Read the latest news and ministry highlights from Tennessee WMU!
Read the latest news and ministry highlights from Tennessee WMU!
November 2022

Week of Prayer for International Missions
Suggested Dates: December 4-11, 2022

Reaching the Nations, Together
Lottie Moon was sent as a Southern Baptist missionary to China from 1873 to 1912. She saw firsthand the world's greatest problem — LOSTNESS. Meeting so many people who had never heard the gospel compelled her to write letters to American churches describing the need for a greater missionary presence.

She pleaded for increased prayer and financial support to send and sustain more missionaries. This challenge became known as the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering®.

   
100% of your gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering enable gospel transformation among the unreached.

Standing orders for LMCO materials are being shipped from the Tennessee WMU office. If you need to order materials for the week of prayer, please contact Jacki Holleman at jholleman@tnbaptist.org or call 615-317-2038.

Missions Get-Together is an annual event planned and hosted by Tennessee WMU for women 18 years of age and older to:

Experience personal growth
Engage in meaningful worship
Discover missions and ministry opportunities
Enjoy the fellowship of other Christian women


Click here for a printable promotion flyer with new event details - registration costs and deadlines, theme, schedule, etc.
Click here for lodging recommendations.

Stay up to date on the latest information on our website or our social media sites. 

Recommendations for Tennessee WMU Officers & Executive Board Members

The Tennessee WMU 2023 Nominating Committee will be nominating persons to serve from 2023-2024, a one-year term, as WMU president, three vice-presidents (one from each of the state’s grand regions) and recording secretary. In addition, they will nominate Executive Board Members (two WMU Representatives and one At-Large) to serve a four-year term from 2023-2027. Guidelines and a form are available here for Tennessee Baptists and Tennessee WMU members to make recommendations to the Nominating Committee to consider for Tennessee WMU Officers and Executive Board members.

Recommendations must be submitted by January 10, 2023.
We are Tennessee WMU!
We want to share photos of your missions discipleship groups in action on Tennessee WMU social media sites. If you have any from Christmas in August, send your photos to jholleman@tnbaptist.org
RA Camp-O-Ree celebrated its 50th Anniversary at Linden Valley Baptist Conference Center on October 14th-16th.  
WorldCrafts Advocate, Rhonda Poore, set up a WorldCrafts Marketplace at an event for Western District Baptist Association.

National WMU Compassion Ministries

Learn more about national WMU's Compassion Ministries through self-guided mini courses.


These courses are available to anyone but ideal for those who serve in ministry, conference leaders, and people preparing for a mission trip. Each course includes resources to train others on these topics and is available 30 days after beginning the course.

Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions
Download the GOTM November 2022 monthly prayer prompts for TBMB ministries supported by gifts from Tennessee Baptists through the Golden Offering.
Tennessee WMU invites You!
Great Commission Conversations:
Baptist Women's World Day of Prayer Service
November 7, 2022
6:00 pm Central Time
via Zoom


This free virtual meeting will be led by missionaries, Tennessee WMU staff, and other state leaders. 

The first Monday of November is the Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer. 
Thousands of Baptist women gather around the world to pray for each other on this special day.


Visit here for more information or to plan a Day of Prayer service at your church
Great Commission Conversations: Denver
Join us on November 9th at 11:00 m central time for a 30-minute Great Commission Conversation as we hear from Jason Tipton with Send Relief/Send Denver Ministry Center. Jason is the featured missionary for November's curriculum materials.

After hearing from him, we will pray for him, his family, and his ministry.

Register here


Links to the video conference recordings will be emailed to all who register, as well as be placed online for others to view.
Click here to view past conversations. 

For more information contact jholleman@tnbaptist.org.

Tennessee WMU scholarship information is available here.
Applications will be available soon.
Applications must be completed by January 25, 2023.

Resources and Opportunities

Resources:

  • November WMU mission focus is on the ministry of Jason and Mindy Tipton of SendRelief Denver. You can download resources and information here to help your group learn more about them and to pray for their ministry. Jason will also be our featured guest on Great Commission Conversations: Denver this month.
  • Sports JAM Event Kit: With this kit, you can lead your children's ministry to see how missionaries around the world are using various sports to reach people with the gospel. The kit includes a missionary study with videos, Bible study on how we are commanded to share the gospel, and ideas for sports themed games, snacks, and crafts...and so much more! Click here to order the Sports JAM event kit for $30. Email Jacki Holleman with any questions.
  • 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 WorldCrafts and CWJC/CMJC monthly prayer calendars and pray for these ministries. 
  • Visit Tennessee WMU WorldCrafts advocate page to request them to come to your church. Click here for more information about WorldCrafts.
    West Tennessee- Rhonda Poore            

    Northeast Tennessee- Anna Huggins
    Middle Tennessee- 
    Charlyene Couey-Moore
    East Tennessee- 
    Bobby Turner

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.
  • WMU’s Compassion Ministry of Pure Water, Pure Love provides vital water resources around the world. Your gift to Pure Water, Pure Love supports its three-fold mission: to supply missionaries with water filters, to provide the people they serve with clean water resources, to supply missions teams with water filters for use on short-term mission trips. Click here for a printable flyer.
    Donate now or send checks made payable to WMU, clearly marked for Pure Water, Pure Love to:
    PWPL
    c/o WMU
    PO Box 830010
    Birmingham, AL 35283-0010

Click here for Tennessee WMU 2022-23 Calendar.
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