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Why Missions Discipleship Is Important for Children
“Because my church believed in missions discipleship for children, from a young age I learned the importance of telling others about Jesus. I learned that missions is something that God calls each of His children to do. For some, it might be to stay where they are and be the light for Jesus. For others, it means to physically move and be the light. Whatever God calls us to, we have a command from God to follow. Missions discipleship helps children realize that command and shows them the awesome privilege of being obedient to God.” —Erin Young, CA leader, Temple Baptist Church, West Monroe, Louisiana
Children love to share God’s love. And, children love to learn by doing. Through missions discipleship, children learn to share His love in multiple ways, from collecting school supplies for back-to-school backpacks to passing out water at sports events, from taking a meal to a homebound community member to even sharing a smile or a prayer with someone who needs it
Through Challengers, teenage boys will:
• discover God in their everyday experiences,
• go beyond the ordinary in their relationships
• experience God for who He is,
• become witnesses to God’s faithfulness,
• gain a greater understanding of missions and
how God is at work in the world, and
• participate in God’s awesome work in the world.
What is Children in Action?
Children in Action (CA) is a coed missions discipleship group for children in grades 1–6. Through Children in Action, children learn what it means to live a missional lifestyle while they participate in Bible studies and missions projects and “travel” around the world to explore the work of missionaries
How to Start Children in Action
Pray and ask God to provide additional leaders and excited families for this new group.
Work with your church staff or children’s workers to determine a great meeting time and place for your new group.
Order your curriculum. For personalized learning, order Missions Expedition.
Use your church’s social media and bulletins, as well as your personal contacts, to invite children to be involved in Children in Action. They are going to have a great time!
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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.
Resources for Children
Watch your boys develop a heart for missions as they discover how missionaries are reaching the world around them. While studying missions here in the United States and around the world, boys will learn how they can get involved through praying, giving, and serving.
Missions Journey: Kids Leader
Missions Journey: Kids Leader is your guide to leading children in grades 1–6 in missions discipleship. This quarterly guide provides three monthlong units, each focused on the work of missions personnel in North America and throughout the world.
Order one per leader.
Annual Subscription (4 quarterly issues):
• Print: $26.99
• Digital: $24.99
• Digital/Print bundle: $30.99 Prices subject to change
Missions Journey: Kids Adventure
Missions Journey: Kids Adventure is a full-color activity book for children in grades 1–6. Including mission stories, prayer prompts, games, puzzles, recipes, and coloring pages that are coordinated with the weekly Missions Journey: Kids Leader lesson plans, Missions Journey: Kids Adventure will get children excited about learning!
Order one per child. Annual subscription (4 quarterly print issues): $16.99
Price subject to change.
Missions Journey: Kids Leader Kit
Missions Journey: Kids Leader Kit contains full-color posters, games, and activities that coordinate with the lesson plans in Missions Journey: Kids Leader. The quarterly kit contains a map of the missions area, a missions photo poster, and a memory verse poster for each monthly unit. Order one per group. Annual subscription (4 quarterly print issues): $54.99 Price subject to change