stepping into mission - highschoolers

engaging teens in mission

It is said that for many the call to missions first occurs as a teenager. WEC therefore sees it as vital to provide relevant and experiential ways for highschoolers to grapple with missions and the world, and to engage with God in this plan that is so close to his heart.

Teens Stepping Into Mission

WEC Australia's youth worker, Matt, explains what opportunities are available for teens.

There are options for individuals, schools, youth or other groups. Find out how your teens can step into mission with WEC today.

"Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching." 1 Tim 4: 12-13

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Have you ever wondered what the Great Commission is all about?

Ever heard about missionaries living in other countries sharing about Jesus and wondered what they actually do, and what life is like for them?

Ever been challenged to pray for the people round the world to hear about Jesus, but just don't really know where to start?

Find some of the answers to these questions and more through WEC's First Step Teens activities

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First Step Teens Sessions

First Step Teens sessions can be tailor-made to suit the needs of your school or youth group.

Have fun taking part and learning through informal activities which will challenge you to think about the world and how God is impacting people's lives. There will be opportunities for discussion where you can dig deeper and think about missions on a whole new level as well as opportunities to pray for the world and all that God is doing through missions.

These sessions can be anything from a one off 90min session to a whole day or two of activity.

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First Step Teen Weekend Camps

Spend a weekend immersing yourself in fun, silly, but challenging and interesting activities as we explore what it is like to go to another culture and share with people about Jesus.

WEC First Step Teens camps are immersive weekend experiences where everything is aimed at helping introduce you to the concept of cross-cultural mission. We'll eat weird and wonderful food from around the world, and throw ourselves into activities and games that will challenge you and the way you see the world. We will also explore the needs of people are around the world, and we will spend time engaging in prayer for the nations.


Are you making big decisions about the subjects you'll study in the next few years?

Or are you wondering if you should learn a trade?

Or are you even thinking about if you should do something completely different after school?

In making these decisions have you considered what it is that God wants you do?

You've heard that God wants you to share about Jesus with your friends. You know that your church supports missionaries in some far flung country somewhere. But have your ever put those two things together?

WEC's Next Step Teens weekend camps give you time and space to seek God and ask Him not only about these big decisions, but also to hear about His world and about the needs and opportunities there are out there.

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Next Step Teen Weekend Camps

It's not just all big questions and deep discussions! WEC's Next Step Teen weekend camps are a great chance to meet new people, have lots of fun, kick back and chill out, whilst learning more about God's heart and His desire for people across the world to know, love and worship Jesus.

You will spend time digging into God's word, praying for the nations, and challenging each other to consider how you can impact the Kingdom of God. You will also have the opportunity to try the amazing delights of food from around the world, do crazy cultural challenges and games, and have a lot of fun hanging out with friends old and new.

You do not need to have done a First Step Teens camp before a Next Step Teens, but for younger teens it may be advisable

Want us to run First or Next Step Teen weekend camp for you?

Are you a Youth Worker, Youth Group Leader or School Chaplain? Do you want to challenge your youth group or students about missions? Or are you a church member who has responsibility for organising a weekend away for your church and are not sure what to do with the teenagers?

A WEC First or Next Step Teen weekend is a great way to engage your teenagers in an interesting way, and start to challenge them to think about the way they view the world, what they are living for and what role they can play in God's mission. You host the weekend and we'll bring the programme!

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First Step Teen and Next Step Teens are part of WEC Australia's Stepping into Mission program. A Mobilisation initiative to help people discover their place in God’s mission plan.