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Raising Children to Adopt a Missions Lifestyle

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“Mommy, what’s a missionary?” I’ve taken courses about the missions field, studied about missions, and even written about missionaries, but I struggled to answer the question in a way that would satisfy my daughter’s childlike understanding of the world.

Millennials and Evangelism: Sharing When Sharing Feels “Wrong”

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I know what it feels like to get nervous telling others about Jesus. There are times when it feels risky to the relationship or I feel awkward or I worry that I’m going to mess it up somehow and push them even further away from Jesus.

Back to School FEST

It’s time to get things revved back up for a new year. Why not consider a festive approach? Here are some ideas to excite your returning kids and interest new recruits:

God uses Mission Friends to help prepare leader’s heart for ministry in New England

MONTPELIER, Vt.—As a Mission Friends leader in Alabama, Kathryn Nunnelley delighted in sharing stories about missions and missionaries with enthusiastic preschoolers. Perhaps more significantly, God was instilling a call to missions in her own heart.

Back to School

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Remember yourself as a teenager on the eve of the first day of school. Your clothes picked out and hanging up with coordinating socks and shoes. (For me it was always mismatched Punky Brewster style.) Your backpack loaded.

Let Coffee Break the Ice and Build Relationships

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Let the fragrant wafts of coffee tantalize your nose as you listen to the noisy hum of espresso machines. Sink comfortably into a cozy chair, sip your favorite brew, and allow your eyes to flicker over the mosaic of colors and activity. Enjoy the flavors of a treat.

Christmas in August: 92 Years and Going Strong

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The year was 1927. Home on her first furlough, Elizabeth Ellyson Wiley spoke at First Baptist Church of Charlottesville, Virginia.  She and her husband, J. Hundley Wiley, served at the University of Shanghai in China.

Tips for Planning Your Next Lesson

Each week, children's missions leaders read a multi-page lesson and choose what will fit their group, their church, and their community. Some leaders always choose the same pieces of the lesson to teach.

Moving Up to Children’s Missions

You can probably tell that they aren’t kindergartners any more. Now these Mission Friends seem a little bit taller and wiser, and they are looking forward to becoming first-graders with the upcoming school year.

Children’s Missions Open House

Coming attractions, sneak peeks, and previews—we all want to feel like a part of a select group of people who have an insider's view of what's to come. Use that desire to your advantage and plan an Open House for your children's missions group. 

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