Learn, Pray, Give — Now Do

Each week in Girls in Action, girls learn about missions. They pray for missions. They give to missions. But sometimes as leaders, we struggle to find time to actually do missions.

Well, look no further—we have the perfect opportunity for your GAs, and it’s time to start planning now!

Join other GAs all over the country on Saturday, February 18, 2017, for our tenth annual Children’s Ministry Day.

The theme this year is Love Your Neighbor. As girls participate in hands-on missions projects, they can share the love of Jesus with those who are hurting in their neighborhoods.

Before the event, lead girls in a discussion about what Jesus meant when He told us to love our neighbors, and help girls identify their “neighbors”—specifically those who are hurting in your own community, association, and state. Guide GAs as they brainstorm ways to reach out in a missions effort to connect their hurting neighbors to the church.

Choose projects that actively involve girls and instill confidence in their abilities to help others. Consider one of these ideas for your GA group:

  • Assemble hygiene kits for disaster relief victims in your area.
  • Host an arts and crafts day at a local women and children’s shelter.
  • Make no-sew fleece blankets for a veterans’ hospital or nursing facility.
  • Prepare activity bags for a local children’s hospital.
  • Pack individual snack packs for a weekend backpack ministry at a local school.

For more ideas about ways to involve GAs in CMD 2017, consult the Mission: My Life Promotion Pack, as well as wmu.com/cmd.

As GAs go and do missions through CMD, they come to realize their potential to claim the love of Jesus in all areas of their lives and in everything they do. It is a great opportunity to prepare the next generation to reach others for God’s kingdom and to embrace a missions-minded attitude toward living.

Start planning now to join us this year as we celebrate the tenth year of Children’s Ministry Day and doing missions together.

Go Forward!


Melissa leads 1st through 3rd grade GAs at her church and is excited about joining together with other GAs across the country for CMD2017! Melissa serves as the design editor for Girls in Action.


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