WMU missions celebration examines the ‘joy’ of missions

Sharing that WMU has a treasured artifact that went to the moon and back, Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director-treasurer of national WMU, told her listeners how astronaut Charlie Duke, the youngest man to ever step on the moon, carried an emblem of the WMU pin to the moon and back in 1972. Also among the artifacts […]

South Carolina women ‘Go Experience’ sharing gospel, partnering with IMB

Rwanda? Kenya? No trip sounded right. So Katie kept searching for the perfect short-term mission trip on the International Mission Board’s Go Experience website. Her women-only team from First Baptist Church, Honea Path (S.C.), wanted a place where they could use their gifts and maybe look into a partnership. After some prayer, Katie and co-leader Jaclyn […]

WMU Missions Celebration brings ‘Joy’ to Indy

Gather your friends and race to Indianapolis this June for the WMU Missions Celebration just prior to the SBC Annual Meeting. This year’s WMU gathering will be in the Indiana Convention Center in the 500 Ballroom on Sunday, June 9, beginning at 12:00 p.m. “Join us and discover ways God is at work in our […]

Stories of faithfulness highlight WMU board meeting

From Alaska to Maine, nearly 200 missions leaders from across the country gathered on Missionary Ridge in Birmingham for WMU’s January board meeting, Jan. 6-8. Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director of national WMU, said often when you hear mission speakers, they tell you inspirational story after story of amazing ways they’ve seen God at work in […]

How does Janie Chapman Offering make a difference?

In 1902, Janie Chapman became the first South Carolina Woman’s Missionary Union president, and she served for 22 years. She was said to be disciplined with inner strength and a gentle spirit. She glorified the Lord in her work. The Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions was started and continues to be the driving force […]

WMU’s ‘Because of Hope’ shares stories from 50 SBC leaders

Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director-treasurer for the national Woman’s Missionary Union, hopes the organization’s new book, “Because of Hope: Reflections of Faith,” will help Southern Baptists find hope in the midst of despair. The book was produced as a way to emphasize WMU’s theme for their curriculum in the years 2022-2024, which is hope in Christ. […]

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 […]

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 […]