Director: April Burgess
Woman's Missionary Union was established in 1888, with it's home office in Birmingham, Ala. It is an auxiliary of the Southern Baptist Convention. In 1912, one year after Earle's Grove Baptist Church was established, a WMU was organized. WMU seeks to equip adults, youth, children and preschoolers with missions education to become radically involved in mission work for God. WMU is a nonprofit organization that offers missions resources including conferences, ministry ideas and models, volunteer opportunities, curriculum for age-level organizations, leadership training, books and more. The program is still very active today and has a place for everyone of all ages.
Leader: Becky Macijewski
Girls in Action (GAs) is a missions organization for girls in grades 1 thru 6. In GA meetings, girls learn all about missionaries and what they do.
They pray for missionaries and their work and learn how to help other people. They study about people around the world and do projects to earn money to support these missionaries so they can tell others about Jesus.
GA Motto: "Go Forward!"
GA Pledge: "As a GA, I will do my best to live a missions lifestyle that honors God by learning about missions, praying for missions, giving to missions, doing missions and participating in the work of the church."
GA Scripture Verse: "Give thanks to the Lord. Worship him. Tell the nations what he has done. Announce how honored he is" (Isaiah 12:4 NIrV).
GA Lifestyle Verse: "The Lord has shown you what is good. He has told you what he requires of you. You must treat people fairly. You must love others faithfully. And you must be very careful to live the way your God wants you to" (Micah 6:8 NIrV).
For more information on Girls in Action visit the website: www.gapassport.com
Mission Friends meets on regular missions night which is Wednesday after the first Sunday of each month. It is the church missions organization of WMU for preschoolers ages birth through kindergarten. The primary objective of Mission Friends is to provide a strong foundation for preschoolers in a Christian and missions lifestyle.
"Mission Friends provides developmentally appropriate missions learning experiences to help preschoolers move from a self-centered focus to a focus on others, to become aware that not everyone knows about God's love, and to understand ways they can help others know about this good news! Preschoolers are involved in learning, praying, giving, and doing missions. Preschoolers learn of missions work in North America and throughout the world. Each month, preschoolers learn about a missionary in a different place.
Other Mission Friends activities are: Hands-on projects, sensory activities, Bible thoughts, cultural learning activities, and mission stories."
To learn more, please visit www.missionfriends.com
The Brotherhood is made up of adult men who meet on regular missions night, which is the first Wednesday night following the first Sunday of each month. It's purpose is to build up the body of Christ by strengthening men through fellowship, missions, devotions and prayer. The group takes on several projects each year to help the elderly and families in need.
Royal Ambassadors (RAs) is a program for boys in grades 1 through 6. The purpose of the program is to teach them about all levels of missions, (local, state, national and international) and to lead them to know Jesus Christ as their personal savior.
RAs is divided into two groups: LADs – grades 1-3 and CRUSADERS-grades 4-6.
RAs Pledge: "I will do my best to become a well informed, responsible follower of Christ; to have a Christ-like concern for all people; to learn how the message of Christ is carried around the world; to work with others in sharing Christ, and to keep myself clean & healthy in mind and body."
RAs meet on regular missions night which is the first Wednesday evening after the first Sunday of each month.