In 1888, a handful of women dedicated to the cause of missions founded Woman’s Missionary Union. Since that time, WMU has become the Protestant organization for women in the world, with membership of approximately 1 million. WMU also was first and remains the alrgest body of organized laity in the Southern Baptist Convention.

Who We Are
For more than 125 years, WMU has devoted itself to making disciples of Jesus who live on mission. We are dedicated to working with churches and believers to accomplish the mission of God.

Support Missions
Christians have a part in upholding the cause of missions, maintain mission work, and encouraging missions personnel.

For the believer, spiritual development involves growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ. It involves day-to-day living that applies and carries our the missions imperatives of God’s Word.

The women’s efforts to raise money for the two mission boards are known today as the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for the international missions and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering of North American Missions. The Christmas offering originated in 1888 and was named for Lottie Moon in 1918. The Easter offering originated in 1895 and was named for Annie Armstrong in 1934. The two offerings remained women’s offerings until 1956, when WMU agreed to promote the offerings church wide. By the end of 1998, WMU had helped lead Southern Baptists to contribute nearly $2.5 billion to the two offerings.

WMU Objectives

WMU’s organizations teach adults, teenagers, children, and preschoolers about the work of missionaries. They provide opportunities to participate in missions projects and to develop a missions lifestyle.

Every church is different. Some have children’s organization. Some begin with adult organizations. Others begin with activities, events, or projects for the entire church. The main goal is START where you are, then grow.

What Can WMU Do For My Church
At Concord, we have an adult organization, although we welcome young adults that would be interested in joining our WMU group. Our mission here at our local WMU is to make a difference and go where God leads us.

Our WMU Goal: To remember the forgotten
Just to name a few of the missions our Concord WMU have accomplished are:

These are just some of the missions we have accomplished here at Concord.

We would love to have any of our Concord ladies, young and older, come and be a part of our WMU group.

And do not forget to do good and share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:16