2016-2017 Annual Theme Resources
BGMC has chosen the theme “Above & Beyond with BGMC” for 2016 and 2017. This theme is based on the verse, “Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20, HCSB).
- If every kid goes above and beyond for BGMC,
- and every church goes above and beyond for BGMC,
- then every missionary can go above and beyond to reach the lost!
Make this year the most incredible year for missions. Go above and
beyond what you have ever done before. Challenge your kids. Challenge
your adults. Challenge your church. Challenge yourself!
BGMC has created posters, banners, placemats, Buddy Boxes, and lots of other products (see new catalog) including a kite. Kids will love flying Buddy “above and beyond” as they go to new heights for missions. Assemblies of God U.S. missionary Steve Hogue has written and produced a new song to go along with this theme. BGMC has created video footage of Buddy Barrel flying around the world in a hot air balloon as he looks at footage of what BGMC is doing around the world. Kids will love watching and singing to this song.
Ideas for Celebrating the Above & Beyond Theme
- Have the kids' leader or the BGMC leader set a goal for the church BGMC giving. If the goal is met, that leader will go up in a hot air balloon ride.
- Decorate your kids area with the “Above & Beyond” banners and posters.
- Show the new “Above & Beyond” music video to the kids and adults in your church.
- Challenge the kids to go above & beyond what they have ever done before for BGMC. Challenge them to set a goal. Award above & beyond prizes for goals made, monthly challenges, faithful giving, etc.
- Do a balloon launch using the new “Above & Beyond” balloons. Have the kids tie their commitment to BGMC and then send it in the air. (Be sure to check your local laws concerning balloon launches. Some cities do not allow them.)
- Do a balloon launch using the new “Above & Beyond” balloons. Have the kids write the name of a country that they will commit to pray for. Tie a card with the name of that country on the balloon and launch it into the air. (Be sure to check your local laws concerning balloon launches. Some cities do not allow them.)
- Give the kids a helium filled “Above & Beyond” balloon for bringing in an offering, reaching a goal, or for another prize.
- Have the kids launch paper lanterns into the sky as a symbol of going above & beyond for BGMC. These can be purchased via the internet. (Be sure to check your local laws concerning balloon launches. Some cities do not allow them.)
- If the kids reach their goal, have the lead pastor go above & beyond by preaching his Sunday sermon on the roof.
- Give kids an “Above & Beyond” kite to fly as a prize or incentive for giving.
- Have an “Above & Beyond” kite day and have all the kids flying "Above & Beyond" kites for BGMC.
- Have the BGMC leader or kids' leader go up in a hot air balloon if the kids reach their goal.
- Search the Internet for hot air balloon decorating ideas and decorating items. You can find inflatable balloons, large blow-up balloons, toys, candy, etc.
- Put on a BGMC banquet using the “Above & Beyond” theme. This can be done during a missions convention, for BGMC day, to celebrate giving totals, or as an award for what the kids have done. Use the BGMC theme placemats. Search the internet for hot air balloon items such as plates, napkins, cups, tablecloths, etc.
Above & Beyond Products
- Above & Beyond Banner (English), Item #: 715-140
- Above & Beyond Banner (Spanish), Item #: 715-141
- Above & Beyond Poster (English on one side, Spanish on the other), Item #: 715-142
- Above & Beyond Placemat (English on one side, Spanish on the other), Item #: 715-143
- Above & Beyond Music DVD, Item #: 715-145
- Above & Beyond Offering Box, Item #: 715-200
- Above & Beyond Kite Kit, Item #: 715-144
- Above & Beyond Balloons, Item #: 715-146
- Above & Beyond Rubber Wristband, Item #: 715-323
- Above & Beyond Ring Flyer, Item #: 715-927
- Above & Beyond Translucent Beach Ball, Item #: 715-053
- Above & Beyond Mini Basketball, Item #: 715-292
Below Left: English Below Right: Spanish