2004 SBC Annual Meeting News

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‘Missional Living’ explores core areas for growth, study

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--For Christians desiring to carry out God's mission, there are seven core competencies. During the "Missional Living" workshops at the national Woman's Missionary Union Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, women explored worldview, relationships, communication, ministry, leadership and spirituality, all of which are intertwined with the seventh competency, Scripture.

WRAP-UP: National WMU launches ‘Christ Followers’ emphasis

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--Through drama and inspiring testimonies, Woman's Missionary Union launched the 2004-06 emphasis of "Christ Followers" during its Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting June 13-14 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

New WMU Project HELP focuses on poverty, church connection

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--Woman's Missionary Union's new "Project HELP: Poverty" will connect churches to people's needs, said Randy Pool, coordinator of the Mississippi River Ministry of West Tennessee, who provided an overview of the project during the June 13-14 Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.

WMU’s WorldCrafts offers way of supporting missions

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--Wanda S. Lee, executive director-treasurer of the national Woman's Missionary Union, and Janet Hoffman, national WMU president, highlighted WorldCrafts during their report to the Southern Baptist Convention June 15 in Indianapolis.

Hillman elected national WMU recording secretary

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--During the business session of the WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting June 13-14 in Indianapolis, Kathy Robinson Hillman of Waco, Texas, was elected recording secretary for national WMU, succeeding Yolanda Calderon of Modesto, Calif., who served as recording secretary for the past four years.

When others saw ‘dumb Indian’ girl, missionary says God saw ‘princess’

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--Alpha Goombi was 27 years old when she became a Christian. It would not have happened, she said, if a missionary had not been sent to her region with Annie Armstrong and Cooperative Program funds to lead her to Christ.

WMU’s Jones selected for Hispanic Fellowship’s executive committee

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--Caroline Jones, multicultural ministry consultant for the national Woman's Missionary Union, was elected to serve as secretary for the executive committee of the National Fellowship of Hispanic Southern Baptist Churches during their annual meeting June 13.

Plans for new Southwestern chapel announced by Patterson at luncheon

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--Four hundred alumni and friends of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary were on hand for President Paige Patterson’s first address to alumni since his election as president of the Texas seminary in 2003.

Mission leaders recognized with awards at WMU annual meeting

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--During a June 13 dessert fellowship in Indianapolis in honor of former Woman's Missionary Union board members, the WMU Foundation presented awards to five women for their outstanding contributions to missions.

Literacy video leads volunteer to life-changing commitment

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--A literacy missions video shown at the national Woman's Missionary Union annual meeting in 1992 had such a life-changing effect on Rebecca Carnell that she returned to Eubank, Ky., determined to do whatever it took to get involved personally in that ministry.