JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Woman’s Missionary Union (MWMU) is excited to share a new theme which launched in September, By All Means. The organization will challenge individuals and churches to join them in their commitment to do whatever it takes to reach the lost, and will be sharing a variety of resources that will help support these efforts during the Missouri Baptist Convention.
The new theme and scripture focus, 1 Corinthians 9:22b-23, were chosen by the national WMU and will be used by state WMU groups now through August 2018.
“Over the next several months, the MWMU will be encouraging believers to follow His example; step into the world; cultivate relationships; and create opportunities to demonstrate the love of Christ,” MWMU President Cherri Crump said.
By All Means takes on a very serious connotation for a believer when it is applied to sharing the gospel, Crump said. Our beloved Paul set the mark high when he decreed, “I have to 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.”(NIV)
To assist individuals and churches in following Paul’s example, the MWMU will be sharing the importance of living intentional and how to incorporate a missions’ lifestyle into a daily walk.
Crump, Laura Wells, MWMU Executive Director, and Teri Broeker, MWMU Preschool, Children and Student Missions Consultant, are available at the MWMU booth during the convention, now through October 26. They are prepared to discuss the complex needs in our churches, and will offer solutions to best address these challenges. The organization is equipped with curriculum for all age levels including preschool, children, students and adults.
“WMU is modernizing with today’s world by adding flexibility to existing programs and by creating new technology-based programs,” Crump said. “Two such programs are myMISSION and JustMissions.com, designed for young adult women, and children in smaller churches, respectively.”
The myMISSION program is ideal for young women ages 18-30s, and it offers a missions curriculum with the option to develop an online community. Through this program, a facilitator can utilize the latest social media including websites, blogs and Facebook. Because of its flexibility, it is especially attractive to college students, young professionals, young moms and the girl-next-door.
Equally as exciting, is the new program JustMissions.com. It was created specifically to meet the needs of church planters, smaller churches and homeschooling families.
Visitors to the MWMU booth during the convention will be able to preview all of these materials, and have a photo taken with life-size cutouts of missionaries Annie Armstrong and Lottie Moon.
More information on the organization, and its programs, is also available online at wmu.com.