Adults who are personally engaged in missions activities and learning have contagious enthusiasm! They radiate joy and compassion. They invest in what they know matters most - their relationship with Christ and relationships with others. WMU offers resources to help cultivate a biblical worldview that compels Christfollowers to learn about and support missions by praying, giving and nurturing those God has called to mission service. We are here to support you whether you lead a missions small group or simply want ideas to engage the world.
what is sisters who care?
Sisters Who Care® (SWC) is part of a national organization of Baptist women, aged 18 and above, of all races, ethnic backgrounds, and classes. Our national organization is Women on Mission® which is a church-based organization that seeks to enable women to understand the call of missions, to embrace that call, then to live it out by growing spiritually toward missions lifesyle and becoming involved in mission action. Women on Mission® provides experiences for all women to come together to seek, see and celebrate what God is doing in their lives and through them in their community, association, state, nation and/or world. The beauty of Sisters Who Care/Women on Mission (WOM) is women can take advantage of resources provided by WOM to address the concerns of their communities. And the information can be customized to meet particular needs of the community. WOM makes available books, magazines, brochures, and posters to help publicize special events as well to support the ongoing work of Women on Mission and other mission organizations and women's ministries.
It is important to understand that Sisters Who Care is not a separate organization but rather an approach to understanding, embracing and living the mission of God. The term "sister" resonates in the African American community both spiritually and ethnically.
Members of Sisters Who Care are committed first and foremost to their membership in the household of faith and to the work our Lord has commissioned us to do: To " go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything [the Lord has] commanded . .." (Matt. 28:19–20). This means we will increase our knowledge and understanding of our Savior; we will support fellow believers; and we will positively influence the world for Christ.
Sisters Who Care has been an integral part of Women on Mission® and its efforts to include and encourage all women to be radically involved in the mission of God. Sisters Who Care is fully committed to the focus and over-arching mission of Women on Mission and seeks to motivate African American women to join with other Southern Baptist sisters in fulfilling the Great Commission.
HOW CAN I START OR GROW SWC IN MY CHURCH?
We are so glad that you are interested in Sisters Who Care. Your involvement in missions can make a huge difference. If your church has never had any other WMU® age-level organizations or WMU Leadership in your church please give us a call and we can advise you on what to do next to begin your new organization. If your church already has Sisters Who Care and you need either leadership training or just some advice to help your group grow, please feel free to give us a call. We have a consultant waiting to hear from you.
AFRICAN AMERICAN ADVISORY COUNCIL
Bertha Vaughns, Chair
San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Suzette Mitchell, SWC Consultant
Missions Discipleship Small Groups
WMU offers missions discipleship groups as a way to intentionally involve preschool, children, students and young adults in missions beyond Sunday School. These groups help the next generation develop and authentic faith in Christ and learn they have an active part to play in God's plan. Cultivating a heart for missions in young people brings great value to participants, families and the entire church. Take a look at the missions group available to you!
From babies to kindergarten, Mission Friends provides the building blocks of faith and basic awareness of God's love for all people.
Engage both boys and girls in missions discipleship through groups like Girls in Action, Children in Action and Royal Ambassadors, for children in grades 1–6.
For students in grades 7-12, missions groups like Acteens, Youth on Mission and Challengers provides a place for teens to connect with each other, grow in their relationship with Christ, and actively serve others through missions opportunities.
Interested in starting a missions small group at your church? Find out if you qualify for the 50% discount for your basic material today!
Learn more about how you and your church can continue to make a difference in the lives of others. Your gifts to the Texas, North American and International Missions Offerings help ministries and missionaries continue to give the hope of Christ to those in need.
To order resources for SWC/WOM please visit National WMU's web store at www.wmustore.com.
You can search their website by age-level organization or by WMU® category.
Please note that your order will be coming from National WMU® in Birmingham, Alabama.