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How to Engage Your Students in Missions Discipleship

Missions Discipleship for Students

“Guess what! I have been accepted and I am heading overseas for the summer. Can you believe it! I am so nervous but, you know, it is what we have learned about all these years and now I get to do it. Honestly, I never thought I would do this. God just kept putting this on my heart.” As a leader, what a great phone call to receive! This student was about to finish her freshman year of college and now she would use her summer to be intentionally on mission for God.

WMU Launches New Missional Resources for Students

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) Missions Journey: Students is WMU’s new digitally-formatted resource designed to provide ongoing missions discipleship curriculum for all student groups and to empower them to discover their own roles as disciples of Jesus who live on mission. 

About Challengers

Challengers is the missions education organization for teenage boys ages 12-17 or in grades 7-12. Challengers is just one of the missions education organizations offered by WMU.

Sacrificing Cherished Belongings and Accolades

Several years ago on a trip to Baltimore, I had a Nigerian taxi driver tell me something I hope to never forget: “When you come to America and look around, you see what so many men and women died for.” He talked about the freedoms we have that he had never imagined experiencing.

Turn the World Upside Down for Christ

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The first summer I ever went to GA camp our theme was Turning My World Upside Down! I hadn’t ever heard of that before — maybe you haven’t either. The idea comes from Acts 17:6: “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also” (ESV). Some of Jesus’ followers were being accused of upsetting the normal way things were done, or turning the world upside down through their radical surrender to and witness for Christ.

Challengers Leader Training

Throughout its history, the effectiveness of Challengers has depended on leadership. It is safe to say that one person with a passion for missions can impact an entire group of teenagers. The beginning point is a desire for students to be involved in missions.

Challengers FAQs

Who can be a Challenger?

Ukuleles, Gratitude, and the Presence of God

There are certainly typical Thanksgiving week activities—traveling to visit family members, making pies ahead of time and putting them in the freezer, cleaning the house in preparation for company, and making gratitude trees, jars, leaves, banners, and so on—as a way to visibly express our thankf

5 Things Every Graduate Needs to Hear

The month of May usually finds students across the country with only one thing on their mind: Summer vacation! But for many, this yearly pause comes with an added weight of expectation.

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