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Ministry Description

The Women’s Ministry at Woodland Baptist Church is for all women – no matter your age, background or life stage. We want to meet ladies right where they are and come along side them – encouraging, supporting, praying and equipping them in their journey with God. We want to grow our faith and demonstrate His love and grace through our lives and relationships. We want deeper, Christ-centered relationships with each other through women’s small groups, prayer meetings, fellowships and mentoring.  We want to encourage and equip women to faithfully and fully use their God-given gifts to glorify God.  As we worship and serve the Lord together, we want every woman to feel loved and accepted for who she is in Christ so that she is transformed and empowered to live out Christ’s love and grace.
 
 
The Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) was founded in 1888 to help spread the Gospel through mission work. The main purpose of WMU is to educate and involve preschoolers, children, students, and adults in the cause of Christian missions.
 

 

Objectives of WMU

 

 

1. Pray for Missions:
To pray for missions means to communicate with God on behalf of missions work, people involved in missions work, and people that need to know and accept God’s redeeming love.
 
2. Engage in Mission Action and Witnessing:
The teaching and actions of Jesus recorded in the New Testament show us that the Christian faith is not stagnant but active and participatory. We are to share the gospel in word and deed verbally and through our actions.
 
3. Learn About Missions:
Learning about missions helps believers better understand what God says about making His name known throughout the earth.
 
4. Support Missions:
Christians have a part in upholding the cause of missions, maintaining missions work, and encouraging missions personnel.
 
5. Develop Spiritually Toward a Missions Lifestyle:
For the believer, spiritual development involves growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ. It involves day-to-day living that applies and carries out the missions imperatives of God’s Word.
 
6. Participate in the Work of the Church and Denomination:
As a missions ministry within a congregation, WMU encourages and provides opportunities for all church members and other participants to be aware of and involved in missions and cooperates with other missions ministries within the congregation to help the congregation fulfill its missions potential.
 
*Our WMU participants meet once a month to discuss a mission study that they have been working on. Please see our calendar to attend the next meeting.