Plug-In Missions Ed
There's always time to share the missions story, and Plug-In Missions Ed makes it easy. Kentucky WMU children's programming leaders are compiling, writing, and editing interesting and fun 30-minute lessons that can be "plugged in" to just about any children's ministry setting: Sunday school, opening assembly, Awana, children's church, backyard Bible clubs and more. There's never a wrong time to share the story of how God uses His people to share the love of Christ with the world! Get started this week, and if you have questions, don't hesitate to contact Stacy Nall, KWMU preschool/children's consultant.
September - State Missions
Week One: God's Appalachian Partnership
Week Two: Kentucky Raceway Ministries
October is traditionally a time for Baptists in Kentucky, and across the country, to focus on the global issue of hunger. WMU's e4 (engage explore, expand, and experience) series provides up to four weeks of focused learning and application at just a few dollars for the digital download. If you've never tried an e4 study before, this will be a great opportunity for you and your students to give it a test drive. (WMU also has curricula for preschoolers, adults, and in Spanish, related to the issue of hunger relief.)
November - Showing Care and Concern
Week One: Chaplaincy
Week Two: Helping Those with PTSD
Week Three: Mission Project to Those Serving in the Military
Week Four: International Missions Study for Children
December is the time that Southern Baptists focus on International Missions and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. WMU's e4 series provides up to four weeks of focused learning and application at just a few dollars for the digital download. Developed with simplicity in mind, this unit offers enough material for up to four weeks of customizable lessons. The unit begins with Bible study and a prayer experience. Then the children will explore the origins of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and learn how the the offering directly benefits international missionaries. Available as a digital download from the wmustore.com
January: Lessons to start the year
Week 1: IMB Affinity Group: The Americas
Week 2: Homelessness
Week 4: Stewardship
February: Showing Love Through Missions
Week 1: Refugees
Week 2: Children's Ministry Day
Week 3: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Week 4: Annie Armstrong Easter Offering - The e4 unit from WMU includes 4 weeks of lessons which may be used in March in conjunction with other resources from the North American Mission Board. Through the e4 unit and resources from NAMB, children will explore the origins of the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and learn how it helps missionaries in North America.
March: Missions in North America
Week 1: North American Mission Study - Special NAMB unit for children.
Studies for all ages available: anniearmstrong.com/resources
Week 2, 3, 4: NAMB Children's Missions Education
Order or download the North American Mission Board Activity Book for Children
Then choose from among the "Send City" supplemental lessons which may be downloaded and used with the activity booklet.
April: The Cooperative Program at Work
Week 1: Working Together: The Cooperative Program- This e4 unit from WMU includes 4 weeks of lessons about the Cooperative Program which may be used in April, Cooperative Program emphasis month on the SBC calendar. Through this e4 unit, children will learn about why CP was started and how it supports missions. Includes a mission project idea.
Week 2: Clean Water - Learn how WMU and Baptist Global Response help to provide clean water for missions.
Week 3: Church Planting - The Cooperative Program is vital to church planting. This e4 unit from WMU includes 4 weeks of lessons about church planting and the work of church planters to start new churches. Includes a mission project idea.
Week 4: Mission Project: Birthday Party at a Nursing Home. Engage children in community ministry by hosting a birthday party at a local nursing home.