National Acteens Panel

The National Acteens Panel is a group of young women who are interested in missions and impacting their world for Christ. The young women selected as national panelists have exhibited a strong commitment to Christ and to missions through their involvement in Acteens, leadership responsibilities in their church and community, and dedication to their academic studies.

National Acteens Panelists are representatives for Acteens from across the country. Panelists serve for one year. In that time, they have many opportunities for growth, leadership experience, and sharing their ideas and hopes for the future direction of Acteens.

Girls selected for the National Acteens Panel serve at a national WMU event where they have the opportunity to interact with missionaries and other national leaders involved in missions. They may also speak at churches and events in their home states. Panelists will also write blogs and create selfie-style videos for WMU social media outlets.

One special benefit of being chosen for the National Acteens Panel is provided through the WMU Foundation. Each panelist receives a $1,500 scholarship that may be used for the college or other educational experience of her choice.


Each year, young women are chosen for the National Acteens Panel. Panelists serve for only one year.

To be a National Acteens Panelist, you must be a junior or senior in high school. If you apply as a junior but are not selected as a panelist, please apply again when you’re a senior!


To qualify for the National Acteens Panel, applicant must:

  • be a current junior or senior in high school
  • be a Christian
  • be a member of a Southern Baptist Church
  • be a member of an Acteens organization
  • participate regularly in missions projects, activities, experiences, etc.
  • have parent’s or guardian’s permission to serve as a panelist and fulfill all panelist responsibilities


To qualify for the National Acteens Panel, applicant must:

  • be able to attend and provide her own transportation to and from a national WMU event
  • agree to serve from February 1 through December 31 for the year they are chosen to serve
  • agree to write blogs for use on and create selfie-style videos for WMU social media outlets, as assigned
How to Apply

To apply for the 2024 National Acteens Panel, download the application, complete the application following the instructions provided in the application, and email your completed application to by November 15, 2023.

See the application for instructions regarding how many references you need. All letters of recommendation from references are due by November 15, 2023.

Deadline for application materials and reference forms to be submitted is November 15, 2023.
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