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Welcome to Girls in Action. Girls in Action ® is a fun-filled missions organization just for girls in grades 1 through 6. GA ® helps girls develop spiritually.

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1 Welcome to Girls in Action

2 Girls in Action ® is a fun-filled missions organization just for girls in grades 1 through 6. GA ® helps girls develop spiritually toward a missional lifestyle.

3 a biblical worldview that encompasses the globe. ways to demonstrate the love of Christ to others. how God is working around the world. that they are a part of God’s plan. Girls in GA learn...

4 GA Motto Go Forward!

5 GA Pledge As a GA, I will do my best to live a missions lifestyle that honors God by learning about missions, praying for missions, giving to missions, doing missions, and participating in the work of the church.

6 GA Scripture Verse Give thanks to the Lord. Worship him. Tell the nations what he has done. Announce how honored he is. —Isaiah 12:4 (NIrV)

7 GA Lifestyle Verse The Lord has shown you what is good. He has told you what he requires of you. You must treat people fairly. You must love others faithfully. And you must be very careful to live the way your God wants you to. —Micah 6:8 (NIrV)

8 “Girls in Action” Chorus: We’re Girls in Action. We’re girls with a mission, And we’re reaching the world. We’re Girls in Action, And we’re spreading God’s love around the world. All around, around, around the world.

9 GA Basics The foundation of GA is the meetings. Girls journey together as they learn about missions and do missions with their peers. The foundation of GA is the meetings. Girls journey together as they learn about missions and do missions with their peers. The yearly curriculum is designed to give girls a broad view of how God is working through missions around the world. The yearly curriculum is designed to give girls a broad view of how God is working through missions around the world. GAs discover a variety of missions needs and ministries. They participate in projects that make a difference in their communities and around the world. GAs discover a variety of missions needs and ministries. They participate in projects that make a difference in their communities and around the world.

10 GA Study Units With each monthly unit, GAs learn about a different missions area. With each monthly unit, GAs learn about a different missions area. Each weekly session introduces girls to a different aspect of the missions area. Girls receive a holistic understanding of the missions area by the end of the month. Each weekly session introduces girls to a different aspect of the missions area. Girls receive a holistic understanding of the missions area by the end of the month. Each session builds on the month’s Scripture passage as a biblical basis for missions. Each session builds on the month’s Scripture passage as a biblical basis for missions.

11 Session One Introduction: The Biblical Basis for the Month’s Topic What does the Bible say?

12 Session Two Missionary 1 What does the missionary do?

13 Session Three Missionary 2 What does the missionary do?

14 Session Four Girls may complete a ministry project, work on GA Journey sm, or participate in a simulation activity that reinforces the information covered in the previous three sessions. What do I need to know to personalize and apply what I’ve learned?

15 Getting Started: Step 1 How to Involve Children in Missions: Includes Guides for Girls in Action and Children in Action This comprehensive resource provides detailed guidance for how the organization works, and how to start and maintain a GA group. It includes detailed information about the curriculum, information to guide leaders in teaching children, reproducible forms, and many other helpful resources.

16 Getting Started: Step 2 Curriculum The GA curriculum consist of three basic pieces: GA Leader, GA Leader Kit, and GA World. Subscriptions to these bimonthly pieces may be ordered by calling WMU Customer Service. The GA curriculum consist of three basic pieces: GA Leader, GA Leader Kit, and GA World. Subscriptions to these bimonthly pieces may be ordered by calling WMU Customer Service. Each curriculum piece is delivered 3-to-4 weeks before the unit begins. Each curriculum piece is delivered 3-to-4 weeks before the unit begins.

17 GA Leader The leader’s guide to weekly teaching plans. One magazine per leader is needed.

18 GA Leader Kit This resource kit supports the weekly session plan in GA Leader. It includes missionary photos, gameboards, and more. One kit needed per classroom.

19 GA World This is the girls’ magazine used weekly in GA sessions. It includes missionary stories, games, recipes, jokes, and more. One magazine for each girl.

20 GA Journey GA Journey is the new GA individual achievement plan, replacing WorldVentures. GA Journey is the new GA individual achievement plan, replacing WorldVentures. This optional plan is designed for use once a month. Age-graded books and projects help girls grow spiritually and mature in their understanding of missions. This optional plan is designed for use once a month. Age-graded books and projects help girls grow spiritually and mature in their understanding of missions. Badges are awarded for each level completed. Badges are awarded for each level completed.

21 Getting Started: Step 3 Planning WMU provides churches with tools to plan and promote GA. These include WMU provides churches with tools to plan and promote GA. These include WMU Year Book 2012–2013 WMU Year Book 2012– personal consultation and training through state WMU offices personal consultation and training through state WMU offices

22 Planning for 2012–2013 provides helpful information to help churches start GA provides helpful information to help churches start GA includes GA basic information flyer, invitations, bulletin or newsletter inserts, and a unit of GA curriculum includes GA basic information flyer, invitations, bulletin or newsletter inserts, and a unit of GA curriculum

23 Planning for 2012–2013 WMU Year Book 2012–2013 The GA year runs September through August. The WMU Year Book is available the February before the GA year starts. The GA year runs September through August. The WMU Year Book is available the February before the GA year starts. This resource provides a preview of the GA year—from that year’s theme to each month’s unit focus. Provides resources and ideas for the entire year. This resource provides a preview of the GA year—from that year’s theme to each month’s unit focus. Provides resources and ideas for the entire year.

24 Planning for 2012–2013 Planning resources are posted June through August before the start of each new year. Planning resources are posted June through August before the start of each new year. GA leaders can find and share ideas on the GA Leader Forum and Facebook page. GA leaders can find and share ideas on the GA Leader Forum and Facebook page. Presentations and conference outlines are available for leaders to train new leaders in their own churches. Presentations and conference outlines are available for leaders to train new leaders in their own churches.

25 Planning for 2012–2013 State WMU Offices Each state has a WMU office that will provide training and consulting to churches and individuals. Each state has a WMU office that will provide training and consulting to churches and individuals. Many states provide state or regional GA training. Many states provide state or regional GA training. Use the contact information at to contact your state WMU office. Use the contact information at to contact your state WMU office.www.wmu.com

26 Getting Started: Part 4 GA Extras Find more information about the following resources in How to Involve Children in Missions and at or Meet Me in the City Pack (2012–2013) Meet Me in the City Pack (2012–2013) Children’s Ministry Day—February 16, 2013 Children’s Ministry Day—February 16, 2013 Badges Badges Identity Items Identity Items Missions idea books for church and home Missions idea books for church and home “Exploring God’s World” Reading Club “Exploring God’s World” Reading Club

27 Recap GA Basics How to Involve Children in Missions How to Involve Children in Missions GA Leader GA Leader GA Leader Kit GA Leader Kit GA World GA World GA Journey GA Journey GA Extras GA Extras

28 GA Resources To order a subscription to the curriculum, call WMU Customer Service at To order a subscription to the curriculum, call WMU Customer Service at To order products or renew a subscription, visit or call WMU Customer Service at To order products or renew a subscription, visit or call WMU Customer Service at www.wmustore.com

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