictures of the kids in your group learning about, praying for, giving to, and doing missions. Take advantage of bulletin boards, slides in your pre-service slide show, and social media.

When you start using the WMU objectives to describe what your GAs, RAs, or CAs are doing, you will see more kids come each week—and maybe even pick up a new leader or two along the way!

 

by Heather Keller

 

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