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Mission Education

Why Mission Education

Knowledge is key to involvement. With an understanding of the needs of the world and what the church is doing to meet those needs, we are more likely to commit to the support of missions through prayer, giving, communication, and going.

How Does Mission Education Take Place?

Learning takes place in a variety of venues. Experiences, listening to and reading stories, and getting to know missionaries on a personal level enhance mission awareness. Your local NMI president or mission education secretary can tell you of the many exciting opportunities for mission education.

  • Use of age-appropriate curricula and NMI reading books/tapes provide learning opportunities and activities designed to engage people of all ages in missions.

          Children's Mission Education

          Youth Mission Education
          Adult Mission Education


  • For multicultural congregations, the International Mission Education Journal is a curriculum piece that includes mission education lessons for adults and children. It is produced in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Churches should contact their district NMI president for more information on this resource.


  • The hands-on experiences of Volunteer Opportunities programs often provide opportunities for people to see missions firsthand.


  • Videos offer people the ability to "see and hear" missions. To see theses latest stories, go to Email to subscribe to a newsletter letting you know when new videos are available or to request a DVD be mailed to you three times a year.


  • Deputation services, Faith Promise conventions, district-sponsored events with a missionary speaker, and the presence of missionaries-in-residence at youth and children's camps allow for interaction between missionaries and the people who support them through their giving and prayers.



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