Woman's Missionary Union
Founded in 1888, Woman's Missionary Union is an auxiliary of the Southern Baptist Convention that seeks to equip adults, youth, children and preschoolers with missions education to become radically involved in the mission of God. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, WMU is a nonprofit organization that offers an array of missions resources including conferences, ministry ideas and models, volunteer opportunities, curriculum for age-level organizations, leadership training, books and more. WMU offers a vast array of resources including curriculum for age-level organizations, inspiring conferences, ministry ideas and models, volunteer opportunities, leadership training, books, and much more.
WMU was first organized by the women of FBC in 1889. The Women's Missionary Union challenges Christian believers to understand and be involved in the mission of God through ministry and witness, develop missions awareness, support mission work through prayer and giving and nurture lifestyles that reflect commitment and obedience to the Great Commission. WMU involves ongoing mission opportunities for preschoolers to adults.
It is never too young to learn about missions. Mission Friends, the WMU organization for children from birth to prefirst grade, helps young children begin to learn about God and His love, and about becoming one of God's "helpers" here on earth. Mission Friends builds a foundation for children to understand God's plan for their lives.
The children of today are the missions leaders of tomorrow; WMU encourages children to learn about God's love, become aware of the needs of others, learn the importance of prayer; and start doing missions themselves. Girls in Action is the organization for girls in grades 1-6; Royal Ambassadors is the organization for boys in grades 1-6.
WMU offers opportunities for Christians to meet together for Bible study, witnessing, learning about world issues, and participating in missions projects. Through Women on Mission, the organization for women aged 18 and over; and Adults on Mission, for women and men, WMU offers Christians opportunities for fellowship, ministry, witness to others, and personal spiritual growth.
2017 Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) Review
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- FBC is blessed to have five active Women on Mission (WOM) groups along with Mission Friends (MF), Girls in
Action (GA’s), and Royal Ambassadors (RA’s) under the umbrella of WMU.
- In 2017 there were 111
ladies enrolled in WOM groups and 223 preschoolers and children enrolled in mission
- The WOM groups came
together to provide an international Christmas Party with refreshments and
Christmas crafts for our English as a Second Language (ESL) students.
- A WMU highlight was
hosting the Hospitality Room for the Global Impact Conference (GIC).
- Throughout the year WOM
groups provided meals for AUM Baptist Campus Ministry students as well as
monthly lunches for Nehemiah moms and refreshments for international students
in Conversational English (CE).
- Gift bags were made for
missionary kids (MK) attending the MK retreat.
- Emails, cards, and gift
bags were sent to encourage our church planters.
- Materials needed for
mission trips were collected.
- Fabric was purchased for making lovely day
gowns for stillborn babies at Baptist South.
- The mission house pantry
was stocked for returning IMB missionaries.
- Mission education
included church planters, Children’s Hope, IMB Missionary Journeyman in London,
FBC in-home ministry, Cancer ministry, college student ministries with AL
Baptist, the Cooperative Program, India, and the Montgomery Baptist Samaritan
- The children collected
money for Myers-Mallory Offering for State Missions, The Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions, and
the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions with an “Art Auction” and a “Quarters Down
the Hallway” activity to help reach worthy goals.
- Mission Friends filled
“welcome bags” for all the children of the missionaries participating in the
- GA’s participated in the
“Teddy Bear Ministry” with Alabama Baptist, encouraged church planters, and
helped the Caring Center and Master Garden with projects.
- RA’s experienced the Lad
and Dad camp at Camp Chandler and helped with Santa’s Workshop.
- Mission studies included
mission work in Louisiana, Africa, India, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Norway, along
with prayer times for mission work here and around the world.