What Does Your Group Look Like?
Last week, I challenged you to let God guide you in creating your myMISSION group. This week, I want to share what myMISSION PIEDMONT looks like and a few of the activities that we have done to incorporate the four core strategies of our group.
Motivating young women to stay focused on Christ through
prayer, Bible study, accountability, and friendship
- First Day – one hour DVD-based prayer time for moms and grandmas on the first day of school (first-day.org)
- Celebration of Praise – We put a younger spin on WMU’s Connecting Events–It’s a New Year for an evening of praise and kicking off myMISSION PIEDMONT
myJOURNEY: REFRESH – quarterly Bible study centered around New Hope’s Refresh book/magazine
Discussing “Leaving Behind the Good-Girl Baggage and Lightening Your Load” at myJOURNEY: REFRESH Bible Study last month.
Engaging young women in missions through hands-on projects,
building relationships within our community, prayer, and creative giving
- Mommy & Me Play Time (hosting play dates at a community center)
- Hispanic Community Day and Fiesta de Navidad – Learning about Latino culture, assessing needs and building relationships within the community
- WorldCrafts Party (check out worldcrafts.org for party ideas, themes, recipes)
Extreme couponing contest to benefit school backpack programs
The myMISSION PIEDMONT women set up a Gift Depot at the Fiesta de Navidad where parents selected Christmas gifts for their children. Our women also led children’s activities and helped with the meal and clothes closet that evening.
Providing young women the tools and resources needed
to help fulfill the roles God has for their lives wherever He may lead them
- Girls Night Out once a month (theme dinners, game nights, get-togethers)
Building relationships and doing life together outside of myMISSION
We had a relaxing evening painting pottery, talking, and laughing during our January Girls Night Out.
I Timothy 4:12
Bringing generations together to promote missional living
through example, conversation, mentoring, and leadership opportunities
- myCHURCH is unique to doing myMISSION on an associational level as we seek to bridge the generation gap within WMU.
- myRECIPE SWAP – introducing the older women in our association to myMISSION through sharing favorite recipes, creating a cookbook (for raising support), and walking the women through mySTATIONS which revolve around our 4 strategies
- Ladies @ the Round Table – quarterly intergenerational conversations about real life, love, and living missionally
- Mentoring – Older WMU women pair up with myMISSION women not to teach them how to do WMU but to be friends and mentors
Leadership – Quarterly Leadership Team training led by our Association Director
Connecting with women of all ages at WMU Virginia’s Women’s Get Away in November.
Hope this gets your creative juices flowing as you think about what you can do within your group. Let me know what you come up with for your group this week!