Focus on WMU

Focus on WMU Emphasis: February 8–14, 2016

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 20152016: “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?" Through August 2016, men, women, boys, and girls will learn three key aspects of discipleship:

  • surrender completely by denying self
  • sacrifice willingly by taking up their cross
  • serve intentionally by following Christ into their community, state, and world

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:

(All for You clip art is also available. For additional ideas and details, be sure to check out the WMU Year Book 2015–2016.)


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.




Get Started with WMU 
Missions Leader Team Blog

You may remember the children’s game “follow the leader.” One child chosen as the leader goes to the head of the line. All the other children line up behind the leader. The children mimic whatever actions the leader does. This silly example supports the oft-heard quote “You’re not a leader if no one is following you.”

Preschool Poll

In your church, who will participate in this year's International Mission Study?

Adults only
68% (174 votes)
Adults and one or more age-level groups
27% (70 votes)
No one
5% (13 votes)
Total votes: 257
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