WMU® offers organizations and approaches, as well as ministries, that enable every member of the church to learn about missions, become involved in missions, and live a missional lifestyle. WMU offers many opportunities to fulfill the six objectives of WMU that are at the heart of missions education.
Through the organizations and approaches, adults, students, children, and preschoolers learn about the work and needs of missionaries. There are opportunities to participate personally in missions projects as well as develop a missions lifestyle—something for everyone.
Do not worry if your church is small and cannot offer all of the organizations or approaches. Offer those that meet the needs of your congregation. Many churches begin with only one children’s organization. Some begin with an adult organization. What works well in one church may not work in another. Perhaps a combination of approaches, organizations, and church-wide activities work best for your church. The important thing is that all people have the opportunity to radically participate in the mission of God.
DBA’s associational WMU is supported in part by our churches’ gifts to the Gladys Moore Missions Offering. They have consultants available to talk with your church leaders about beginning or strengthening missions involvement among all age groups of your congregation. Our office hours are 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m, Monday and Wednesday. DBA WMU WEBSITE
Consider these prayer options as you encourage your church to pray for missions: Occasionally use the prayer resource prepared for Girls in Action, Children in Action, or Acteens with adults. Use the online prayer requests for the International Missions Board, the ...read more
Our churches' generous gifts to DBA's Gladys Moore Missions Offering provide small grants for new church ministries. Complete the form below, and a DBA staff person will contact you. [To request funding for a church plant, click here]. [contact-form-7 id="2953"...read more
Publicize DBA’s Gladys Moore Missions Offering at your church. Download posters and bulletin inserts, or order printed posters, bulletin inserts and envelopes.read more
Here, Near Here, and Over There Painted Pots Purchase and paint clay pots in bright colors. Fill the pots with plants, flowers, candy, fruit, cookies, or mini loaves of bread. Give your pots to Meals on Wheels for tray decor, nursing home residents, hospital patients,...read more
Gladys Moore (1903-1995) was a Woman’s Missionary Union leader, pastor’s wife, mother, and public school teacher. She helped secure the donation of the land which is now Mt. Lebanon Baptist Encampment. She loved hosting furloughing foreign missionaries in her home and...read more