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Stress, Anxiety, and Negativity, Oh My!

Woman praying by pond

Stress is a common emotion. We all experience it to one degree or another.

Although there are multiple tactics for dealing with stress, true freedom from the weight of stress can only be found in God's Word.

Here are some ways He will help you find relief:

Fun and Fresh Fundraising Ideas for your Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Great Multitude

The best Christmas gifts don’t always come wrapped in pretty paper and tied up with a matching bow on top.  Each December, Southern Baptists join together in one cooperative effort to raise money for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. This is an incredible gift for those missionaries serving around the world.  With 100% of funds raised going directly to the missionaries on the field, churches are looking for new ways to motivate their people to be a part of reaching the nations.  

Here are 7 fun and fresh ideas you may want to consider as you plan to promote and fundraise for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering:

Leader Devotion: Rohingya (Matt. 7:24–27)

Use this devotion to deepen your personal understanding of the Scripture Focus on Matthew 7:24–27 for the Discipleship Lesson in the Missions Journey: Students unit on Rohingya.

How to Add Missions to What You Are Already Doing

Students walking together

If you survey the average churchgoer to ask if their church is involved in missions, it is safe to assume that many are. Some would respond that they travel around the world to share God’s love, and others would say they give to various mission offerings.

Missions discipleship is vital for the spiritual development of students. Many churches already have full schedules for their students, so leaders need to find creative ways to add missions discipleship into our regular programming.

Built for a Purpose

Emily Morrow, Acteens Panelist

God created every single thing on this earth for a purpose - animals, plans, and mankind. Plants and animals have it pretty simple. They know their purpose, and they don't need to seek God to understand why there are here. Mankind, on the other hand, is a different story.

Food Insecurity: What Does It Mean and What Can You Do?

Homeless man on street

As a kid, I remember being aware that my family was poor, but also being so thankful that we never had to worry about where our next meal would come from.

For many children in the United States, worry about their next meal is a daily event.

So what is food insecurity, and what can we do about it?

How Do I Know if a Student Is Hungry? And What Can I Do About It?

Chances are the kids in your student group don’t know what it means to be chronically hungry. But there is a chance that several of your students may live with some level of food insecurity. They may have wondered where their next meal will come from; their families may have used a food pantry or government subsidized meals; or they may have missed a meal or two last week.

Leader Devotion: Adoption/Foster Care (Gal. 4)

Use this devotion to deepen your personal understanding of the Scripture Focus for the Discipleship Lesson in the Missions Journey: Students unit on Send Relief: Adoption and Foster Care.

 

Those Moments . . . How to Keep Students Engaged

Anyone? Anyone? Class? Anyone? Can you picture that classic scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off when the a teacher is lecturing the class about history and economics. The students are all sitting at their desks, mouths opened, slumped over and drooling on their desks, and just completely unengaged. Let me just say, do not let that happen in your student group!

Missions in the Dominican Republic

Ashley Fan, National Acteens Panelis

I spent the last week of June 2018 in the Dominican Republic teaching crafts at an English immersion camp. I worked with Haitian kids, ranging from three to fifteen years-old. This was a youth mission trip.

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