April 2024

Tennessee WMU Annual Meeting

The Tennessee WMU 136th Annual Meeting will be held on April 12, 2024, during the Missions Get-Together Friday morning general session, at Brentwood Baptist Church. The meeting will include highlights of the work of Tennessee WMU and the 2024 Nominating Committee will be recommending the following to be elected:

Tennessee WMU Officers for 2024-2025
Ramona Hicks, Cookeville, Hampton’s Crossroads Baptist Church, Stone Association (3rd term)
Recording Secretary: Linda Rader, Murfreesboro, Green Hill Baptist Church, Concord Association (3rd term)
Vice Presidents:
  • East: Anna Huggins, Erwin, Calvary Baptist Church, Holston Association (1st term)
  • Middle: Kim Griffin, Sparta, The River Sparta, Union Association (3rd  term)
  • West: Sandy Louden, Springville, McRae’s Chapel Outdoorsman BC, Western District Association (4th term)
Tennessee WMU Executive Board Members
WMU Representatives:
  • Cathy Huggins, Beech Bluff, Unity Baptist Church, Jacks Creek, Madison-Chester Association (2024-2028)
  • Jenice Pearson, Oak Ridge, Calvary Baptist Church, Clinton Association
Member At-Large:
  • Heather McAfee, Cookeville, The River Community Church, Stone Association

Click here for more information on Tennessee WMU State Leadership, including current state officers, executive board, and strategic leadership team members.
Great Commission Conversations: Tennessee Missions
April 17, 2024 
11:00-11:30 AM CST

Join us on April 17th at 11:00 am central for a Great Commission Conversation as we hear about Tennessee Baptist Conference Centers.
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. You will receive the Zoom link via email the week of the event.

For more information, contact Tennessee WMU at 800-558-2090 ext. 2038, 615-371-2038, or jholleman@tnbaptist.org.

Kids Missions eXperience (KMX):
To the Rescue

Kids Missions eXperience: To the Rescue is a free kit to help you host a children's missions event that focuses on Disaster Relief ministries here in Tennessee and around the world!

The event kit gives you everything you need to plan a fun and interactive missions learning experience for your elementary school age children. This kit includes a leader guide with a Bible story, a missionary focus story and video, corresponding games and interactive activities, crafts, songs, ideas for decor, praying for missionaries, and leading your children to do their own missions outreach event locally.
Click here for more information on how to get your free downloadable materials.
Tennessee Youth Venture Team

All high school students with a passion for missions are invited to apply for the Tennessee Youth Venture Team! We are looking for six to eight top-level missional students from across the state to participate in 2024-25.

Students will be challenged, discipled and mentored in a strategic missions lifestyle through a team retreat, July 26-27, 2024 at Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center. The retreat will include Bible studies and mission learning experiences, as well as training/equipping opportunities with mission leaders and missionaries. There will also be an opportunity to join a mission trip during the summer of 2025.
Applications are due by May 15, 2024 and the term of service will begin on June 1, 2024.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Off the Grid Women's Hiking Trip
Missions and Ministry Leaders
May 17-18, 2024

Experience two days of hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains and one night at Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center. You will experience an approximately five-mile round trip on Elkmont Nature Trail to Cool Troll Bridge on the first day. We will explore the ruins of the 1900s, Elkmont town. This town was considered the second largest town in the county during its time. 

The second day we will hike from Metcalf Bottoms picnic area to Little Brier Gap Trail. This will be a seven-mile round trip hike. We will hike along Little Brier Gap Trail that runs through the history of a tiny mountain community. Along the trail you’ll see Little Greenbrier School. The school was built in 1882 and served as a schoolhouse and church for the community. The trail leads to the old Walker sisters’ home. 

During this trip you will experience two days of beautiful scenery and good fellowship with mission and ministry minded women.

Click here to register. Contact Kim Cruse for questions.

We will have another hiking opportunity in October. Click here for more information.


Gather your friends and join us in Indianapolis for a missions experience like none other! What Joy in discovering ways God is at work in our midst and around the world! What Joy in being a part of the body of Christ!

  • Early Bird Registration: $30 through April 29, 2024
  • Regular Registration: $40 from April 30-May 23, 2024
Your registration fee includes:
  • What Joy! How to Stay and Not Flee (WMU emphasis book for 2024–25)
  • Custom bag
  • Catered break with light hors d’oeuvres
  • Music for worship and engaging missions speakers
  • Inspiration and ideas for your missions journey
Click here for more information and to register.

Connection 2024

Save the Date

September 13-15, 2024
Tennessee Tech BCM
Registration opens July 1st.

Click here for more information.

2024 Denver Mission Team

Tennessee WMU began a prayer advocacy partnership with Send Denver in 2014 with a desire to engage Tennessee Baptists in prayer for Denver. This has primarily been done by recruiting prayer partners, sending prayer walking mission teams to Denver, and hosting video conference meetings to hear from and pray for Denver church planters.

In 2024, Tennessee WMU is sending a Prayer Walking Mission Team to Denver October 3-7. The team will prayer walk, encourage church planters, and assist in community engagement activities.

Team members must fill out a Mission Volunteer Application, a Release Form, and a Health Form.

Age requirement: 18 years old or older.

Team member costs will include:

  • Airfare to/from Denver – Team members book and pay for their own flights.
  • $150-$200 for transportation in Denver and encouragement/ministry activities with missionaries.
  • Lodging for four nights.
  • Meals – travel meals and meals in Denver.

Contact Vickie Anderson if you are interested in being part of the team.

Pray for Tennessee Missions and Ministries
Download the TBMB April 2024 monthly prayer prompts for TBMB ministries supported by gifts from Tennessee Baptists through the Golden Offering and Cooperative Program.
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 Jacki Holleman
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.
  • 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.
  • Churches, friends, and other supporters: Show your love for the kids in our care by participating in the Mother's Day Offering this year. Order your supplies from Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes by clicking here
Click here for Tennessee WMU 2024 Calendar
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