National WMU

Families on Mission

Bible lacing page

Sharing God's love together is sure to ignite a lifelong passion for missions in your family! Use these resources at home to reinforce what preschoolers are learning at church. Talking about and praying for missionaries will spark creative ideas for helping others in your own community.  

WMU has developed resources that can help your family reach out to others.


Play and Learn September 2017

Print this page onto card stock. Cut a 24-inch length of yarn or string and put tape around one end for a “needle.” Punch holes on the dot areas. Encourage your child to lace yarn into one hole and out of the next hole. As he laces the card, ask what word the letters spell.

Reinforce that the Bible is true and have your child name the Bible stories he remembers.

By Celeste Albaugh, Knoxville, TN.

 

 

Church Year Calendar

August 2017

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

  • Baptist Women's World Day of Prayer (November 6)

December 2017

  • Week of Prayer and Mission Study for International Missions and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (December 3–10)
  • Observance of Week of Prayer for International Missions, National WMU, Birmingham, Alabama (December 7)

Develop: WMU Leadership Training

Develop is WMU’s online and on-demand leadership training! It is designed to help missions leaders (or soon-to-be leaders) equip their churches and missions groups to be radically involved in the mission of God. Go directly to our learning portal to get started on a Develop training course.

Develop courses are designed to:

  • Prepare you, the leader, with quality training for age-appropriate missions education.
  • Help you contribute to growth and effectiveness in your church, association, and state.
  • Equip you with cost-effective, easy-to-access, educationally sound courses that are available online 24/7 . . . available whenever you are!

Courses available as of April 2017 include:

Preschool:

WMU Starter Packs

We are so glad that you’re interested in beginning missions discipleship in your church. Whether you’re easing your way in and starting one organization or if you’re all in and starting them all, we are here to help!

Each starter pack includes:

  • information on the age level you are interested in
  • five simple ideas to begin the organization
  • sample materials that give you a look and feel for what to expect
  • a promotion code for 20% off your initial materials!

We want your church to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God, and we believe these materials can help you on that journey.

The starter packs are listed below and can be opened by clicking on the link. You can also right-click the link and select “Save Link As” to save them to your computer. 

If you need any help along the way, feel free to contact one of our national consultants.

Sandy's Desk: Cultivating a Missions Lifestyle

Someone once asked me, “How do you cultivate a missions lifestyle in young believers?” I answered the question with examples from my life. It started when I was in Acteens. The Girls in Action leader of my church asked if I wanted to help her with GAs. Then I was given opportunities for leadership through state missions camps and state Acteens Activators teams.

In college, the associational WMU council invited me to join its team. We traveled for hours together to state training events. I taught missions discipleship conferences in the association. I was awful. They loved and encouraged me anyway. When I felt God’s call on my life and made the decision to go to seminary, my associational WMU director used her own money to drive me to visit the campus two states away.

Do you get the picture? Missions leaders taught me. They loved me. They accepted me. They gave me responsibilities. They let me fail and learn. They poured their lives into mine. We have to love, nurture, bless, and turn our young people loose for God to do what He wants through their lives.

Share the Gospel by All Means

Skeeter was once a homeless man, beaten, thrown over a bridge, and left for dead, but God had another plan. He is now employed by the Nashville Rescue Mission, where he first learned of God’s grace. In his testimony, he said, “If a Christian had told me about God’s grace when I was a child, how different my life would have been.” His words are convicting. We must share Jesus with the people God puts in our path each day. There is no higher calling.

When we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we immediately become responsible to share the gospel with other people. As powerful as the gospel is, it can’t share itself! While some of us are called to go to remote areas of the world as missionaries, most of us must focus on sharing the gospel right where we are with the people we know or those we come in contact with in our everyday lives. We must be intentional in trying to reach the missions field that’s all around us by all means.

Christmas in August

Christmas in August is a way your small group can directly help a North American missionary with items needed for ministry and outreach. The North American Mission Board and national WMU partner in choosing the missionaries who then provide a list of items they wish to receive. Missions groups gather the requested items and send them to the missionaries. 

The missionaries expressed gratitude for your support when they sent their requests. They are excited about receiving these items!

 

How did it begin?
Started in 1927 by a group in Charlottesville, Virginia, Christmas in August has grown to be a national ministry each year. Read more of the history...

 

How can my group participate?
Pray, choose a missionary (or a few), gather your supplies, mail your packages, and pray for how your items will be used. 

Thank you for registering your group!

Thank you for registering!

Click on the link below to download your free registration certificate for your group. Fill in the blanks on the form to customize, print, and display in your meeting room. Links will open in a new browser window.

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