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

Merry Christmas!

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11
As we enter this Christmas season may we feel wonder, peace, and joy as we celebrate the greatest gift ever given - our Savior. "Joy to the world, the Lord has come!" 
My prayer is that you and your family will experience love, joy, and happiness this holiday season.
~Ramona Hicks, Tennessee WMU President
Reaching the Nations, Together video

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

If you need to order materials for the Week of Prayer, please contact Jacki Holleman at or call 615-317-2038

Great Commission Conversation: International Missions Week of Prayer
December 6, 2022
6:00-6:45 PM CST

Join us on December 6th at 6:00 pm central time for a Great Commission Conversation with IMB missionaries, George and Katelynn Issachar who serve in the North African/Middle East region.

The conversation via video conference will last approximately 45 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 will be emailed to those who registered or placed online if security allows.

The Monday before the Great Commission Conversation, those who have registered will receive the information to join the meeting using Zoom.

Register here to participate. 

Great Commission Conversations: Denver 
December 14, 2022
11:00-11:30 AM CST

Join us on December 14th at 11:00 am central time for a Great Commission Conversation as we hear from Kevin Godin, Denver church planter in Broomfield, CO, 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.

The Monday before the Great Commission Conversation, those who have signed up will receive the information to join the meeting using Zoom.

Register here to participate.

For more information about Great Commission Conversations, contact Tennessee WMU at 800-558-2090 ext. 2038, 615-371-2038, or

Visit the new Tennessee WMU Resources page on our website!
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 four-year terms 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.

Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions
Download the GOTM December 2022 monthly prayer prompts for TBMB ministries supported by gifts from Tennessee Baptists through the Golden Offering.

Online applications and information are available here.
Applications must be completed by January 25, 2023.

Missions Get-Together is an event for women 18 and older to experience personal growth, engage in meaningful worship, discover missions and ministry opportunities, and enjoy the fellowship of other Christian women.

The event features four general sessions, six breakout session times with over 20 choices, and a missions & ministry fair with over 35 exhibitors.

We have enjoyed having Missions Get-Together (MGT) in Gatlinburg for the past 30+ years, but in 2023, we are shifting the location to Brentwood Baptist Church, with MGT scheduled for March 16-18 (Thursday-Saturday).

Click here for printable promotional flyer.
Theme: Overflowing Hope
Scripture: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV


   • Registration opens on December 1
   • Registration closes on March 3
  •  No registration at the event – everyone must pre-register.

   • Registration Fee (includes a box lunch Friday and Saturday): 
       ° $100 per person by February 10 
       ° $125 per person by March 3

Special Guests:

Mary Wiley - Bible Study Leader

Mary is the author of Everyday Theology: What You Believe Matters and holds a BA in Christian Studies and English from the University of Mobile and an MA in Theological Studies from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her husband, John, have three children and live in Lebanon, TN.

Sandy Wisdom-Martin, National WMU Executive Director

Click here to see the event schedule.

More details coming soon: breakout session topics and leaders, missionaries, worship leaders, event ministry project, etc.

For up-to-date information visit TN WMU.
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Resources and Opportunities


  • December WMU mission focus is on the ministry of Chris and Sara Armstrong in Tlapa, Mexico. You can download resources and information here to help your group learn more about them and to pray for their ministry.  
  • 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:

    c/o WMU
    PO Box 830010
    Birmingham, AL 35283-0010

  • 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 2022-23 Calendar
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