WMU Can Assist You
WMU assists ethnic congregations to develop culturally-relevant missions education. This is accomplished by developing leaders, customizing missions resources, providing missions opportunities, and networking.
The Missions Plan Book, created by national WMU, is a tool containing twelve months of missions education material in Basic English. It has Bible studies, prayer helps, ministry ideas, and stories of missionaries. To purchase a copy, go to www.wmustore.com.
Prayer guides and posters are also available in various languages for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® for International Missions in December, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering ® for North American Missions in March, and the Margaret Lackey State Missions Offering in September.
Multicultural Leaders and You
The challenge of so many ethnic groups coming to the US has presented us with a myriad of opportunities. Many of those who come are already devoted Christians. Language churches have suddenly appeared in even the smallest of towns in the US. The question is: How do we minister alongside them? Before you reach out, be sure to pray and ask God to open the door. Also realize that reaching out to a language church is a commitment of time, resources, and personnel. Get to know the pastor of the language church. Find out what the church is already doing in missions. Share worship and fellowship experiences. Include language church representation on your associational leadership team.
For more information please contact
Maria Teel, MS WMU/WM at 601-292-3201