National WMU

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:


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.

Christmas in August: Instructions

Things to remember:

  • Pray. Begin with a time of prayer for your Christmas in August missionary.
  • Choose. Pick which missionary (or missionaries) you will gather supplies for.
  • Promote. Tell everyone about the project. Give out a list of the items. Tell when and where to leave the gifts.
  • Gather. Send the missionaries only those items specified on their list. Send new items only. You don’t have to include everything that is on the list because other churches will take part, too.
  • Pack. Gather the items your group collects and pack them up to be shipped. Consider placing items that could leak inside plastic sealable bags. Do not wrap the items.
  • Organize. Label the outside of the package with the names of items inside. This will help missionaries sort through packages more quickly.
  • Prepare. Address your package to the missionary at the address listed. Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for the missionary to acknowledge receipt of your gifts.


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If the building is closed or having a delayed opening, the information above will also have been sent to your work email and cell phone.  

Missions Discipleship Through WMU

The mission of God is a thread woven throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. God makes it clear His desire is for all people to know Him and follow Him. The Bible helps us understand God’s mission and know how Christians are to be involved in His mission.

God issued the mandate for us to be involved in missions through the Great Commission. Our choice is how to be involved, and WMU offers many options from easy-to-use missions education curriculum to interactive hands-on missions opportunities.

WMU in the Church

The main purpose of WMU is to educate and involve preschoolers, children, youth, and adults in the cause of Christian missions. Through biblically sound, age-appropriate resources, we seek to energize, motive, and equip all ages for missions involvement. Ongoing missions education opportunities develop believers who are informed about God’s mission in the world; they become fully engaged Christians who recognize and accept personal responsibility for sharing the love of Christ with others.

WMU’s age-level organizations include:

WMU General Information

WMU’s organizations and ministries help every member of the church learn about missions and take part in missions. The six objectives of WMU are at the heart of missions education.

WMU objectives

  • Pray for missions.
  • Take part in mission action and witnessing.
  • Learn about missions.
  • Support missions.
  • Develop spiritually toward a missions lifestyle.
  • Take part in the work of the church and the Southern Baptist denomination.

WMU’s organizations teach adults, teenagers, children, and preschoolers about the work of missionaries. They also provide opportunities to participate in missions projects and to develop a missions lifestyle. Ask for information about getting started.

WMU’s ministries provide even more opportunities to take part in missions!

Every church is different. Learn about possible ways to have WMU in your church. Then choose the ways that fit your church best right now.

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