The story of God’s leadership through WMU is a story worth telling. And the telling of a story that is 125 years old it is worth repeating.
Do you believe your church can change the world? Do you believe your church body can transform your community?
Seriously, do you believe it?
You should and you must! With the leading and power of the Holy Spirit connecting to your obedience to love, lives can be changed and God’s Word can be proclaimed in ways you have never imagined.
• Do some research to find families or groups in your community who go hungry. Talk with the manager of a homeless shelter or government-assisted housing complex to discover where best to carry out this experience. Ask for permission to bring a meal to these people one night.
• Choose a night when families normally enjoy a family dinner at home. Give each church family the name and address of a needy group. Give details on how to orchestrate the supper time experience in their home to household leaders only.
Sure, you can do it all yourself this year! You work with a lot of creative, intelligent, and dependable people who will contribute their time and energy. For this church year you can come up with your own theme, make posters, write articles, print books, plan curriculum, and more . . . for all ages in your church.
Or, you can let us help you!
Simply Snip and Tape
Instant posters, handouts, and place mats at your fingertips each quarter. All you need is a pair of scissors, some tape, and you are ready for action.
Ever wanted a magazine written to support and inspire you? If you are a WMU director or leader, there is such a magazine! It is the quarterly, 48-page, Missions Leader®. It includes articles devoted to leadership development, the WMU emphasis, calendar items, and Project HELP.
In Live Sent, author Jason C. Dukes explains we are designed to be living messages from God—genuine love letters addressed to the people we encounter in the marketplace and the workplace. He issues a challenge to “rethink our lives so that we love God and love people and embrace our God-given mission.”
But I really do work better alone!
Some people believe it is easier to do a job ourselves than to work to enlist someone else.
Embrace God’s mission by building strong relationships with others. To collaborate means to work together. As a missions leader, you can be more effective if you engage others to help in your missions tasks.
What do you think about mentoring? Ever given it much thought? Ever been a mentor? Ever been mentored?
In my church experience, I’ve discovered that mentoring deserves a spot on the front burner for missions leaders, committee leaders, and church staff. Mentoring can be a really smart practice that can make a huge difference in your church and ministry. Why? The answer is really simple.
If you know anything about WMU, you are likely to be familiar with WMU Year Book. While most year books are a retrospect of the year, this Year Book looks into the future. It is the future of WMU in your own church.