PLUG-IN MISSIONS DISCIPLESHIP
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.
This web page contains links to suggested lessons by month. Some lessons are suggested at a particular time to correspond to SBC missions emphases, but all lessons may be used at any time of the year.
Missions Offering Studies
Hunger Relief & Awareness
Week of Prayer and Missions Offering Studies
State Missions & the Eliza Broadus Offering
September is the time that Kentucky Baptists focus on State Missions and the Eliza Broadus Offering. There are several ways to help your children/adults learn about to about missions needs around the Commonwealth and how the Eliza Broadus Offering is used.
Resources from Kentucky WMU
Use the Mission Study for Preschool and Children (available from kywmu.org/eboguides). To learn about state missions throughout the year, please use the following lessons.
International Missions & the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
December is the time that Southern Baptists focus on International Missions and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. There are several ways to help your children/adults learn about to about missions needs around the world and how the Lottie Moon Offering is used.
Resources from the National WMU and the IMB
Use the International Mission Study for Children (available from www.wmustore.com) or resources from the International Mission Board (www.imb.org)
Lottie Moon Activity Page
Lottie Moon was known as “The Cookie Lady” and she used cookies to share the gospel. Download this coloring sheet and bake cookies with your children.
Missions in North America & the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
March/April is the time that Southern Baptists focus on North American Missions and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. There are several ways to help your children/adults learn about to about missions needs around North America and how the Annie Armstrong Offering is used.
Resources from the North American Mission Board - Studies for all ages available: anniearmstrong.com/resources
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.
October is traditionally a time for Baptists in Kentucky, and across the country, to focus on the global issue of hunger.
- Christianity - What Christians Believe - In order for Christians to share the gospel with others, it is important that we know what we believe. This lesson explores basic Christian beliefs with children.
- IMB Affinity Group: The Americas
Topical Missions Lessons
Cooperative Program at Work
Sharing Christ Around the World
Christmas in August and Caring for Missionaries
Missions Ideas for My Community
- Evangelistic Black Party - Learn about block parties and how they are used to shared the gospel.
- Plan a Block Party - Involve children in planning a block party for your community.
- Children's Missions Day - One-day mission project for children to engage their local community.
- Birthday Party at a Nursing Home. Engage children in community ministry by hosting a birthday party at a local nursing home.
- Poverty (Birthday in a Bag) - Engage children in ministry to people in your community/association by preparing a birthday celebration bag for children in poverty whose family may not be able to afford a birthday cake and decorations.
- Snack Bags for the Homeless - Micah 6:8 says to "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God." Loving mercy includes have mercy on the vulnerable in our communities. Be Gospel ready by meeting daily and spiritual needs.
Missions in My Association and Beyond
- Missions in Our Baptist Association - Learn about your Baptist Association and how churches work together in your area. Use this lesson as part of Associational Emphasis Week (observed by the Southern Baptist Convention annually beginning on the 3rd Sunday of May).
Showing Care, Concern, and Love Through Missions
- Helping Those with PTSD
- Mission Project to Those Serving in the Military - Choose a local community ministry that cares for people in need (food, clothing, shelter, etc.). Tell the children about this ministry or invite a guest speaker to talk with the children. Make cards for people who come to the ministry.
- Befriending Refugees - International missions is coming to your doorstep. Learn about Refugee, their story, and why they came to the United States. Learn how you can minister to these new friends.
- Homelessness- Children will learn how Jesus loves all people no matter their circumstances. They will also learn when they can do to show care to those with home insecurity.
Telling about Jesus
- Telling My Friends About Jesus Using Jelly Beans - Children will learn how to share the plan of salvation with their friends using jelly beans.