Union Baptist Association
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Linked Together

WMU (Woman's Missionary Union)

 
 
 
 
 
What is CWJC?
 
Christian Women’s Job Corps of Union County (CWJC) is a program to assist women in need. This ministry provides a Christian context in which women are equipped for life and employment and a missions context in which women help women.
 
God is deeply concerned for those in need. As disciples, we are commanded to imitate that caring spirit and be God’s hands and feet of mercy to the needy. The scripture makes it clear that caring for those in need is a central aspect of true Christian discipleship. We go forward into a hurting world with the message of God’s unconditional love, forgiveness and acceptance. These are foundational to our ministry of hope through CWJC.
 
In our association, we are now serving 9 women. Bible Study is provided on Tuesday mornings by Pat Haigler at the UBA Missions Resource Center. We have 5 women attending, the other 4 have jobs.
 
In December 2014, 6 of the women joined us for a Christmas party, going out to eat and attending the beautiful East Campus Baptist Church Christmas musical.
 
We are in much need of mentors. Working and sharing one-on-one is a blessing I cannot describe. To see a person blossom is amazing!! In January 2015, we will begin a Budgeting Class to be taught by Phyllis Slaymon. 
 
Christian Women’s Job Corps of Union County organized in 2002. During these 12½ years, we have worked with many participants. We have received many great testimonies from these women stating how their mentors have been there for them. We would love for more ladies to experience this opportunity to grow in Christ.
 
CWJC is in need of financial support. Would your women’s group be willing to have a fund-raiser or take a love offering to help with our needs? This is a great mission project. Please pray and ask God what He would have you do.
 
May God bless your Women’s Ministry group in your every effort.
 
Love serving Him!
Pat Haigler, Chairman
Christian Women’s Job Corps of Union County
  
WMU News
 
 
I trust your Christmas worship times and family celebrations were filled with moments of reflecting on the Christ child and the wonderful gift HE gave to the world through His birth, death, and resurrection. I enjoyed visiting several different churches and hearing the beautiful Christmas story told through music and drama, which never grows old and is worth repeating over and over again. I pray we are all
challenged to share the love of Jesus Christ more in 2015 than we did in 2014. God will provide the opportunities!
 
As I read the prayer guide for our International missionaries, I was humbled and encouraged. Humbled by the dedication of our missionaries and the risk that many face as they follow God in obedience. Encouraged that, as a Southern Baptist, I unite with other Baptists to join God in His work through our missionaries around the world. God has a place for each one of us in His plan to redeem all peoples!
 
Thank you ladies for the 300+ hygiene kits that were donated for sharing with some of the local ministries. The deliveries brought many smiling faces and expressions of “thank you”.
 
Thank you to Teresa Polk for her leadership with the Donna Pittman Christmas Toy Store. God is blessing her dedication and passion for this ministry. Great job Teresa!!
 
I encourage the women of our churches to watch for CWJC News in the UBA Messenger beginning with the February edition. This is a ministry of WMU and is worthy of our support.
 
January is a great time to support some of our local ministries. Some suggestions are:
 
Christian Women’s Job Corp – gas cards $15.00 suggested amount
H.E.L.P. Crisis Pregnancy Center - annual baby shower
 
Operation Reachout - help provide a meal for those who attend the daily Bible Study
 
Local Food Banks - help restock those empty shelves
 
February – Focus on WMU/Heck-Jones Offering        Your church should have received a packet the first of December. If a packet has not been received, call 866-210-8602 to request materials. Remember, no gift is too small!
 
Happy New Year, and may God find us faithful in our service to Him in 2015!
 
All for Him,
Brenda Carter, UBA WMU Director
 
 
A statement on our responsibility to serve those who suffer PTSD
by Margaret Harding, WMU NC Adult Specialist
 
When I first heard that the next critical issue for WMU would be Project HELP:  PTSD, I immediately thought about our military since that is where I first heard the word PTSD.  The trauma of war or a war injury not only affects that military person but also his or her family.  Being deployed creates tremendous anxiety for them and their families.  We are so grateful to the men and women who serve our country and often put themselves in danger for you and me and for the freedoms we enjoy in America.  We need to thank them, thank God and ask for His protection over them every single day!  I have also learned that PTSD goes beyond our military!  One resource I have studied defines PTSD as "an anxiety disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a traumatic event".  These events may be "military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood".  (Jessica Hamblem, "What is PTSD?  A handout from the National Center for PTSD."  For more information see ptsd.va.gov).
 
We acknowledge that there is suffering in the world.  From the beginning, we have been given responsibility and accountability to the laws of God.  When Adam and Eve violated that order, suffering was born.  The nature of humanity was changed.  In scripture we read of the promise of restoration in Isaiah 12 and 53.  In chapter 53, he describes the model of the suffering servant who would atone for the sins of the people.  Through the incarnation, the resurrection, and the glorification of Christ, God fulfilled promises made throughout the Old Testament.  However, knowing Christ does not exempt us from all the consequences of a fallen world.  Throughout the ministry of Jesus we hear a constant theme.  We are called to be His children and to love God with our whole hearts and to love others as ourselves (see Matthew 22:37-39; John 15:12; Galatians 6:2, 10).  We are called to wait with those who are broken while God puts the pieces back together again (Info from Drawing Near Resource Kit).  God does fulfill His promises.  He does provide strength.  Nothing can keep us from the love of God.  If we accept His love and receive His gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, he becomes our shield in the facing of life's battles, but no one is immune from suffering.
 
Not everyone who experiences a traumatic event will develop PTSD.  However, the risk is present if the person witnessed the event or was a victim; the person suffered a serious injury during the trauma; the trauma was long-lasting or very severe; the person saw himself or someone else being in danger; or the person felt helpless and unable to help himself or someone else.  PTSD is no respector of persons.  The lasting conquences of trauma can affect people of all ages and in varied situations, which was evidenced in our last Project HELP emphasis on Human Exploitation.  If you've hesitated to learn or get involved with Project HELP:  PTSD by saying "oh there are no military around me so this issue is not relevant for where I live" then may I ask you to "pray and think again"?
 
The church should be a loving and supporting community who cares.  If we say we want to serve our country and protect our faith we MUST respond to PTSD in whatever form that takes.  We hear too often about school shootings, domestic violence, abductions and on and on we could go.  It's time to focus attention on helping those in need, on protecting and preserving, and demonstrating by action the faith we have as Christians.
 
May I offer these steps:
  1. Educate - yourself and your church.  How?  Purchase the "Drawing Near" Resource Kit.  Included is not only education on what PTSD is but also a Bible study, a Prayer Plan, and Mission Projects and Resources.  (This kit can be purchased for $9.99 + shipping cost at www.wmustore.com or by calling 1-800-968-7301.)
  2. Pray  -  for God to give you wisdom and lead your church into specific actions that you can do to minister to victims and families of PTSD.  Remember you are not a professional counselor, but there are things you can do to help the families of a PTSD victim.  Maybe it is something as simple as keeping the children so the parents can go to counseling or preparing a meal for the family or taking the spouse of a soldier out to dinner or other similar acts of support.
  3. Bible Study  -  study the scripture of people in the Bible that experienced trauma in their lives....remember those who were lost in the floods of Noah's day, Hebrew mothers whose male babies were killed, wilderness wanderings, the stories of Job, Jeremiah, and Paul to name a few.  Then look at the model of the ministry of Jesus.  That should call any Christian to action!
  4. Mission Projects  -  After education, prayer and Bible Study, the natural result is "action".  What can I do?  In the "Drawing Near" Resource Kit, there are missions project ideas for adults, students, children and preschoolers.  For adults:  contact domestic violence shelters for needs such as ongoing supplies, provide meals, and volunteer.  The same opportunities could be available at crisis pregnancy centers or homeless shelters.  For students:  consider resource kits for teens in schools that could be given to guidance counselors for use as they counsel students in private situations, or providing a bag of items (approved by the military base) for military personnel returning home from deployments.  For children:  collect stuffed animals for law enforcement officers as they deal with accident victims or other occasions where they might be called to the home to remove a child, assemble hospital care packages for children, or host an associational end of school bash for foster children and families.  For preschoolers:  collect items for disaster victims, collect stuffed animals for police officers to give to children as they are on duty, make cookies for first responders, etc.  An excellent resource for preschoolers and young children is the book "Sometimes I Am Afraid" (W148103)
 
"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
Matthew 25:40 (NIV)
 
"Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me."
Matthew 25:45 (NIV)
 
May we be found faithful!
 
(Article taken from the Winter 2014/2015 edition of Tarheel Talk)
    
 
 
 
 
 
February 9-15, 2015 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015 Missions Conference
 
 

Missions Extravaganza 2015

April 17-19, 2015

Ardmore Baptist Church

501 Miller Street

Winston-Salem NC  27103

Join us in Winston-Salem on the beautiful campus of Ardmore Baptist Church! Mark your calendars and make plans now to attend this insightful, energizing event! 

Tentative Schedule

Friday, April 17

1:00 – 6:00 Registration

2:00 – 4:00 Ministry Projects

2:00 – 3:00 Conference 1

3:15 – 4:15 Conference 2

6:30 – Pre-Session/Mini Concert

7:00 – Evening Session

Saturday, April 18

8:30 – Pre-Session Music

9:00 – Annual Meeting

11:00 – 12:00 Conference 3/ Lunch 1

12:15 – 1:15 Conference 4/ Lunch 2

1:30 – 2:30 Conference 5

2:45 – 4:00 – Closing Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Photographs and graphic art provided by Shutterstock, WMU NC volunteers, and WMU NC staff.

 

Click Here to download an informational flyer for Missions Extravaganza 2015 

 

 

FEATURED

PROGRAM PERSONALITIES

                                                                                                                                                                 

 

              

Edna Ellison

Author, Speaker and the Guru of Christian Mentoring

 

Edna loves to lead prayer retreats and speak at women's conferences. She wrote Woman to Woman:  Preparing Yourself to Mentor and Seeking Wisdom with Tricia Scribner, whom she mentored.

 

 

 

Phyllis Elvington   

Author and Speaker

 

Phyllis' energetic, uplifting and well-prepared style may have you laughing in the aisles one minute and your heart on its knees the next.  She loves serving the Lord in church, association and state settings.

 

 

 

Gordon Fort

Senior Vice President

Office of Prayer Mobilization and Training, IMB 

 

Gordon was born and grew up on the mission field in Africa.  He returned and served as a missionary in Africa form 1985 to 2004.  He currently serves at the IMB headquarters.

 

 

 

David Fitzgerald

Minister of Worship, Music and Arts, Ardmore Baptist Church

David is an accomplished musician who uses varied music genres to lead people in Christ-centered worship.

 

 

Make your hotel reservations now!

Missions Extravaganza takes place during a high-demand period, so please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. The address for Ardmore Baptist Church is 501 Miller Street, Winston Salem, NC  27103. 

 

Hotel

Rate

Distance to Ardmore

Breakfast

Best Western Plus

3330 Silas Creek Pkwy

336-893-7540

$129

$139

1.5

Included – Hot

Comfort Suites

200 Capitol Lodging Ct

336-774-0805 / 800-424-6423

$109

3.5

Included – Hot

Fairfield Inn & Suites

1680 Westbook Plaza Dr

336-714-3000 / 800-228-2800

$99

3

Included – Hot

Hawthorne Inn

420 High St

336-777-3000 / 1-800-972-3774

$99

$109

$119

2.2

Included –Continental

Historic Brookstown Inn

200 Brookstown Ave

336-725-1120 / 800-845-4262

$109.99

$119.99

$129.99

2.5

Included – Continental

Microtel Inn

100 Capital Lodging Ct

336-659-1994 / 800-771-7171

$84/$89

3.5

Included – Continental

Ramada Plaza Hotel & Spa

3050 University Pkwy

336-723-2911 / 877-499-7829

$86.99

4

Included – Continental

Village Inn Event Center

6205 Ramada Dr Clemmons, NC 27012

336-766-9121 / 800-554-6416

$82

8.4

Included - Hot

 

Make it a weekend retreat! 

Visit Winston-Salem has available staff to assist you with planning group tours, local activities and securing accommodations.Feel free to contact them at: servicesdept@visitwinstonsalem.com or 336-728-4237. 

Come to Missions Extravaganza to hear stories of missionaries around the world and ministries that are working around NC and other places. You will experience times of worship, learning and fellowship. We look forward to seeing you there! 

 
 

ME Registration Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q.  How do I register?
A.  Participants can register online at www.wmunc.org.
Q.  How much does it cost to register?
A.  Registration opens July 1, 2014. Early Bird Registration (on or before February 1, 2015) is $35.00 per person. Late Registration (after February 1, 2015) is $45.00 per person.
Q.  Is it possible to change conference registrations?
A.  Yes and no. When you register a certain number of participants, you are required to pay for that number of participants. Refunds are not available (see below). Additional participants can be registered as long as registration remains open.
Q.  How long will conference registration remain open?
A.  Registration will remain open until all spaces are full. If registration closes, an announcement will be posted online, on website, facebook, and twitter when or if registration meets capacity.
Q.  What is the refund policy?
A.  Refunds are not given except in the case of death in family or illness documented by doctor’s note.
Q.  Are meals included in the registration?
A.  Saturday’s lunch is included with the registration fee. You are responsible for all other meals.
Q.  Are conference registration and hotel reservations different?
A.  Yes. Conference registration should be paid to WMU NC and includes your program fees and Saturday lunch. You are responsible for securing and paying for your hotel reservations.
 
 

ME Hotel Registration FAQs

 
 

ME General FAQs

Q.  What is the tentative schedule for the weekend?
A.  Friday, April 17, 2015
1pm - Registration Opens
2pm – 4pm Ministry Projects
2pm – 3pm Conference 1
3:15pm – 4:15pm Conference 2
6:30pm – Pre-session/Mini-concert
7:00pm – Evening session

Saturday, April 18, 2015
8:30am – Pre-session music
9:00am – Annual meeting
11am – 12pm – Conference 3/Lunch 1
12:15pm – 1:15pm – Conference 4/Lunch 2
1:30pm – 2:30pm – Conference 5
2:45pm – 4 - Closing session
Q.  Is dress casual?
A.  Yes.
Q.  Will there be items for sale?
A.  Bookstore will be available.
Q.  What if I have a question that’s not on this list of Frequently Asked Questions?
A.  Please contact the WMU NC office at 919.882.2344 or 866.210.8602.
 
 

2015 ME Ministry Projects

WMU NC hopes to offer a limited number of mission projects on Friday, April 17, 2015.  As ministry projects are secured, a project list with descriptions as well as a registration form will be available www.wmunc.org.

 
  Help Young Women Attend!
Shine Scholarship Fund

Do you want to encourage and affirm the young women in your church and association? Do you want to see more young women catch a vision for missions and WMU NC?

If you answered yes to these questions, you can play a part as you invest in the lives of young women. WMU NC wants to be the catalyst “to challenge, prepare and equip young women Christian believers to be radically involved in the fulfillment of the Great Commission.” We are asking each church and association to assist young women by all or part of their way to attend Missions Extravaganza and other events for young women. If you have a young woman in your church or association that would love this opportunity, we encourage you to assist her and bring her to Missions Extravaganza. If not, you can help other young women in NC by sending your contributions to WMU NC, Shine Scholarship Fund, PO Box 18309, Raleigh, NC 27619-8309.

Call 866-210-8602 or visit www.wmunc.org to register online.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Calendar Talk 2015
 
2015
FEBRUARY
 9-15     WMU NC Heck-Jones Offering & Week of Prayer
 9-15     Focus on WMU
    14     Children's Ministry Day
 
MARCH
 1-8       North American Missions Emphasis & Annie Armstrong
             Easter Offering
 
APRIL
     3      WMU NC Office Closed for Easter
17-18    Missions Extravaganza, Ardmore Church,
            Winston Salem
  
MAY
15-16     WMU NC Executive Board, Camp Mundo Vista
     25     WMU NC Office closed for Memorial Day
 
JUNE
 14-15    WMU Annual Meeting & Missions Celebration
              Columbus, OH
 
JULY
       4      WMU NC Office closed for Independence Day
 5-11       World Missions Week & Deep Impact, Fort Caswell
15-21      BWA Women's Leadership Conference,
               Durban, South Africa
22-26      21st Baptist World Alliance World Congress,
               Durban, South Africa
 
AUGUST
 6-8         CWJC/CMJC Site Coordinator Training
               Birmingham, Alabama
 
 
Ten Reasons for Adults on Mission
 
  1. Provides a way for men, women and couples to serve together to meet the needs of the unchurched.
  2. Encourages project-based, active learning opportunities for those typically not interested in a meeting format.
  3. Has a flexible team format that can be shaped around the interests of those involved rather than around a formal organizational structure.
  4. Creates a purpose-driven environment that helps Christians fulfill the outward focus of the Great Commission.
  5. Teaches adults the biblical reasons for reaching out to non-Christians down the street and around the world.
  6. Makes a personal connection from your church to individual missionaries your church supports through your state missions offering, the Cooperative Program, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® for International Missions and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® for North American missions.
  7. Helps the local church understand its role in the larger missions enterprise of national organizations, missions-sending agencies and God's global mission.
  8. Instills an evangelistic spirit through hands on ministry to those without Christ.
  9. Strengthens the concept of being the church outside the church walls to people who previously may not have understood the church's purpose that way.
  10. Increases giving to missions and praying for missions as a result of hands-on missions involvement, helping individual Christians to link their mind with their hearts through the work of their hands.
Debra Berry Associational Leader Tool:  2012-2013 WMU®2012
 
 
 
To learn more about Children's Mission Education, click here.
To learn more about Children in Action, click here.
To learn more about Girls in Action, click here.
  
 
Cleaning for a Reason
 
If you know any woman currently undergoing Chemo, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - 1 time per month for 4 months while she is in treatment.
 
All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service.
 
 
Please pass this information on to bless a woman going through cancer treatment. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It's our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along.
  
 
Online Training
 
Great News!  Online Training Courses have been updated to coordinate with the New Guides.
 
You can access training for:
♦Mission Friends
♦Girls in Action
♦Children in Action
♦Royal Ambasadors
♦Acteens
♦Youth on Mission
♦Women on Mission
♦myMISSION
♦Adults on Mission
♦Blending Women on Mission and Women's Ministry
♦WMU
 
Go to www.wmunc.org  and select Learning from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.  Online Training is one of the options and then you can register for and complete the course(s) of your choice.  Questions, contact salvarez@wmunc.org.
   
Woman's Missionary Union of North Carolina is a missions organization whose purpose is to challenge, prepare and equip Christian believers to be radically involved in the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
-taken from the Fall 2012 Tarheel Talk
 
Union Baptist Association
2014-2015 WMU Team Leaders
 
 
WMU Director           Brenda Carter, Hermon
WOM Consultant       Pat Haigler, Centerview
Acteen                      Stephanie Smith, Oak Grove
Girls in Action          
Mission Friends         Shirley Davis, Mt. Pleasant
 
 
 **Note: The WMU Team Leaders are available to speak/share at your church,Women's Group and/or age-level organizations.
 
Mary Blair Scholarship Team:
Niki Myers (2015)              Oak Grove
Brooke Garrison(2016)       Shiloh
Holly Casstevens (2017)     New Salem
 
Note:  Scholarships are funded by the annual WMU dues which are sent to the UBA Office
designated as "WMU Dues". Suggested amount is $2.00 per member for Adult Groups.
          Thank you for supporting our Scholarship Fund.
 
Leadership Team:
Erin Helms(2015)      704-764-3788     Sandy Ridge
Carson Helms(2016)  704-764-7495     Sandy Ridge
Louise Counts(2017) 704-283-5381     Corinth
 
 
Area Directors:
Group 1      Rhonda Long, Austin Grove
Group 2      Ann Dora Rollins, Mountain Springs
Group 3      Elizabeth Starnes, Hopewell
Group 4      Ann Williams, Macedonia
Group 5      Teresa Rape, Mary Elizabeth
Group 6      Joyce Cox,
Group 7      Zana Fogarty, First Weddington
 
 
WMU NC partners with and supports many other Christian organizations and entities including:
 
 
 
The missions & ministries of WMU NC include...
  • Restorative Justice (prison) Ministry
  • Camp Angel Tree
  • NC Baptist Nursing Fellowship
  • Camp Mundo Vista
  • Minister's Spouses Support
  • Military Ministry
  • Multicultural Ministries
  • Missions Training and Mission Leader Training
  • NC Christian Women's Job Corps/Christian Men's Job Corps
  • Missions Partnerships
  • Missions Organization Start Up
  • Missions Organization Support - our staff and Resource Team are available to coach, train and encourage churches, leaders and individuals interested in doing missions through any of our organizations or blending our material with other activities or groups' materials.
  • Promotion of Missions Awareness - we promote missions awareness through our organizations, events, partnerships, publications and website as well as WMU curriculum and other materials; our staff, Resource Team and others also frequently speak at church, association and other events.
  • Missionary Start Up - a monetary gift is given to each NC native missionary entering into full-time service with the International Mission Board, North American Mission Board or Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Global Missions.
  • Short-term Missions Volunteers - financial assistance is provided, as funds allow, to those who feel called to serve Christ through short-term mission trips.
And much, much more!
   
In a few months we will begin a new Project HELP emphasis.  You will receive more details later but we need to begin thinking about how we can promote our new emphasis — Project HELP:  PTSD.
 
Project HELP:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
 
What is PTSD?  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur after you have been through a traumatic event.  A traumatic event is something terrible and scary that you see, hear about or that happens to you, for example:
 
♦     Compat exposure
♦     Child sexual or physical abuse
♦     Terrorist attack
♦     Sexual or physical assault
♦     Serious accidents, like a car wreck
♦     Natural disasters, like a fire, tornado, hurricane, flood or
       earthquake
 
What are the symptoms of PTSD?  PTSD symptoms usually start soon after the traumatic event, but they may not appear until months or years later.  They also may come and go over many years.
 
♦     Reliving the event – You may have bad memories or
       nightmares.  You even may feel like you're going through
       the event again.  This is called a flashback.
♦     Avoiding situations that remind you of the event – You
       may try to avoid situations or people that trigger
       memories of the traumatic event.  You may even avoid
       talking or thinking about the event.
♦     Negative changes in beliefs and feelings — The way you
       think about yourself and others may change because of
       the trama.  You may feel fear, guilt or shame.  Or, you
       may not be interested in activities you used to enjoy.
       This is another way to avoid memories.
♦     Feeling keyed up — You may be jittery, or always alert
       and on the lookout for danger.  Or, you may have trouble
       concentrating or sleeping.
 
Can children have PTSD?  Children can have PTSD too.  They may have symptoms described above or other symptoms depending on how old they are.  As children get older, their symptoms are more like those of adults.  Here are some examples of PTSD symptoms in children:
 
♦     Birth to 6 may get upset if their parents are not close by,
      have trouble sleeping or suddenly have trouble with
      toilet training or going to the bathroom.
♦     Age 7 to 11 may act out the trauma through play,                   drawings or stories.  Some have nightmares or become
      more irritable or aggressive.  They may also want to
      avoid school or have trouble with schoolwork or friends.
♦     Age 12 to 18 have symptoms more similar to adults:
      depression, anxiety, withdrawal or reckless behavior like
      substance abuse or running away.
 
Women and PTSD
More than half of all women will experience at least one traumatic event in their life.  Women are more likely to be neglected or abused in childhood, to experience domestic
violence or to have a loved one suddenly die.
 
♦     Women are more likely to be jumpy, to have more 
       trouble feeling emotions and to avoid things that remind 
       them of the trauma than men.  Men are more likely to              feel angry and to have trouble controlling their anger
       than women.
♦     Women with PTSD are more likely to feel depressed and
       anxious, while men with PTSD are more likely to have
       problems with alcohol or drugs.
♦     Both women and men who experience PTSD may develop
       physical health problems.
 
(Information from National Center for PTSD website:
 
WMU CORE VALUES
 
We believe that Jesus Christ, Son of God, gave His life a sacrifice for the salvation of all people of the world, fulfilling God's plan for the ages as revealed in the Bible, God's Holy Word.
 
We embrace the strategic role of prayer and giving for missionaries and missions needs.
 
We recognize the role of family in discipleship and missions development.
 
We recognize the giftedness of women and girls and accept the responsibility to help them use their gifts in serving Christ.
 
We accept the responsibility for nuturing preschoolers, children, youth and adults in missions.
 
We accept the responsibility for developing and equipping missions leaders.
 
We accept the biblical mandate to respond to human need with actions modeled by Jesus Christ and with the message of God's redemptive plan.
 
We partner with other Great Commission Christians to lead a lost world to Christ.
 
We uphold the foundational principles of the priesthood of every believer and the autonomy and uniqueness of each local church in carrying out the Great Commission.
 
 
WMU AREAS OF MISSIONS FOCUS
 
Learn About Missions
Pray for Missions
Support Missions
Engage in Mission Action and Witnessing
Develop Spiritually Toward a Missions Lifestyle
Participate in the Work of the Church and Denomination
 
ASSOCIATIONAL WMU OBJECTIVES
 
Develop and strengthen WMU in all congregations
Nuture a missions environment in the churches and association
Equip churches to provide missions
awareness and involvement
Provide and participate in associational
mission activities and projects
  
The websites of WMU NC and national WMU have helpful information for leaders and members of WMU.
 
Specific Information for North Carolina
  • Calendar of events
  • Registration form and information on upcoming events
    • Poverty simulation
    • Habitat for Humanity Women Build
    • Training Events
    • Missions Extravaganza
  • Summer Camp at Camp Mundo Vista
    • Registration forms
    • Health forms
    • Instructions for parents
    • Directions to camp
  • Online order forms
    • Lottie Moon Christmas Offering materials
    • Annie Armstrong Easter Offering materials
    • Heck-Jones Offering materials
    • Free Materials
  • Member's Connection
    • Intended to connect members through prayer, mentoring, encouragement, idea sharing and partnerships
    • Prayer requests, question and answer forums
    • Opportunity banks for mission projects and events
Provides Information Specifically Related to National WMU
  • Missions leader resource information
    • WMU logos, age-level logos, clip art
    • Bulletin board ideas
    • Ideas for celebrating WMU history in your church
  • Free downloads
    • Dramas and monologues
    • White Bible ceremonies
    • WMU Promotional videos
  • WMU News
  • National leadership training opportunities
  • Volunteer connection
    • MissionsFEST
    • FamilyFEST
 
 
  
WMU Age-level Organizations Websites
 
 
Other Helpful Websites
 
 
   
Want to be a Better Leader?
 
Consider the Christian Women in Leadership Certification that is a joint partnership with WMU North Carolina and Campbell University Divinity School.  This certification is designed for women leaders in churches to discover their God-given gifts and use those gifts in His service.  Students in degree programs at the divinity school are also participating.
 
The following is a testimony from a current participant who is a WMU leader in her church:
 
"Thank you for organizing this opportunity for me to participate in the Christian Women in Leadership Certification.  I am enjoying the classes and learning so much.  Everything I am learning I am able to use everyday in the ministries I am involved in as well as in my daytime job.  I can't wait to see where God will lead me once I complete the certification."
 
Contact info@wmunc.org for information about the certification program or Kelly Jorgenson at jorgensonk@campbell.edu for information about the schedule of classes.
     
Professional Women's Leadership Network
 
The focus of this unique venture is on helping women who may or may not already be involved in WMU to discover their God-given gifts and use them in missions and ministry.
 
This group includes professional women such as attorneys/judges, physicans, professors/deans, corporate executives, etc. - in other words, Christian women who are very busy, but want to discover how they can use their gifts and skills in missions and ministry.  A group of these women is in place to make plans for future events, missions projects and networking.
 
If your profession places you in one of the categories mentioned above, please send your name and contact information to the WMU office at info@wmunc.org and you will begin receiving updates and information.
 
Be watching this website and Tarheel Talk for upcoming events such as luncheons and brunches with a hands-on mission project included in the day.  If you are not on the Tarheel Talk mailing list, please click here to fill out the form to request to be added, and, you may also download a flyer.