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Title: Girls in Action


1
Welcome to Girls in Action
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  • 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
Girls in GA learn . . .
  • 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 Gods plan.

4
GA Motto
  • Go Forward!

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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 124 (NIrV)

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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 68 (NIrV)

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Girls in Action Chorus
  • Were Girls in Action.
  • Were girls with a mission,
  • And were reaching the world.
  • Were Girls in Action,
  • And were spreading Gods 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 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.

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GA Study Units
  • 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 session builds on the months Scripture
    passage as a biblical basis for missions.

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Session One
  • Introduction
  • The Biblical Basis for the Months Topic
  • What does the Bible say?

12
Session Two
  • Missionary 1
  • What does the missionary do?

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Session Three
  • Missionary 2
  • What does the missionary do?

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Session Four
  • Girls may complete a ministry project, work on GA
    Journeysm, 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 Ive learned?

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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.

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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.
  • Each curriculum piece is delivered 3-to-4 weeks
    before the unit begins.

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GA Leader
The leaders guide to weekly teaching plans. One
magazine per leader is needed.
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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.
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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.
  • 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.

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Getting Started Step 3
  • Planning
  • WMU provides churches with tools to plan and
    promote GA. These include
  • www.wmu.com/getstarted
  • WMU Year Book 20122013
  • www.wmu.com/children
  • personal consultation and training through state
    WMU offices

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Planning for 20122013
  • www.wmu.com/getstarted
  • provides helpful information to help churches
    start GA
  • includes GA basic information flyer, invitations,
    bulletin or newsletter inserts, and a unit of GA
    curriculum

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Planning for 20122013
  • WMU Year Book 20122013
  • 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
    yearfrom that years theme to each months unit
    focus. Provides resources and ideas for the
    entire year.

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Planning for 20122013
  • www.wmu.com/children
  • 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.
  • Presentations and conference outlines are
    available for leaders to train new leaders in
    their own churches.

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Planning for 20122013
  • State WMU Offices
  • Each state has a WMU office that will provide
    training and consulting to churches and
    individuals.
  • Many states provide state or regional GA
    training.
  • Use the contact information at www.wmu.com to
    contact your state WMU office.

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Getting Started Part 4
  • GA Extras
  • Find more information about the following
    resources in How to Involve Children in Missions
    and at www.wmu.com/children or www.wmustore.com
  • Meet Me in the City Pack (20122013)
  • Childrens Ministry DayFebruary 16, 2013
  • Badges
  • Identity Items
  • Missions idea books for church and home
  • Exploring Gods World Reading Club

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Recap
  • GA Basics
  • How to Involve Children in Missions
  • GA Leader
  • GA Leader Kit
  • GA World
  • GA Journey
  • www.wmu.com/children
  • GA Extras

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GA Resources
  • To order a subscription to the curriculum, call
    WMU Customer Service at 1-800-968-7301.
  • To order products or renew a subscription, visit
    www.wmustore.com or call WMU Customer Service at
    1-800-968-7301.

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