Woman’s Missionary Union
The purpose of Kansas-Nebraska Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) is to promote and support Christian missions through the organizations and ministries of WMU, SBC in the churches and missions of the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists. Kansas-Nebraska WMU is an organization within the Women’s Leadership department of the KNCSB. The KNCSB constitution grants the KN WMU the right to plan its own work, elect its own officers, and write its own guidelines and operating procedures as long as they are in agreement with those of the convention.
WMU has six areas of missions focus:
- Pray for Missions.
- Engage in Mission Action and Witnessing.
- Learn about Missions.
- Develop Spiritually Toward a Missions Lifestyle.
- Participate in the Work of the Church and Denomination.
WMU has many options for incorporating missions awareness and involvement in the church:
- Ongoing missions education and activity groups for one age level.
- Ongoing missions experiences for all age levels.
- Churchwide missions activities, family missions, and age level missions organizations as follows:
Mission Friends is the WMU organization for preschoolers, aged birth through pre-first. In Mission Friends, preschoolers begin to understand the missions concepts of praying, giving, and doing missions, and that everyone in the world needs to know about God’s love.
Mission Friends classes usually meet while adults are involved in their missions groups or other regular activities of the church.
Mission Friends can also serve as an entry point to missions, or to Christ, for parents. Leaders can help parents learn about the missionaries and missions areas their preschoolers are learning about. Leaders can also provide suggestions for activities to reinforce missions learning in the home.
Missions education is essential for parents and churches that want to raise Christlike children. Children are naturally eager to learn about God.
GA is the WMU organization for girls in grades 1-6. GA helps girls to develop spiritually as they learn the biblical basis of missions and discover their part in God’s plan.
Children in Action (CiA) is the WMU organization for children in grades 1-6. CiA helps children to grow in their spiritual development as they learn the biblical basis of missions and discover their part in God’s plan.
Acteens is the WMU organization for girls in grades 7-12. Acteens serves to grow a students’ commitment to Christ, passion for missions, and desire to impact God’s world.
Youth on Mission is the WMU organization for students in grades 7-12. Youth on Mission serves to grow a students’ commitment to Christ, passion for missions, and desire to impact God’s world.
Missions Interchange is the WMU approach for involving undergraduate collegiate women in missions. Collegiate women are involved in missions as they experience missions, understand missions, live missions, and support missions. These four areas provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to missions awareness and participation that leads to a biblical worldview. Missions Interchange is a campus-based component, relating to the Baptist Campus Ministry if one exists.
myMISSION is WMU’s approach for young women in their twenties and thirties and is accessible via the Internet. Through myMISSION, young women will discover opportunities to engage in missions with their peers. They will delve more deeply into the biblical basis of missions and be able to dialogue about what they are learning. myMISSION can be individual participation or with others.
Women on Mission is the WMU organization for adult women. Women on Mission enables women to recognize their status in Christ, fulfill Christ’s missions purpose in their lives, individually and corporately affirm God’s call, understand the local and global perspectives of the gospel, and commit to a missions lifestyle.
Adults on Mission is the WMU organization for women and men. Its purpose is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world.
WMU, SBC offers a variety of missions opportunities through its ministries: Baptist Nursing Fellowship, Christian Women’s Job Corps/Christian Men’s Job Corp, MissionsFEST/FamilyFEST, Missionary Housing, International Initiatives, Project HELP, Pure Water Pure Love, Volunteer Connection, and WorldCrafts.
Visit the national WMU Website.