Junior Mission for All (JMA)

JMA annual resources 2017

The Connexional Fundraising Team has taken over the creation of resources for JMA, including Rainbow magazine. Annual resources for 2017 will be ready in September. We appreciate this is later than in previous years and apologise for any inconvenience.

We are going to be undertaking some research in the autumn with JMA Secretaries. Look out for the questionnaire in your inbox or by post. Your feedback really matters. We are keen to ensure we are providing the resources of most use to you to run JMA and want to find out whetherRainbowmagazine continues to be a good way to teach the children in your church about mission in Britain and overseas and help you to engage them in prayer and fundraising.

Jo Hibbard, Director of Engagement

 

Junior Mission for All (JMA) was created so that children would not be excluded from supporting and learning about the mission of the Church.
 
It is also about sharing the insights of God's people all over the world with children in our churches
  

The JMA Promise is to:
Learn, pray and serve with the world-wide Church of Jesus Christ

 

Rainsbow


Jma4Rainbow Magazine

Read our seasonal magazine
aimed at engaging children
in mission! If you have a JMA group, please ensure you are registered to ensure that you receive your complimentary copies of Rainbow magazine three times a year.

Summer 2017 issue

Spring 2017 issue

Winter 2016 issue

Summer 2016 issue

Spring 2016 issue

Winter 2015 issue

Summer 2015 issue

Spring 2015 issue

Winter 2014 issue

Summer 2014 issue 

Spring 2014 issue

Winter 2013 issue

Summer 2013 issue

JMA pic

Register as a JMA group


If you are based in England, Scotland or Wales, take the first step by emailing us at: fundraising@methodistchurch.org.uk  with your name and address, the church and circuit details and how many copies of the magazine you would like. Please also email us photos (with permission) and stories for Rainbow magazine.

If you are based in Northern Ireland, please contact the Methodist Missionary Society in Ireland - more details can be found on their web page.

Please don't forget to let us know where to send your free copies of Rainbow if the JMA Secretary changes or the post is currently vacant. 

 

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Information for Secretaries  and those new to JMA

Read these guidelines to help you to make the task rewarding and successful.

Download the document here

The Connexional year runs from September to August so we are in the 2016/17 year.

   

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JMA Prayer Card

JMA Scripture Postcard 1

JMA Scripture Postcard 2

JMA Scripture Postcard 3 

JMA Small Group Resource Cards

Resource Cards Introduction

Snakes and Ladders

JMA Challenge Chart 2016/17 (poster)

JMA Challenge Chart 2016/17 (A4 booklet)

Donation Form (to use with cheques sent by post)

 

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Order JMA Resources for 2017-2018

Including certificates, badges, Target Chart, Prayer Cards and JMA Service

Look on the Methodist Publishing website

Post the Order Form  to:
Norwich Books and Music, 13a Hellesdon Park Road, Norwich NR6 5DR

Call: 0845 017 8220

Email: orders@norwichbooksandmusic.co.uk

 

Jma7Voice Activated:
Making Change Happen

This resource offers information and advice for youth leaders,
children's workers and young people.

Find out more and get resources here

 

Thank you to all those who fundraise for JMA, to all our collectors and Secretaries, on behalf of the World Mission Fund!


 

JMA16The History of JMA

Before the official beginning of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society, children were involved in the support of the work. The movement began in 1812 when Joseph Blake heard a very inspiring sermon about missionary work. He returned to his village of Wandsworth, Surrey and started to encourage the children in his Sunday school class to contribute 1/2 d (half a penny) a week for this work.
 
 
 
 
JMA10Other teachers copied the idea and started to collect 1/2d from their pupils each week. After a few weeks, Blake noticed a drop in attendance and discovered that some children could not afford 1/2d and could not attend. He also noticed that there was a rumour that the money he was collecting was wages for the teachers! Blake gave back all the money he had collected and put an equal amount from his own pocket into his missionary box.

In 1815, there was a Juvenile Missionary Society started at City Road, London. Similar Societies were also formed in Leeds, Hull, Halifax and at Kingswood School.
 
 
 
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In 1815, Blake moved to Harrow and he found that there were no contributions made to missionary work except his own private subscription. In 1823, a local preacher named Mr Hill came to live in Harrow and he and Blake became good friends. They decided to hold a missionary meeting to try and arouse enthusiasm. They invited the secretaries from Mission House (then a house in Hatton Gardens). After this meeting a missionary branch was formed; one of the collectors was a small boy of eight who, under the direction of his uncle, collected £2 5s (shillings) 0d (pence). The whole group raised £11 7s 0d in the first year. In 1830, the result was £35 6s 6d but later this result fell because a boy who had previously collected £11 0s 0d left Harrow.
 
 
 
 
JMA11It was then gaining interest and Blake was asked to work out a plan for training children to collect for missionary work.

If it proved successful then it would be used throughout England. Blake emphasised that the plan to train the children to be collectors must not be estimated solely by the amount of money given to the Mission Society but by the way it would train their characters.
 
 
 
 
 
Jma5In 1841, JMA became an integral
part of the Methodist Church throughout Britain, but the proportions of the money raised to support work 'at home' and 'overseas' varied from place to place, until in 1932 when the Methodist Uniting Conference laid down that:

'In every Circuit of Great Britain, and where possible, in every local church, there should be a Juvenile Missionary Association (later changed to Junior Mission for All), the members of which shall be taught to regard the missionary activity of the Church, as one whole, irrespective of geographical position. They shall collect for mission, simply so denominated, and the amounts so collected ... shall be divided between the Methodist Missionary Society and the Home Mission Fund in the proportion of 4/5 and 1/5 respectively.'




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PHOTO:
After-school club in Latvia, run by the United Methodist Church in Latvia and supported by the Methodist Church in Britain's World Mission Fund through the Fund for Mission in Europe.

Find out more about World Church Relationships here

 

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Funds Raised

JMA has raised the
following overall balances
as part of the Collections
Connexional Year:

• 2015/16 - £73,150

One-fifth of money collected is donated to the Mission in Britain Fund


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