Read the latest news and ministry highlights from Tennessee WMU!
Read the latest news and ministry highlights from Tennessee WMU!
November 2021

Give Thanks


In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.  
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Being thankful often goes against our natural inclinations. If we make a conscious decision to do what God tells us, we begin to see people in a new perspective, which results in having an easier time being thankful.


So thankful for each of you!                     ~Yolanda Heuser, Tennessee WMU President

Missions Legacy
Jewell Jennings, former Tennessee WMU President, 1976-1979, passed away on October 5, 2021, surrounded by her family. Jewell was a great WMU leader in the church, association, and state. She was a steadfast promoter of missions discipleship and involvement. Her smile was genuine and her joy contagious

Week of Prayer for International Missions

Suggested Dates: November 28-December 5

Together, we can bring help and hope to a hurting world.
Together, we will advance the kingdom of God.
Together, we are on a mission for the nations.
Together, we can make a kingdom impact.
What will be yours?


The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® is an annual offering collected by believers around the world to support international missions. Named for Lottie Moon in 1918 by Woman’s Missionary Union, it honors the missionary to China who urged churches to start it and give sacrificially. Unique from other mission offerings, 100% of the gifts provide for missionaries all over the world. Together we can reach the nations with the gospel fulfilling the vision of a multitude from every language, people, tribe, and nation knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 7:9). For more information and resources, visit www.imb.org/lottie-moon.

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
Virtual Gathering to Pray for International Missions

December 2, 2021
6:30-7:30 PM CST

Virtual Gathering to pray together during the Week of Prayer for International Missions.

Register here to participate.

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

New Hope Trauma Healing Bible Training 

Ever want to walk beside someone who is hurting and share Truth from the Bible, but you're not sure where to start? New Hope Bible Storying, developed by Christian counselors and missionaries, helps Christians walk through difficult times with others leading them to the ultimate healer in Jesus. In this training you will learn about New Hope Bible Storying and how you can be trained to lead a small group that walks people from hurt toward hope.


Register here to join us for this four-day training from November 29 through December 2 in Knoxville. Each day's training starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM. Lunch each day is included in the registration fee.


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

GOTM 2021 November Prayer Guide
Download the monthly prayer prompts for TBMB ministries supported by gifts from Tennessee Baptists through the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions.

Online applications and information are available here.
Applications must be completed by January 25, 2022.

Missions Get-Together

An event for women 18 years of age and older.


Theme: Relentless Faith
“But we do no belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.” Hebrews 10:39


Keynote Speaker: Donna Gaines

Donna is the wife of Dr. Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, TN.  She is a devoted student of God’s Word and has written and taught Bible studies for over 36 years.


Event includes: Four General Sessions, six breakout session times with over 20 options to choose from to attend, 40+ exhibitors in the missions and ministry fair with, over 1,000 women in attendance to fellowship and connect with during the weekend.

 
Registration:

   • Registration opens on January 5. 
   • Registration closes on March 15, or sooner, if event capacity is reached,
   • No registration at the event – everyone must pre-register,

   • Registration Fee:
       ° $100 per person by February 15
       ° $125 per person by March 15


Click here for event schedule, updates on general session, breakout conference leaders, and more.
Note: Connection, missions event for girls in grades 7-12, will be a separate event in 2022. Date and location to be announced soon.
Missions in Action around Tennessee
  • Care Baskets, Jonesborough First Baptist Church
  • JAMMIN' in a Box Event, Sylvia Baptist Church
  • RAs helping with warm coats, Lexington First Baptist Church
  • Christmas backpacks all across the state
  • RA Camp-O-Ree, Linden Valley Conference Center

Resources and Opportunities

Resources:

  • The 2021 JAM event boxes are still available! Get yours today. For more information and to purchase a 2021 JAM event box for your church, 
    click here.
  • This month, the WMU curriculum for all missions small groups, preschool through adults, focuses on the ministry of the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention. You can download resources and information here to help your group learn more and pray for Hawaii.
  • 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.
  • WMU Digital Lookbook - The new Fall/Winter 2021 WMU Digital Lookbook is now available, showcasing curated collections designed to help you engage in missions discipleship, compassion ministries, and leadership development throughout the season.
  • Download the WorldCrafts and CWJC/CMJC monthly prayer calendars and pray for these ministries.
Ministry Opportunities:
  • Christian Women’s Job Corps and Christian Men’s Job Corps are ministries of WMU that seek to help men and women break the cycle of poverty through job and life skills classes, Bible study, and mentoring. There are currently 21 CWJC/CMJC sites in Tennessee. Click here for a list of sites with ministry needs and opportunities. 
  • Tennessee WMU is partnering with BCM to collect snack foods to help reach students. BCMs can use bottled water, Pop-Tarts, granola bars, and other individual serving snacks for everyday ministry and evangelistic outreach to students. Walmart gift cards can also be donated to help give BCMs flexibility on purchasing specific items when needed. Click here for more information on locating and contacting your local BCM.

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

Important Dates for 2021/22
  • November 14-17: Summit-Annual Meeting of Tennessee Baptists, Brentwood Baptist Church
  • November 28-December 5: Week of Prayer for International Missions/LMCO
  • November 29-December2: Trauma Healing Bible Storying Training, Knoxville
  • December 2: Virtual Gathering to Pray for International Missions
  • January 25: WMU Scholarship applications due
  • April 1-3, 2022: Get-Together, Gatlinburg Convention Center
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