Read the latest news and ministry highlights from Tennessee WMU!
Read the latest news and ministry highlights from Tennessee WMU!
March 2023

Week of Prayer for North American Missions

The Week of Prayer for North American Missions is a special time of prayer for Southern Baptist missionaries serving through the North American Mission Board, and the people whom they serve. Your church can choose this date or another time during the Easter season to participate. The national offering goal for this year is $70 million.

Visit the Annie Armstrong website for a daily prayer guide, resources, and other information.

Other resources and opportunities:

  • Join national WMU and NAMB for a special Facebook conversation on Monday, March 6 at 12:30 p.m. CT to hear about why missions is so vital to North America, how compassion ministries are making an impact, and about missions opportunities for students. WMU Executive Director, Sandy Wisdom-Martin, will interview North American Mission Board (NAMB) President, Kevin Ezell. Tune in to get an update on NAMB's missional efforts that your gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering make possible.
  • See the information below for GCC: North American Missions Week of Prayer on March 7, 2023.
  • Be sure to follow Annie Armstrong and North American Mission Board (NAMB) on Facebook.
  • Click here for a list of NAMB missionaries and chaplains in Tennessee available on the North American Mission Board website.
Contact Jacki at if your church needs to order promotional materials - posters, prayer guides, and envelopes.

Missions Get-Together

  • Registration closes on March 3.
  • There is no on-site registration at the event - everyone must pre-register.
  • All registrations are non-refundable but are transferable.
  • Registration Fee: 125 per person (includes a box lunch Friday and Saturday).
  • Click here to register
Event Update & Highlights
  • Breakout Sessions: The Breakout Session schedule/grid is available here. A list of Breakout Session descriptions and leaders is available here.
  • T-Shirts: Missions Get-Together t-shirts are available in six colors. The shirts are only available by pre-ordering through March 3. Shirts will not be sold at the event. All orders will be available for pickup upon check-in at the event on Thursday, March 16 at Brentwood Baptist Church. Click here to order your shirts online.
  • Hope in the Truth Dinner: You're invited to an optional/add-on barbecue dinner on Thursday night, March 16 from 5:00-6:30 pm CST at Brentwood Baptist Church in Hudson Hall. There will be a fun interactive program to get to know the missionaries speaking during Missions Get-Together and to hear from Sandy Wisdom-Martin, national WMU executive director-treasurer. The cost is $17 per person with limited seating available. Registration closes on March 3rd or when capacity is reached. You must be registered prior to the event to attend. Click here to register.
  • Ministry Project: This year's event ministry project will benefit Christian Job Corps sites across Tennessee. Click here for more information and for a list of requested items.
  • Missions Fair: There will be over 35 exhibitors in the Missions Fair to visit and connect with throughout the weekend - ministries, missionaries, schools, shopping opportunities, and more. There will even be popcorn provided by the WMU Foundation to enjoy while you browse.
  • Silent Auction: A wide array of gift baskets, handmade items, and other donations will be up for bid in the Silent Auction hosted by the TN WMU Endowment Promotion Team. Proceeds from the auction go to Tennessee WMU Touch Tomorrow Today Endowment that benefits National WMU and Tennessee WMU. If you or your group are interested in donating an item to the Silent Auction, contact Martha Pitts at
  • Event Offering: The offering given at MGT this year will go to the We Must Have a Place/Youth Village Project at Linden Valley Baptist Conference Center (90%) and to the Tennessee WMU Touch Tomorrow Today Endowment (10%). Click here for more information.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Click here for answers to some frequently asked questions regarding Missions Get-Together.
  • Suggested Lodging: Click here for the updated suggested lodging list.
Click here for other event details - schedule, special guests, missionaries, etc.

Great Commission Conversations: North American Missions Week of Prayer 2023
March 7, 2023
6:00-6:45 PM CST

Join us on March 7th at 6:00 pm central time for a 45-minute conversation and prayer time for North American Missions. 

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.

Great Commission Conversations: Denver 
March 8, 2023
11:00-11:30 AM CST

Join us on March 8th at 11:00 am central time for a Great Commission Conversation as we hear from Denver Church Planter, Bryson McGuire, Rock City Church, Denver, 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.

Tennessee Youth Venture Team

Do you know a high school student with a passion for missions?  Encourage them to apply to be a part of the Venture Team! We are looking for six to eight top-level missional students from across the state to serve on the 2023-24 Tennessee Youth Venture Team.

Students will be challenged, discipled and mentored in a strategic missions lifestyle through a team retreat, Bible studies, and training/equipping opportunities with mission leaders and missionaries.

More information and the online application will be available soon at Applications will be due by May 15 and the term of service will begin on June 1, 2023.

Journey Camp 2023

Click here for more information and to register.

WMU Leadership Update

Please take a moment and update our office regarding your WMU leadership positions. Just click here to fill out the online 2022-23 Church Missions Leadership Form or download the form here to mail in later. Please remember to list all your WMU leaders, their positions, and their emails.
Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions
Download the GOTM March 2023 monthly prayer prompts for TBMB ministries supported by gifts from Tennessee Baptists through the Golden Offering.
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. Click here to download our printable We are Tennessee WMU sign. Send your photos to

Resources and Opportunities


  • Visit the new Tennessee WMU Resources page on our website - Sports JAM Event Kit, Great Commission Conversation videos, prayer walking resource, and more.
  • March WMU mission focus is on the ministry of Josh and Val Valdez in Farmington, New Mexico. You can download resources and information here to help your group learn more about them and to pray for their ministry.  
  • Free downloadable starter packets for missions discipleship are available here to help you begin missions small groups for every age in your church. Each starter pack includes general information, along with sample curriculum materials.
  • Download the CJC monthly prayer calendar and pray for this ministry. 
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.
  • Project HELP is an initiative of WMU that identifies a critical issue and seeks to raise awareness of that issue and 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.

  • Sign up for Compassion Ministries Bulletin Board monthly email to connect with other churches and ministries. Contact Carrie Kidd at

Click here for Tennessee WMU 2023 Calendar
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