Do you need some tips and ideas for leading missions discipleship for adults? If so, you’ve come to the right place!
The resources, tips, and planning guides on this page will help you start and lead adult missions discipleship in your church.
The resource materials are provided as downloadable files (PDF, PowerPoint, etc.) that you can simply view on screen or download to your device to use or print.
Why Missions Discipleship?
WMU’s unwavering focus is making disciples of Jesus who live on mission.
Why? Because we believe that every Christian is to live out the mandate of the Great Commission, to live “on mission,” to share the goods news of Jesus Christ with all people.
WMU’s missions discipleship resources provide your church with biblically-sound learning opportunities and meaningful missions experiences for all age levels.
Unfolding the Bible's Mission Story
God’s heart is for all people to know Him and worship Him. This video explores how the story of missions unfolds throughout the Bible.
Missional Characteristics for Adults
Through missions discipleship, adults engage in growth experiences that help them develop the four characteristics of a missional disciple:
- Learn about missions
- Pray for missions
- Support missions
- Do missions and tell about Jesus
This video showcases how these missional characteristics guide missions activities through adult missions discipleship.
To learn more about what, why, and how WMU supports churches in making disciples of Jesus who live on mission, visit the About WMU page.
Missions discipleship empowers adults to become more effective witnesses in their world. When adults explore current missions efforts around the world, delve into the biblical mandate for missions, and become personally involved, they clearly see their responsibility to take the gospel to the nations. Understanding the ways adults learn can help a leader be more intentional about helping adults experience every aspect of missions discipleship.
Ways Adults Learn (PDF)
Identify how adults learn in order to equip them for missions involvement.
Missions Discipleship for Adult Groups
WMU offers three options for adult missions discipleship to meet the needs in your church. More than one of the options may be possible within a church.
- Women on Mission provides a community for women to become active disciples of Christ by engaging in missions.
- Adults on Mission is a coed group to prepare men and women to work together to share the gospel and become involved in missions.
- myMISSION is specifically designed for young women to explore their faith together and participate in hands-on missions projects.
Women on Mission
Getting Started With Women on Mission
How to Start Women on Mission (PDF)
Use these simple steps in starting Women on Mission.
How to Start Sisters Who Care (PDF)
Use these simple steps in starting Sisters Who Care, the African American expression of Women on Mission.
Women on Mission Resources (PDF)
An overview of the resources for leaders and those involved in Women on Mission.
Try a Sample of Women on Mission Resources
Get started right now with our free downloadable starter pack. The Women on Mission starter pack includes general information and sample materials. Click here to get your Women on Mission starter pack.
Leading a Woman on Mission Group
Women on Mission Leader Responsibilities (PDF)
Ways to Organize Women on Mission Groups (PDF)
What are the options for gathering to learn about and be involved in missions?
What Happens in a Women on Mission Group (PDF)
What does a Women on Mission group do? What activities and experiences are involved?
Planning for Women on Mission (PDF)
Successful planning includes overarching plans and specific plans for Women on Mission.
Tips for Planning Women on Mission Meetings (PDF)
Ideas for planning and carrying out exciting missions experiences with your Women on Mission group.
Checklist for Planning a Women on Mission Meeting (PDF)
This checklist is a step-by-step guide to planning a Women on Mission meeting.
Ideas for Planning a Women on Mission Event (PDF)
How do I plan a successful missions event?
Adults on Mission
Getting Started With Adults on Mission
How to Start Adults on Mission (PDF)
Use these simple steps in starting an Adults on Mission group.
Adults on Mission Resources (PDF)
An overview of the resources for leaders and those involved in Adults on Mission.
Try a Sample of Adults on Mission Curriculum
Get started right now with our free downloadable starter pack. The Adults on Mission starter pack includes general information and sample curriculum materials. Click here to get your Adults on Mission starter pack.
Leading an Adults on Mission Group
Adults on Mission Leader Responsibilities (PDF)
What do Adults on Mission leaders do? Learn the basic responsibilities and ways of adjusting leadership needs.
Key Elements of Adults on Mission (PDF)
Adults on Mission is flexible to meet the needs of your church. These key elements characterize Adults on Mission.
Ways to Organize Adults on Mission Groups (PDF)
Learn of options for customizing the activities and elements of your group.
Planning for Adults on Mission (PDF)
Successful planning includes overarching plans and specific plans for Adults on Mission.
Checklist for Planning an Adults on Mission Meeting (PDF)
Use this checklist as a guide in planning for Adults on Mission.
Getting Started with mymission
What Is myMISSION and Who Is It For? (PDF)
Learn the purpose of myMISSION and how young women grow as missional Christians through myMISSION.
How Is myMISSION Different from Women on Mission? (PDF)
The elements of myMISSION are designed to engage young women in missions discipleship.
How to Start myMISSION (PDF)
Learn how to start myMISSION with these simple steps.
myMISSION Resources (PDF)
Discover the resources available for myMISSION.
Leading a myMISSION Group
myMISSION Leader Responsibilities (PDF)
Learn the specific responsibilities of myMISSION leaders.
Ways to Organize myMISSION Groups (PDF)
The structure for myMISSION groups is flexible! Learn of the variety of ways in which myMISSION can be offered.
Checklist for Planning a myMISSION Meeting (PDF)
Make plans for myMISSION with this checklist.