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Introduction to Children in Action SM. CA is a fun-filled, missions organization for girls and boys in grades 1–6 that helps children develop spiritually.

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1 Introduction to Children in Action SM

2 CA is a fun-filled, missions organization for girls and boys in grades 1–6 that helps children develop spiritually toward a missional lifestyle. CA is a fun-filled, missions organization for girls and boys in grades 1–6 that helps children develop spiritually toward a missional lifestyle. What is Children in Action?

3 a biblical worldview that encompasses the globe. a biblical worldview that encompasses the globe. ways to demonstrate the love of Christ to others. ways to demonstrate the love of Christ to others. how God is working around the world. how God is working around the world. that they are a part of God’s plan. that they are a part of God’s plan. In Children in Action, children learn:

4 Send Me! Children in Action Motto

5 As a member of Children in Action, I will pray for missions, give to missions, learn about missions, and do missions through the power of Christ. Children in Action Pledge

6 I can do everything by the power of Christ. He gives me strength. —Philippians 4:13 (NIrV) Children in Action Scripture Verse

7 The foundation of Children in Action is the meetings. Here, children journey together as they learn about and do missions with their peers. The foundation of Children in Action is the meetings. Here, children journey together as they learn about and do missions with their peers. The yearly curriculum is designed to give children a broad view of how God is working through missions around the world. The yearly curriculum is designed to give children a broad view of how God is working through missions around the world. Children discover a variety of missions needs and ministries. They participate in projects that make a difference in their communities and around the world. Children discover a variety of missions needs and ministries. They participate in projects that make a difference in their communities and around the world. Basis for Children in Action

8 Getting Started: Step One This is the guide for starting Children in Action. One book per leader is recommended.

9 Children in Action Leader This is the leader guide to weekly teaching plans. It includes activity posters and banners. One guide needed per leader.

10 Children in Action Leader provides monthly plans for Children in Action groups to learn about a different missions area. Children in Action Leader provides monthly plans for Children in Action groups to learn about a different missions area. Sessions provide ideas for leading all children, grades 1–6. Sessions provide ideas for leading all children, grades 1–6. Sessions encourage children to learn about and actively participate in missions opportunities at home and around the world. Sessions encourage children to learn about and actively participate in missions opportunities at home and around the world. Children in Action Leader

11 Includes Includes session plans session plans interactive games interactive games activities activities maps maps Posters Posters... and much more! Children in Action Leader

12 Introduces the biblical basis of the month’s topic: What does the Bible say? Session One

13 Introduces the need being addressed by one of the month’s featured missionaries: What is the need? Session Two

14 Introduces the need being addressed by the second featured missionary: What is the need? Session Three

15 Provides a project (a hands-on ministry idea) related to the unit: How can I help meet this need or a similar need in my own community? Session Four

16 Each lesson is only a page long and is planned to be presented in a 45 minute – one hour session. What does a Children in Action lesson look like?

17 Opening The opening is a fun, introductory activity that utilizes posters from the curriculum or common classroom materials found in many churches. It is designed to get a child’s attention and draw him or her into the lesson.

18 Story Time Using posters provided in CA Leader, leaders can teach children about current work happening on the missions field in North America and around the world.

19 Closing activities wrap up the lesson with a closing thought, craft, or movement activity that helps a child remember what he or she has learned. Closing

20 A simple prayer suggestion closes each week’s lesson. Prayer time

21 Missions Expedition This is the individualized achievement plan for Children in Action. One book is needed per group. Children can work on missions projects during the fourth week’s lessons each month or at their own pace.

22 This optional plan is designed for use once every month. Missions Expedition helps leaders customize projects that help children grow spiritually and mature in their understanding of missions. This optional plan is designed for use once every month. Missions Expedition helps leaders customize projects that help children grow spiritually and mature in their understanding of missions. Badges are awarded upon completion. Badges are awarded upon completion. Missions Expedition

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25 Planning WMU ® provides every church with tools to plan and promote Children in Action. These include: WMU ® provides every church with tools to plan and promote Children in Action. These include: wmu.com/getstarted wmu.com/getstarted wmu.com/getstarted WMU Year Book 2014–2015 WMU Year Book 2014–2015 wmu.com/children wmu.com/children wmu.com/children personal consultation and training through state WMU offices personal consultation and training through state WMU offices Getting Started: Step 3

26 Social Media Connections facebook.com/childrensmissions

27 Planning for 2014–2015 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 training. Many states provide state or regional training. Use the contact information at wmu.com/children to contact your state WMU office. Use the contact information at wmu.com/children to contact your state WMU office. wmu.com/children

28 Getting Started: Part 4 Children in Action Extras See Children in Action Guide for Leaders and wmu.com/children or wmustore.com for more information about the following resources: wmu.com/childrenwmustore.com wmu.com/childrenwmustore.com All For You Promotion Pack (2014–2015) All For You Promotion Pack (2014–2015) Children’s Ministry Day TM Children’s Ministry Day TM Badges Badges Identity Items Identity Items Missions idea books for church and home Missions idea books for church and home

29 Children in Action Resources To order a subscription to To order a subscription to Children in Action Leader, call WMU Customer Service at or visit wmustore.com Children in Action Leader, call WMU Customer Service at or visit wmustore.comwmustore.com

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