Missions education and hands-on missions opportunities come through age-graded classes that meet each Wednesday in the Family Life Center. They include Mission Friends, RAs, and GAs. In addition to learning about missions, they also participate in actual missions projects.
Mission Friends is the church mission organization for preschoolers. Mission Friends provide lessons that help children understand how they can help others learn about God’s love. Starting at this early age gives children a solid foundation on which they can build their faith and beliefs as they grow. Children in Mission Friends love learning about the work done by missionaries and supporting this work with prayers and offerings.
Girls in Action (GAs) is a mission organization for girls in grades 1-6. In GAs, girls learn about the types of work done by missionaries. They pray for the missionaries and give offerings to help these missionaries share the message of God’s love with those that do not know him. GAs and their leaders work together to plan and carry out ministry projects in their community. The GAs begin to develop a mission lifestyle as they discover their place in God’s plan.
Royal Ambassadors (RAs)Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20. Taking their name from 2 Corinthians 5:20, Royal Ambassadors (RAs) is a mission organization for boys in grades 1-6. As reflected in the Royal Ambassador pledge, RAs learn to become well-informed followers of Christ, be concerned for others, help others share God’s message to the world, and keep a clean mind and body to better serve Christ. RAs is designed to teach missions as a lifestyle. This is done through lessons, games, arts and crafts, and activities such as camping and fishing trips.