WMU hosting virtual celebration for Week of Prayer 

National WMU is providing a virtual experience leading into the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Week of Prayer, which is March 7-14. The offering supports missions and ministry through the North American Mission Board. With the theme “The Mission Moves Forward,” the goal for this year’s Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is $70 million to support thousands […]

WMU announces voluntary retirement plan amid COVID financial crisis

In response to a decline in sales due to COVID-19, national WMU announced today it is offering a voluntary retirement plan to staff. “We have worked incredibly hard over the past several years to ‘right size’ our organization based on revenue projections,” said Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director of national WMU. “With two difficult back-to-back downsizings […]

Wisdom-Martin elected executive director of WMU

Sandra Wisdom-Martin was unanimously elected executive director/treasurer of national Woman’s Missionary Union by its executive board during a special called meeting, July 29-30, in Birmingham, Ala. Wisdom-Martin, who has served as executive director of WMU of Texas, succeeds Wanda Lee. Lee has served as executive director of the 128-year-old missions organization for the past 16 […]

Missions in postmodern culture WMU focus

Equipping leaders, preparing children for missional living and focusing on small church ministries will be Woman’s Missionary Union priorities through 2018, WMU Executive Director Wanda S. Lee announced at the group’s 2015 board meeting. The national WMU “will focus on equipping for missional living in as many different formats and avenues as possible,” Lee said, […]

WMU focus: Annie Armstrong’s challenge

With the theme “Go Forward,” the WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting will take place June 8-9 in Baltimore. “What better place to wrap up a yearlong celebration of the 125th anniversary of WMU than the home of Annie Armstrong!” Debby Akerman, president of national WMU, said in reference to the Baltimore woman who was […]

WMU challenged to raise missions bar

Raising the bar of missions involvement was the challenge woven throughout national WMU’s board meeting at Shocco Springs Conference Center in Talladega, Ala. National WMU president Debby Akerman, a member of Ocean View Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach, S.C., said in her address, “With Jesus’ words in Mark 8:34, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple […]

New Hope Publishers launches online Bible study community

From New Hampshire to Arkansas, more than 40 women — mostly women’s ministry and small group leaders — gathered in Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 24–26, for Heart to Heart with Women in Bible Study to hear from and visit with renowned Bible study authors and gain skills and information about Bible study resources. The weekend event […]

WMU addresses exploitation, pornography

For 125 years, Woman’s Missionary Union has focused on a singular purpose of engaging churches in missions, Wanda S. Lee, executive director of national WMU, told messengers to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Houston. “Throughout our history, addressing critical needs facing each generation has also been a part of our work,” […]

Teen girls challenged to missional living at ‘Blume’

Approximately 2,350 girls in grades 7-12 and their leaders, along with some collegiate young women, gathered for ?Blume,? where they were encouraged to appreciate their spiritual and missions heritage and consider ways they could share Christ with others and live a legacy of faith in their junior high, high school and college years. Blume, a missions event for teen girls sponsored by the national WMU, took place July 13-16 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.