If you’ve been looking for a flexible missions curriculum for the children at your church, national Woman’s Missionary Union leaders say look no further.
This fall, Missions Journey: Kids will make its debut as the curriculum for Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors, Children in Action and any other missions discipleship group for grades 1–6 who would like to use it.
With a balanced blend of missions discipleship and Bible study, it’s a great fit for children’s church or Christian schools.
“Focusing on missions work both here in the U.S. and throughout the world, Missions Journey: Kids will captivate your children’s minds and hearts as they immerse themselves in a new culture each month and learn about the different avenues missionaries use to share the gospel with the nations,” said Robin McCall, content and marketing manager, national WMU.
Missions Journey: Kids isn’t a replacement for GA, RA and CA groups — it’s simply a new curriculum for those groups.
“Missions Journey: Kids is a one-stop shop for every missions group,” McCall explained. “Each month, leaders will find suggestions for extra activities for GA, RA and CA, ideas for earning badges and patches, tips for working through individualized achievement plans and more. We will also continue to create and carry special resources for GA, RA and CA, including badges and patches, achievement plans and identity items.”
But Missions Journey: Kids also broadens the reach of missions discipleship, offering a valuable resource to other groups and classes that could benefit from learning about their missions heritage, she said.
According to McCall, Missions Journey: Kids was created directly in response to requests from churches and missions discipleship leaders throughout the Southern Baptist Convention who asked for more robust Bible study and in-depth missions studies in a simple format.
‘Tailored to fit’
“Written with every church in mind, Missions Journey: Kids gives leaders flexibility to create missions discipleship experiences tailored to fit their needs,” she said. “Leaders can easily adapt every lesson to fit their context, whether their group is large or small, or if they lead girls, boys or a coed group.”
Every weekly session will include tips for teaching missions study and discipleship, and Scripture memory and application. The new fall materials will be in churches by August 2021.
A free sample unit is available at wmu.com/missionsjourneykids.