Acteens Starter Pack
Why Missions Discipleship Is Important for Teenage Girls
“The value of missions discipleship for girls is to instill in them a desire to know Christ and make Him known. To challenge them to put their faith into action by being Jesus’ hands and feet in their everyday life at home, in school, and in their community.” —Robyn Meade, Acteens leader, First Baptist Church, Ashville, Alabama
Missions discipleship for teenage girls guides them to look beyond themselves and become actively involved in missions and ministry. What happens in missions discipleship doesn’t just stay within the walls of the church; girls are challenged to live their lives openly for Christ in a very authentic and influential way. They grow to see that God can use them every day in countless ways to change their world.
What is Acteens
Acteens is a missions discipleship group for girls in grades 7–12.
Each week, Acteens learn about the ways God is at work in the world around them. They also commit themselves to the Scriptures, finding strength and purpose in their words. Biblically-based and missionfocused, Acteens fearlessly share the good news of Jesus Christ with everyone they meet. The leaders of tomorrow are built today in Acteens.
Acteens strive to . . .
• learn about missions,
• pray for missions,
• give to missions, and
• be on mission for Jesus Christ. Acteens fosters a love of Jesus Christ and lights an unquenchable fire in the hearts of teenage girls to share His love with the world.
2. Meet with your pastor and student minister to pray together about starting Acteens in your church..
3. Determine how many Acteens groups and leaders you will need based on the size of your church.
4. Order Missions Journey: Students for your group.
5. Meet with your leaders to organize and make plans.
6. Begin promoting 6–8 weeks before you plan to get started.
We're here to help!
State WMU: Find links to state WMU websites at wmu.com/statecontacts.
Contact your local Baptist association, your state WMU office, or national WMU for training opportunities.