WMU® believes that lives can change when one discovers, embraces, and lives the call to missions. Missions education and involvement for students is essential in one’s journey with Christ from childhood to adulthood. For that journey, WMU® offers a missions organization distinctly for coed teenagers– Youth on Mission®. Students may also participate in Families on Mission.
What is Youth on Mission?
Youth on Mission® is the missions organization of WMU® for coed students ages 12-18 or grades 7-12. Students are offered opportunities to learn what the Bible says about missions, and they are taught how other cultures experience God. Youth on Mission tells what missionaries are doing around the world to share Christ with others. Involving students in doing the work of missions helps them understand that the world is bigger than their own community.
How does missions involvement change lives?
Students will learn how God is at work in the world through mission stories. Teenagers will be able to learn how to develop a lifestyle of missions and have a daily reminder that life isn’t all about them. Missions involvement will provide an opportunity for students to broaden their worldview and apply what they learn to Christian ideals. Students will be able to learn how to apply the Bible to their lives and understand more about God’s mission in the world. Youth on Mission® gives teenagers a safe environment to explore God-given gifts and use those gifts for His glory. Teenagers will also be given the opportunity to learn about serving others through participating in ministry and missions projects. They will also be provided an environment where leaders serve as role models and mentors. This level of missions education will encourage students to provide outreach to the community, the church and non-churched families.
How can I start or grow Youth on Mission in my church?
We are so glad that you are interested in Youth on Mission®. Your involvement in a student’s life can make a huge difference. If your church has never had any other WMU age-level organizations or WMU leadership in your church, please visit our New Start Page because you could qualify for six months of free material. If your church has had other WMU age-level organizations, please give us a call. We can advise you on what to do next to begin your new organization.
Already have Youth on Mission?
If your church already has Youth on Mission® and you need either leadership training or just some advice to help your group grow, please feel free to give us a call. We have a consultant waiting to hear from you.
Call us toll free at 1.888.968.6389! WMU of Texas has a number of promotional items for age-level organizations and ministries.
“Being a part of Youth on Mission is about way more than sitting in a room listening to a teacher talk. Through Youth on Mission® I am learning more about what the Bible says about missions and how God would have me share His love with others.”
“My group not only has the opportunity to learn about missionaries serving God around the world, but we actually get involved in our community and our world and we do some really cool missions projects that allow us to be Christ to others. I love when I have the opportunity to be used by God to serve and meet the needs of others.” Zach, age 15
To order resources for Youth on Mission® please visit National WMU’s web store at www.wmustore.com. You can search their website by age-level organization or by WMU® category. Please note that your order will be coming from National WMU® in Birmingham, AL, and it may take 6-8 weeks for you to receive your order.