National WMU now offers a new organization for young adult women called myMISSION.
“Young women are such a force for Christ,” said Jean Roberson, ministry consultant for national WMU. “They combine their desire for a deep, authentic faith and a passion for reaching those who are suffering in this world. We hope myMISSION can be that place where faith and practice meet.”
In 2007, WMU created the Web site myMISSIONfulfilled.com as an approach to provide missions discipleship resources to the next generation of young women. Now WMU is putting more resources behind it to fully support it as an official organization. This organization is primarily web-based and serves as a way to connect young women to each other through Bible studies, community events and missions projects.
The Web site, myMISSIONfulfilled.com, is the main resource for the organization. This site contains six interactive blogs from women in different stages of life within the young adult age-range. It also features articles on topics ranging from prayer and social justice to time, money and relationships and offers get started kit for churches, communities or campuses interested in beginning myMISSION groups.
Group leaders can find missional Bible studies and products as well as event plans for their group on the site, too. The first myMISSION Bible study is myGod: A Study on the Attributes of God. This 15-session study focuses on five attributes of God: Creator, All-Seeing, Leader, Relater and Redeemer. In each unit, young women will engage in Bible study, community building, and a hands-on missions project.
A unique feature about the myMISSION site is that it contains an art gallery where members can share the art they created with each other.
“Art is an outlet for people to express themselves while connecting to others” explained Courtney Simpson, content manager for the site. “It can be an expression of worship, and it is not bound by language, culture or ability. Anyone can create art and it can connect us to the ‘creator’ attribute of God.
“Ideally, a myMISSION group develops Biblical knowledge, grows in Biblical community and provides opportunities to share the knowledge of Christ with others through missions,” Simpson continued. “The purpose of myMISSION is to provide a resource for young women to make disciples through Bible study, community and missions projects.”
To learn more about myMISSION or to begin a myMISSION group in your church, campus or community, go to myMISSIONfulfilled.com.