In 2020, Focus on WMU is February 10-16. Focus on WMU is an opportunity to remind your church of—or introduce your church to—the what, why, and how of WMU. It is also an intentional time to focus on WMU’s impact in local churches, communities, and throughout the world. 


WMU makes disciples of Jesus who live on mission. Those disciples can be women, men, girls, and boys.


Five values and beliefs drive WMU to make disciples of Jesus who live on mission:

  • Biblically rooted: Scripture guides us in knowing God, His ways, His character, His mission, His redemptive acts, and His purpose for the church.
  • Missions focused: Jesus commissioned His disciples to proclaim the good news, disciple people of all nations, and teach them to live out the truths He taught.
  • Church based: Jesus gave the church authority to act on His behalf. Teaching all ages prepares the church to fulfill His mission.
  • World aware: God is always at work among all peoples, and we join Him where we discern He is calling us.
  • Denominationally supportive: No one church can do alone what many churches can do together. Our voluntary cooperation extends the missions reach of a local church.


WMU makes disciples of Jesus who live on mission as they

  • learn about missions. Whether as a church body, in age-level organizations, or as a family, learning about missions helps these disciples better understand what God says about making His name known throughout the earth.
  • pray for missions. Missionaries and the lost inhabit the prayers of these disciples on a daily basis.
  • give to missions. As these disciples learn how God is at work around the world, they give to offerings for international and North American missions and global hunger and through the Cooperative Program, the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) unified plan of giving.
  • serve in missions. The teachings and actions of Jesus show that the Christian faith is not stagnant but active and participatory. Disciples share the gospel in word and deed through missions projects that relate to what they are learning

Visit each section below to download free tools you can use for Focus on WMU 2020. We encourage you to share these resources with the people in your church and community. Each resource is designed to help you grow deeper in your unshakable pursuit.

Missions Discipleship


Enjoy sample chapters on us:


Pray for missions worldwide.


We have plenty of ideas to help you raise money for missions.

Do and Tell

Serve others by starting gospel conversations.

Compassion Ministries

Ways You Can Get Involved

Get involved with WMU by partnering with one of its ministries

Project HELP: Refugees

Raise awareness of social issues in your church


Leadership Development

Develop Leaders in your church

Expand your leadership skills and gifts.

Other Resources

Children's Missions Day

Finish Focus on WMU Week strong on Children’s Missions Day! Join thousands of kids across the country in hands-on ministry.


Download additional resources to spread the word about WMU.


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