First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL
Friday, October 28, 2016
Women's Missionary Union and Mission Education
Since its beginning in 1888, the Women's Missionary Union (WMU) has become the largest Protestant missions organization for women in the world, with a membership of approximately 1 million.
WMU's main purpose is to educate and involve adults, youth, children, and preschoolers in the cause of Christian missions. Although originally geared towards women, girls, and preschoolers, both genders are active participants in WMU organizations and ministries today. WMU is a mission-focused organization with the goal that every person has the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel. WMU encourages women to pray for and give to missions, to learn and to educate others about missions, and to develop spiritually toward a missions lifestyle through their support of the local church.
Ministries within WMU include:
WMU has started a new year with new officers:
Director: Eva Geiger
WOM Coordinator: Carolyn Miller and Marian Talley
Promotions: Becky Newman
Bulletin Board: Janice Allison
Mission Friends Coordinator: Culise Hill
GA Coordinator: Amanda Ponder
Children's Missions Coordinator: Hope Mackey
WMU Emphasis for 2016-2018 is:
"I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings."
1 Corinthians 9:22b-23 (NIV)
In 2016-2018, WMU will challenge Christ followers to: