September 2023

Any Way You Slice It, Tennessee is a Mission Field

  • The 2023-24 Golden Offering begins September 1, 2023. Through GOTM, we provide invaluable financial support for Tennessee ministries
  • Contact Jacki Holleman to order printed promotional materials - posters, prayer guides, and envelopes. Other promotional materials and information are available at
  • The Week of Prayer for State Missions suggested dates are September 10-17 and is a concentrated time of prayer for Tennessee Baptists. 
  • Join us on September 12th at 6:00 pm central time for a Great Commission Conversation to pray for State Missions. Click here to register.

Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions

Download the GOTM September 2023 monthly prayer prompts for TBMB ministries supported by gifts from Tennessee Baptists through the Golden Offering.

Mark your calendars, Ladies! We are excited to announce that Missions Get-Together 2024 will happen April 11-13, 2024, at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN. We hope you will make plans to join us!

More details are coming soon - schedule, registration fees, lodging recommendations, etc.

Stay up-to-date on the latest information by 
clicking here, or on our social media sites, and in future editions of the Link.

Join Tennessee WMU in saying thank you to Janice Carter and welcome to Becky Sumrall.

Janice’s last day serving as Tennessee Christian Job Corps (CJC) state coordinator was August 31. We appreciate her outstanding work over the past eight years and how she has worked to transition well. We love you, Janice, and are grateful for the many lives you have impacted through the ministry of Christian Job Corps. Thank you, Janice!

We are pleased to announce that Becky Sumrall is the new Tennessee CJC state coordinator.. Becky is no stranger to the CJC minister as the former executive director of Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee and recently serving on the TN CJC state advisory board. Becky’s contact information for this role is and (615) 852-8732. Welcome, Becky!

Tennessee CJC, a ministry of Tennessee WMU, seeks to provide a Christian environment in which women and men are equipped and encouraged for new life in Jesus and where they gain job and life skills to enhance their lives and the lives of their families. We have 19 CJC sites across Tennessee from Bartlett to Morristown. In 2022, these sites reported 1,504 participants in their various programs and 315 volunteers serving 10,325 volunteer hours. For more information about Tennessee CJC, click here.

Great Commission Conversations: State Missions September 12, 2023
6:00-6:45 PM CST

Join us on September 13th at 6:00 pm central time for a 45 minute Great Commission Conversation centered around the State Missions Week of Prayer. 

Register here to participate. For more information, contact Jacki Holleman.

Great Commission Conversations: Denver 
September 20, 2023
11:00-11:30 AM CST

Join us on September 20th at 11:00 am central time for a Great Commission Conversation as we hear from Denver Church RePlanter, Johnny Upchurch, One Hope Church, and then pray for him, his family, and his ministry.

The conversation via video conference will last approximately 30 minutes. You can stay the whole time or come in and out of the meeting as needed. After the live video conference meeting, a recorded version of the meeting will be placed online for others to view.

Register here to participate.

We are Tennessee WMU!
We want to share photos of your missions discipleship groups in action on Tennessee WMU social media sites. Click here to download our printable I am Tennessee WMU sign or click here to download our printable We are Tennessee WMU sign to use in your pictures. If you have any from Christmas in August or upcoming Children's Missions Day, send your photos to
Women’s Off the Grid Hiking Trip for Missions & Ministry Leaders

September 29-30, 2023
Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center 
Cost: $85 - includes one night lodging, three meals, and transportation to and from trails. 

Come experience two days of beautiful scenery in the Great Smoky Mountains and good fellowship with other women who share your passion for missions and ministry.

Hike the 5-mile Elkmont Nature Trail to Cool Troll Bridge on day one. Explore the ruins of the 1900s Elkmont town and then return to Carson Springs to enjoy s'mores and stories by the fire. 

Hike the 7-mile round-trip from the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area to Little Brier Gap Trail on day two. 

Both hikes are on moderate hiking trails so participants should be in good physical condition and able to navigate rocks, stream crossings and moderate incline.

Click here to register.

For more information, contact Kim Cruse.

RA Camp-O-Ree 2023

Registration opens today, September 1, 2023, for RA Camp-O-Ree at Linden Valley Baptist Conference Center. Royal Ambassadors and Challengers, boys grades 1-12, attending RAC will participate in a multitude of activities, challenges, games, and crafts while enjoying the great outdoors. They meet missionaries from around the world and enjoy two action-packed worship services all in one weekend!

For more details about the event and to register, click here, call 901-849-0867, or email

Tennessee WMU 135th

Birthday Celebration

Join us on Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm central at the Missions Mobilization Center in Mt. Juliet to celebrate 135 years of Tennessee WMU! 

There will be a variety of activities throughout the building so you can come and go at a time convenient to you during the four-hour block of time.

Activities will include:

  • Tours of the Missions Mobilization Center and WMU Missionary House.
  • Connecting with IMB missionaries, state ministry representatives, and current Tennessee WMU leaders.
  • Kid-friendly and fun hands-on missions activities.
  • Opportunities to “visit” with the Goldens and other historical figures.
  • Interactive areas celebrating Tennessee WMU's impact through GAs, RAs, camps, Christian Job Corps, endowments, scholarships, etc. 
  • Photos and videos highlighting your Tennessee WMU local groups/Associations/WMU heroes.

More details coming soon.

Cost is free, but registration is requested to help with planning. Click here to register.

WMU Gathering at Summit
Monday, November 13
Love Fellowship Baptist Church, Chattanooga
2:00-4:00 pm eastern time
Tennessee WMU and Hamilton County WMU/Sisters Who Care invite you to join us for fellowship and inspiration as we hear from missionaries and explore ministry opportunities.

Don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with other mission minded people who share a passion for the gospel, and for missions!

Registration is free but please register in advance to help with planning.
Click here to register.
Resources and Opportunities


Ministry Opportunities
  • Tennessee WMU is partnering with Baptist Collegiate Ministries to collect snack foods to help reach students. Click here for more information on locating and contacting your local BCM.
  • Tennessee Baptists are challenged to provide 7,000 backpacks for children living in poverty regions in Tennessee. Churches and associations will partner with ministries in these regions to impact the lives of children and their families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For more information and resources, click here.
  • Project HELP is an initiative of WMU that identifies a critical issue, seeks to raise awareness of that issue, and then provide practical approaches anyone can implement to meet needs and share the gospel. During 2022-24, the Project HELP critical issue is mental health. WMU provides multiple avenues for churches to raise awareness and equip members to lead and champion mental health initiatives in the church and in local communities. For more information and resources, click here.
Click here for Tennessee WMU 2023-2024 Calendar
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