Woman's Missionary Union
Our purpose – to challenge Christian believers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God – is accomplished through age level mission organization groups, hands on mission opportunities (locally, regionally and globally).
Our mission is to train the next generation of Christian leaders in the following areas:
1) Missional living by learning about mission opportunities and missionaries
2) Praying for those on the field
3) Giving to SBC designated mission offerings throughout the year, giving locally
4) Going – across the street, across the State, across the Country or around the world
The Associational WMU finished the year with a Missions Education and Outreach Conference. The conference was sponsored by Hamilton County Baptist Association, and hosted at Love Fellowship Baptist Church. It was well attended and received much favorable feedback. Local and non-local faith-based organizations came together to fellowship, collaborate, and educate individuals of all ages.
Some WMU members participated in Denver prayer walking, others provided relief and service to various disasters. Additional efforts included feeding crews from World Changers, serving at Food Banks, HaCoBA, and UTC.
Other WMU member churches are actively involved in the support of Christian Women’s Job Corp by providing food for their meeting times. In addition to the support of CWJC, many of our local groups participate in feeding programs, community gardens, ministering to the terminally ill who are homeless, and various other community outreach projects.
We continue to focus on prayer for missions and missionaries throughout the world. In the coming year, we plan to expand our prayer focus, and seek more ways to glorify Christ and effectively share the gospel with others.
We extend a warm invitation to become involved in WMU. If you would like to set up a group or simply learn more about how our ministry can enhance your church, please contact us, we would be honored to share.
Updates from this Year
WMU had our Extended Leadership Team (ELT) meeting at the TBC on February 4th. During the meeting, our members were encouraged to send cards and gifts to our Missionary Kid’s (MK) for their birthday. We also discussed Children’s Ministry Day, the week of prayer for North American Missions/Annie Easter Offering, WMU churches partnering with African American churches in a missions project, our annual meeting, and the Missions Education and Outreach Conference.
Children’s Ministry Day was Saturday, February 18th. Many of our WMUs provided opportunities for our children, youth, and teens to be involved in missions and share the love of Christ in their communities. Youth at LFBC helped with a ladies luncheon for single moms, widows, and veterans the prior week and were encouraged to follow up with letters, etc. on the 18th. Other churches provided meals, volunteered at non-profits, etc.
The Week of Prayer for North American Missions (NAMB) was March 5th-12th. The theme was “Together for His Kingdom.” WMU promoted the day of prayer in our churches and encouraged congregations to give to the offering. 100% of the offer goes towards support of North American missions.
The effort to connect WMU churches with African American churches for the purpose of partnering together for a missions effort is still in process, along with a possible quilt show to support the TBCH. We are excited about the possibility of collaborating with other churches to support the Lord’s work in our communities.
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Chattanooga, TN 37406