Boys & Girls Missions Challenge

Inspiring the next generation into contagious passion

About BGMC

BGMC is the missions education program for all kids in the Assemblies of God. BGMC equips kids to know, to care, to pray, to give, and to reach the lost. We have a two-fold purpose, to reach the children of the world and to create a heart of compassion in kids. Check out the video for more information. 

2022 BGMC Theme

Unconventional Sacrifice | Beyond Your Ordinary
Jesus gave His life for us as an unconventional sacrifice. The God of heaven came to earth to give His life so that every person has the option of accepting His payment as a covering for our sins. Our missionaries give their lives as unconventional sacrifices. They travel to far parts of the world and live in dangerous places where most Christians would not be willing to go.  They risk their lives by living in places with disease, danger, and persecution—all to share the gospel in ways most Christians would never consider. Our missionaries are heroes of our faith, and we want to support them in every way.

Our kids need to be challenged to unconventionally sacrifice their time and talent. As our kids unconventionally sacrifice, they are making a difference, they are helping to change the world, they are going above and beyond, and they are following in the example of Jesus so that whole world can hear.

Meet the team.

Buddy Barrel

BMGC Mascot
Buddy Barrel is the mascot for BGMC. When BGMC started in 1949, supplies were shipped by boat to the missionaries in barrels. Barrels were used because they could be sealed tight and made waterproof. This way the supplies would not get wet or ruined. As a result, Buddy Barrel was created. Small wooden barrels were designed for the children to save their coins in. These barrels have now changed to larger yellow plastic barrels. Kids are encouraged to save their money in these barrels and turn their money in once a month.

Winnie the World

Fact Keeper
Winnie the World gives us facts about the different countries around the world. She just loves missions! She tells us how many missionaries are in each country and what missionaries do. She also keeps track of how many churches, Bible schools, and Christians are in each country. She knows what each country is like, where it is located, and how the people live in that country.

Speedy D. Light

Speed the Light Missions
Speedy D. Light represents the Speed the Light missions program for teenagers. They raise money to buy vehicles for our missionaries. These vehicles are used to transport the materials purchased by BGMC. They also take our missionaries wherever they need to go in order to reach the lost. A Speed the Light vehicle can be a car, van, motorcycle, bicycle, or even a camel! It can be whatever the missionaries need in their part of the world. Speedy also helps the older kids (grades 5 and 6) to transition into the youth group by becoming familiar with the youth missions program, which is Speed the Light. Giving kids turn into giving youth who turn into giving adults.