Expand kids’ worldview by introducing them to the people and places of LCMS International Mission and showing them how God uses missionaries in diverse places to add to His family. Explore this page to find resources designed for first through sixth grade kids, including video-based sessions and more, which can be used in individual or classroom settings.
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Leader Resources

Leader’s Guide

Pro tips for giving participants the optimal Missions Unpacked for Kids experience, including adaptations for younger children, craft and activity templates and a guide for putting on a Mission Celebration. Read online or print for easy reference.

Participant Workbook

A companion to the session videos that reinforces on-screen content in a tactile way and gives learners ample space to document their journey by writing out or drawing thoughts, prayers, questions and more. We recommend printing a copy for each participant before beginning Session 1. You may wish to staple or paperclip the pages together, or three-hole punch and place them in a folder or binder.  

Master Supply List

A one-stop-shop rundown of everything you’ll need in order to fully engage in all session content. (Individual supply lists for each session are included in the Leader’s Guide). Read online or print for easy reference.

 

Session Videos

Interactive dives into each of LCMS International Mission’s four regions that demonstrate the beautiful diversity of the global church and reinforce biblical truths — plus a fifth that brings it all home … literally! Play on any internet-enabled device.

We want to see how you’re Unpacking!

As you engage in understanding God’s mission together, snap a photo or two and share on social media. Tag @lcmsinternationalmission on Instagram and @lcmsmissionwork on Facebook and use the hashtag #missionsunpacked.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Session 1: What Is a Missionary?

Key Bible verse: “Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus” (Acts 8:35).

Point to remember: God sends people to tell others about Jesus.

Asia

Session 2: Jesus Loves You

Key Bible verse: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Point to remember: Jesus died for everyone in the whole world.

Eurasia

Session 3: The Holy Spirit

Key Bible verse: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you” (John 14:26).

Point to remember: The Holy Spirit is still working today, giving you faith in Jesus and connecting you to the church. The Holy Spirit helps other people believe in Jesus, too!

Africa

Session 4: The Church Grows

Key Bible verse: “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42).

Point to remember: All Christians throughout the world (including you!) are part of Jesus’ family.

Your Community

Session 5: Sharing Jesus’ Love

Key Bible verse: “But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matt. 20:26–28).

Point to remember: You can share Jesus’ love in your community!

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