Former Acteens celebrate 50 years of missions discipleship

  |  Source: Woman's Missionary Union

Acteens in 1984 attend the National Acteens Convention. (WMU File Photo)

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BIRMINGHAM—Woman’s Missionary Union will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Acteens—the missions education group for girls in grades 7–12—with a reunion of former Acteens in Birmingham, Ala., June 7.

The Acteens for Life event—scheduled prior to the WMU Missions Celebration June 9-10 and the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 11-12—will be held at the WMU national office at 100 Missionary Ridge in Birmingham.

The reunion is for all women whose lives have been impacted through Acteens in their teenage years, as well as current and former Acteens leaders.

Participants will gather for a 6 p.m. meal to reminisce about Acteens’ transformational influence on their lives. Following dinner, a panel will discuss the future of missions discipleship for teenage girls and how women can become involved.

“This event will be a great time for women who have experienced Acteens to celebrate what they learned as teenagers,” said Heather Keller, missions consultant for Acteens. “But even more importantly, we will challenge those in attendance to consider how they can help teen girls learn about and participate in missions discipleship today. It’s an exciting time to learn about the Great Commission and share God with his world.”

On June 8, former Acteens are encouraged to join the Crossover Birmingham evangelistic outreach event to participate in hands-on missions throughout the area.

Tickets for the Acteens for Life event are $30, which includes the Friday evening meal, a T-shirt and a gift from WorldCrafts, the fair-trade division of WMU.

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