As young men transition into adulthood, it is of the utmost importance that their faith grows with them. Missions discipleship prepares teenage boys to face the world with confidence in Jesus Christ and a heart on fire for the gospel. Experiences in missions discipleship build boys’ awareness that while God wants every person to know of His love and to have a relationship with Him through Christ, there are still people in the world who know nothing of God’s love. With this knowledge, boys progress from a focus on self to a focus on others. A foundation of missions is set for a lifetime.

Getting Started Guide

How to Start a Challengers Group:

  • Begin With Prayer: Involve church leadership in seeking direction for starting a new group.
  • Contact WMU of Texas: Contact the WMU of Texas Age-Level Strategist to learn more about updates, resources, and leadership training specifically for students.
  • Meet With Pastor & Student Minister: Student leaders should meet with the pastor and youth minister to discuss the purpose, structure, and goals of the Acteens group, so everyone is on the same page.
  • Identify Leaders: Identify a group leader and others willing to lead. Provide leadership development through WMU of Texas's leadership training events.
  • Select & Order Materials: Use WMU resources like the Missions Journey: Students to help you get started.
  • Promote: Invite students to attend through personal contacts, email, social media, and other communication channels at your church.

We're Here To Help. Contact Us.

The WMU of Texas team is available to answer any questions you may have about WMU or our age-level curriculum. Please feel free to contact us for consultations, resources, workshops, and more.

Teri Ussery
Age-Level Strategist
WMU of Texas
P: (214) 828-5374
E: teri.wmutx[at]

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10325 Brockwood Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75238
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