WMU Monthly News from Betsy Ross
Missions: It’s not just a project; it’s a way of life.
What is WMU? The dream of Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) was born in the heart of a young woman in Baltimore in the late 1800s. This young woman’s desire to reach people with God’s love stretched across generations, socio-economic status and racial lines. She helped plant churches, served those enslaved to poverty and addiction, and organized women to help her reach out to African Americans, Native Americans and impoverished families in rural areas. In 1888, this young woman, Annie Armstrong, organized a meeting of women from 12 states. Together the women formed the Executive Committee of Woman’s Mission Societies, Auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention— what we know today as WMU. Through the years WMU has educated and involved generations upon generations in Christian Missions.
WMU Vision Statement
WMU challenges Christian believers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God.
WMU Core Values
•We uphold the foundational principles of the priesthood of every believer and the autonomy and uniqueness of each local church in carrying out the Great Commission.
•We embrace the strategic role of prayer and giving for missionaries and missions needs.
•We recognize the role of family in discipleship and missions development.
•We recognize the giftedness of women and girls and accept the responsibility to help them use their gifts in serving Christ.
•We accept the responsibility for nurturing preschoolers, children, youth, and adults in missions.
•We accept the responsibility for developing and equipping missions leaders.
•We accept the biblical mandate to respond to human need with actions modeled by Jesus Christ and with the message of God’s redemptive plan.
•We partner with other Great Commission Christians to lead a lost world to Christ.
•We believe that Jesus Christ, Son of God, gave His life a sacrifice for the salvation of all the people of the world, fulfilling God’s plan for the ages as revealed in the Bible, God’s Holy Word.
The Missions Focus of Woman’s Missionary Union:
•Pray for and give to missions.
•Learn about missions.
•Develop spiritually toward a missions lifestyle.
•Participate in the work of the church and denomination.
How can we help you be radically involved in the mission of God?
In His Service,
Betsy Ross, WMU Director