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myMISSION: Nashville, TN - May 27–30

A collection of memories from myMISSION: Nashville 2016.

Wisdom-Martin elected executive director of WMU, SBC

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Sandra Wisdom-Martin, executive director of WMU of Texas, was unanimously elected executive director/treasurer of Woman’s Missionary Union, SBC, by the WMU executive board during a special called meeting, July 29-30, in Birmingham, Ala.

Wisdom-Martin succeeds Wanda Lee, who has served as executive director of the 128-year-old missions organization for the past 16 years. Wisdom-Martin, who will begin her new role on Oct. 15, was presented to the board by a search committee appointed in February following Lee’s announcement of her intentions to retire.

Prior to leading WMU of Texas since 2010, Wisdom-Martin served as women’s missions and ministries director for the Illinois Baptist State Association, 2001-2010; and as Cooperative Program Missionary with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, 1991-2001.

Personal Testimonies of BNF Nurses

Hear how BNF has changed the lives of nurses:

“As a former missionary nurse, I learned about BNF when I returned to the states. Georgia WMU asked me to serve as the camp nurse at a GA/Acteens camp, where I learned about and became a member of BNF. Georgia BNF taught me new ways to use my nursing skills and about the national BNF organization. 

“As a Christian professional nurses organization, BNF has made an impact on the lives of many nurses, and I pray the future brings even greater possibilities for nurses to serve in missions at home and around the world!”
—Wanda S. Lee

"I am not sure how I first learned of BNF, but I became a member about 20 years ago. Since that time, I have participated in various ministries, including screenings of state fair workers, first-aid stations for events, several missions trips, and a blessing of the hands ceremony. I am thankful for the rich heritage and persistent pioneers of BNF. May the faithful legacy of love, compassion, and dedication of service in Jesus’ name live on until He comes!”
—Deborah Kelly

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How BNF Supports Nurses

Baptist Nursing Fellowship focuses on ministering to health-care professionals by supporting them professionally, spiritually, and missionally. It purposes to develop in its members a missional lifestyle—one that combines the medical field with the missions field. BNF® accomplishes these goals by equipping health-care professionals, providing them with prayer support, supplying them with resources for ministry, connecting them with other professionals, and sending them across the country and around the world.

Equipping—BNF equips its members by offering continuing education units at annual meetings. It is working to provide online CEUs in the near future.

Praying—BNF encourages prayer among members by providing a prayer calendar based on members’ birthdays. Through social media and other electronic resources, it brings together members to pray for a specific focus. Prayers often focus specifically on nurses serving in full-time missions.

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BNF Financial Support

Baptist Nursing Fellowship has four different funds to help support the education and ministries of BNF nurses nationally and globally.

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Raising Support for your Missions Trip

Once costs are accounted for and a budget has been supplied to each team member, the team must begin to raise the necessary financial support.

As a group, the team can be involved in:

  • Service projects such as car washes and service auctions
  • A good way to involve the church is to hold a dinner centered on the ministry location, serving food common to the area and dressing in traditional dress.
  • Other successful fund-raising activities include garage sales and bake sales

As an individual, you can seek speaking engagements and write letters to churches, personal friends, and professional contacts, allowing you to seek financial support and gain prayer support.

Leading a Trip

As you prepare for a missions trip, there are many details and questions to be answered if your team is to experience success. Besides determining when and where you will go, with whom you will minister once you arrive, housing arrangements, etc., there are several major considerations you must address in order to have the best possible team for the assignment:

2016 WMU MISSIONS CELEBRATION AND ANNUAL MEETING

Ferrara Theatre at America's Center
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri 63101
June 12–13, 2016

 

Join us for an amazing celebration of what God is doing around the world through missions! Throughout this missions event, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Discover how God is working around the world and how you can be part of it
  • Participate in relevant and inspiring breakout sessions
  • Dialogue with international and North American field personnel
  • Connect and network with missional leaders from around the country
  • And much, much more!

No preregistration is required, and admission is free. Download the complete program for a detailed schedule, breakout sessions, and more!

Come early to the SBC annual meeting in St. Louis and be challenged in your missional journey through these speakers as well as international and North American field personnel:

Holistic Discipleship

Holistic Dicipleship

Learn • Pray • Give • Serve • Support

As the world becomes increasingly accepting of all beliefs as true and fewer people recognize their need for salvation through Christ, it’s easy to wonder if Christians truly are responding the call of God to share Christ’s love with all people. Where is the power of the gospel in our world?

WMU seeks to come alongside the church to accomplish the mission of God. From preschoolers to adults, WMU provides relevant resources to learn about and pray for missions, as well as opportunities to apply their knowledge and passion through giving, serving, and supporting missions.

These are the elements of an active missional lifestyle cultivated through holistic discipleship. (Keep reading to learn more or download this 8-page booklet.)

Water Project: Christmas Project

While Westerners celebrate Christmas through giving, many people around the world go without basic necessities like clean water. This project aims to help church families realize the abundance that God has given them and out of gratitude, choose to give the gift of clean water this Christmas. During a time when materialism is emphasized, this project can add meaning to Christmas.

In this project, children will learn about Pure Water, Pure Love and make gift bags containing ornaments and water bottles. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, your church will collect donations for PWPL and give donors the gift bags in remembrance of their gifts.

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