By All Means WMU Emphasis for 2016–2018

In 2016–2018, WMU will challenge Christ followers to

  • follow His example;
  • step into the world around them;
  • cultivate relationships; and
  • create opportunities to demonstrate the love of Christ.

Check out the printed and downloadable By All Means resources for 2017–2018.


Scripture Passage:

“Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings” (1 Cor. 9:19–23 NIV).

Watchword:

“I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings” (1 Cor. 9:22b–23 NIV).

Suggested Music - Hymn numbers are from the Baptist Hymnal 2008, unless otherwise indicated:

  • “Rescue the Perishing” (559)
  • “Stir Your Church, O God, Our Father” (392)
  • “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” (25)
  • “We Have Heard the Joyful Sound” (581)
  • “Wherever He Leads I’ll Go” (285)
  • “City on Our Knees” (as recorded by Toby Mac)
  • “Until the Whole World Hears” (as recorded by Casting Crowns)

Current Emphasis Book:

The Care Effect

Amazing things happen when individuals and a church, corporately, begin to minster to their neighbor with intentionality, consistency, and passion. The Care Effect beautifully demonstrates how love of neighbor—the Great Commandment—is essential to gospel proclamation, not incidental to it. Walk the streets of New Orleans with a body of believers as they show love to neighbor. Be inspired to find a way to let your deeds of love be united with words of truth so you too manifest the gospel to your neighbor. 
 

 

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