Baptist Nursing Fellowship
The Baptist Nursing Fellowship is an organization that encourages nurses to become involved in mission service, both locally and internationally. It assists with special training, disaster relief projects, and local health-case ministries in addition to providing support through fellowship with Christian nurses.
For more information call Baptist Nursing Fellowship at (205) 991-4091 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Women’s Job Corps
Christian Women’s Job Corps is a job-readiness and life-skills program that brings hope, dignity, and a brighter future to women who might otherwise remain trapped in poverty and despair.
CWJC combines job training, mentoring, networking, an Bible study to help women develop skills and self-confidence in a supportive Christian environment.
Christian Men’s Job Corps
The purpose of the Christian Men’s Job Corps is to provide a Christian context in which men are equipped for life and employment. There are many ways you can be involved in this new ministry.
FamilyFEST / MissionsFEST
FamilyFEST and MissionsFEST are prepackaged missions experiences that provide volunteers an opportunity to partner with Christians from around the country, using their individual gifts and abilities to reach out and minister to others in Christ’s name.
Click here to see opportunities for FamilyFEST and MissionsFEST.
The issues of poverty, war, sex trafficking, and discrimination worldwide can seem overwhelming. International Initiatives addresses issues faced by women and children around the world by helping you change people’s lives, one at a time.
You can be a part of the solution by serving on a missions team, giving to the International Initiatives Fund, providing clean water through Pure Water, Pure Love, or providing income and open doors for Christian witness through WorldCrafts.
Click here to learn about current International Initiatives trips and projects that you can be a part of.
Literacy Missions Ministries
Involving Tennessee Baptist churches, associations, and others who desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with internationals who need to speak English, adults who need to improve their reading skills, and school –aged children and youth who need help with school work, through these ministries:
- English as a Second Language (ESL) – This ministry involves teaching foreign-born adults currently residing in Tennessee who want to learn conversational English
- Adult Reading and Writing (ARW) – This ministry involves tutoring adults who are either illiterate, functioning non-readers, or those who are seeking to pass the “General Educational Development” (GED) test.
- Tutoring Children and Youth (TCY) – This ministry involves tutoring children and/or youth needing help with their schoolwork to enable them to succeed at and remain in school until they graduate.
For more information on starting a ministry in your church, or about training workshops, please contact: Kendall Shirey, (615) 371-2039.
Pure Water, Pure Love
Pure Water, Pure Love is a ministry that began in response to a simple truth: missionaries need to be healthy to do their work, and good health requires pure drinking water. The project seeks donations to provide high-tech water purification units for missionaries working in some of the most remote and disease-ridden areas of the world.
For more information, call Pure Water, Pure Love at (205) 991-8100 or email email@example.com.
Project HELP: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
During the years 2014-2016, we will explore Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a diagnosable mental disorder as classified by the DSM-V. Each age-level organization will receive appropriate audience content in their materials.
WorldCraftsSM and its local partners develop fair-trade businesses that provide sustainable income and offer eternal hope for impoverished people throughout the world.
To learn more about WorldCrafts, visit www.worldcrafts.org.
Tennessee Missionary Parents Fellowship
The Tennessee Missionary Parents Fellowship provides a network for parents of International Mission Board missionaries for the purpose of fellowship, encouragement and support. Are you or someone you know a missionary parent or relative? Parents, grandparents, relatives, and yes siblings… are welcome! Come be a part of this group that prays together, shares, and encourages each other. For more information e-mail Vickie Anderson.
Former Missionary Fellowships
East Tennessee Missionary Fellowship meets the first Thursday of March, June, September, and Thursday before Thanksgiving at Central Baptist Church Bearden, Knoxville. Contact Joyce Wyatt for more information.
Middle Tennessee Missionary Fellowship meets twice annually in Spring and Fall. Contact Joe Bruce for more information.
For Missionary Kids or Third Culture Kids attending college in TN, whose parents are currently serving with the International Mission Board, TN WMU assigns one or two Tennessee Baptist associational WMU teams to encourage, support and nurture the MKs. In order to be included, missionary parents must notify TN WMU that their MK is attending college in TN and would like to be assigned. To find out which MK has been assigned to your association, contact your associational office, your Associational WMU Director or Vickie Anderson (615) 371-7918.
Starting a New Missions Organization?
If your church is interested in or about to start a new WMU age-level organization(s)*, we may be able to help you obtain discounted materials. Before you order anything from National WMU, contact your Associational WMU Director or Kendall Shirey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 371-2039 for more information and to find out if you qualify.
*WMU and age-level organizations are defined to be new organizations when the church has not ordered the base curriculum for that organization in the past 24 months.