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WMU illustrates value of children’s missions discipleship

NASHVILLE (BP) – “We have more knowledge at our fingertips than ever before, but our kids and grandkids still need us to teach them about certain things, and missions is one of those things,” said Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director of national WMU, as she addressed messengers and guests at the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting June 16. “When we were growing up, many of us learned about missions. It changed our worldview and our view of the world.

WMU board celebrates new initiatives, will explore sale of building

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) – Approximately 170 missions leaders – from Hawaii to Maine and everywhere in between – gathered online this year for WMU’s board meeting, Jan. 8-9.

La WMU anuncia plan de jubilación voluntaria dada la crisis financiera causada por la COVID-19

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Como respuesta ante la bajas ventas debido a la pandemia de la COVID-19, la Unión Femenil Misionera (WMU) anunció hoy (Aug. 5) que ofrece un plan de jubilación voluntaria para su personal.

WMU announces voluntary retirement plan amid COVID financial crisis

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- In response to a decline in sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic, national Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) announced today it is offering a voluntary retirement plan to staff.

TRUSTEES: WMU celebrates global mission, sets offering goals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- From Alaska and Hawaii to Maine and Florida, Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) board members and state leaders from across the U.S. gathered at national WMU in Birmingham for their biannual board meeting, Jan. 11–13. More than 200 were in attendance, including representatives from the International Mission Board (IMB) and North American Mission Board (NAMB) to share inspiring stories and hear updates of God at work around the world.

WMU missions discipleship highlighted to messengers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- WMU Executive Director Sandy Wisdom-Martin welcomed the Southern Baptist Convention June 12 to Birmingham, Ala., where the national missions organization is headquartered. "This has been our home for the past 98 years, but for the entire history of our organization, we've stayed focused on our assigned task," Wisdom-Martin said. "Our mandate is making disciples of Jesus who live on mission. This is what we do."

WMU Missions Celebration Encourages Pursuit of God

The stage is set in Birmingham—the home of WMU—for a missions experience like none other.

WMU Missions Celebration ‘like none other’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- The stage is set in Birmingham, Ala. -- the home of Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) -- for a missions experience "like none other," the group has announced.

WMU: Great Commission at center of all we do

DALLAS (BP) -- Linda Cooper, president of national WMU, opened the report of Woman's Missionary Union to Southern Baptist Convention messengers Thursday (June 13) citing findings by the Barna Group. In a March 2018 study, Barna found 51 percent of church goers have never heard the words "the Great Commission." Another 25 percent have heard the words but can't recall the exact meaning, and 6 percent are not sure if they have heard the words. "This leaves only 17 percent of church goers who have heard the words and know their meaning," Cooper said. "How is that possible? The Great Commission is our great mandate and it is at the center of all we teach, promote and do, making disciples of Jesus who live on mission."

WMU Missions Celebration inspires ‘Unshakable Pursuit’ of Christ

DALLAS(BP) -- An 'Unshakable Pursuit' to know Christ more, show His love unconditionally, and make disciples who make disciples will be the theme unpacked during two days of general sessions, conferences and missions experiences during Woman's Missionary Union's Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, June 10–11. "We believe you will laugh, learn and experience nourishment for your soul," said Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director-treasurer of national WMU. "As you are captivated by the stories of God's work in the world, you will be drawn closer to His side and renew your commitment to His mission. Join us on this incredible journey to experience a movement of God bringing hope to the hopeless."