Focus on WMU Emphasis: February 9-15, 2015
Engage your church in missions discipleship by calling on them to Surrender, Sacrifice, and Serve!
Suggested Theme: All For You
Scripture Passage: Mark 8:31–38 (NIV)
Emphasis Watchword for 2014-2015: “Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me’ ” (Mark 8: 34 NIV).
Interpretation of the Theme:
What does it mean to be give ourselves fully to Christ? In other words, how can we look at God and declare, "We desire to be All For You?" During this next year, men, women, boys, and girls will learn three key aspects of discipleship:
As we are exploring these, age groups will be learn how others are living this out in missions and be guided to live these out through missions projects.
Here are a few ideas:
(For additional ideas and details, be sure to check out the WMU Year Book 2014-2015.)
Use music for worship:
"I Surrender All" (#433)
"Let Your Heart Be Broken" (#611, The Baptist Hymnal, 1991)
"Send Me, O Lord, Send Me" (#367)
"The Potter's Hand" (#441)
"The Servant Song" (#384)
"Wherever He Leads I'll Go" (#437)
"Yes, Lord, Yes" (#445)
"No Turning Back" (as recorded by Chris Tomlin)
"One Pure and Holy Passion" (as recorded by Passion)
"I Surrender" (as recorded by Hillsong)
"White Flag" (as recorded by Christ Tomlin)
"Lift My Life Up" (as recorded by Unspoken)
*Hymn numbers are from the Baptist Hymnal 2008, unless otherwise indicated.
Beyond the Focus on WMU Emphasis:
The 1-2-5 Challenge!
Have you heard of the 1-2-5 Challenge? Believing that missions is important for the whole church, the 1-2-5 Challenge charges churches to be sure all age levels have the opportunity to learn about missions and develop a missional lifestyle!