Tennessee WMU offers and promotes many ways for individuals, churches, and associations to participate in ministries with local, state, national, and global influence. The following information showcases a few of those ministry avenues. Check back for a list of ministry sites across the state where your church can serve or partner with to share Christ. If you have any questions, contact Jacki Holleman.
Christian Women’s Job Corp / Christian Men’s Job Corp
CWJC/CMJC is a ministry of National Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU). Through CWJC/CMJC you can be part of a ministry that changes lives through Bible Study, Job Skills Training, Life Skills and Mentorship/Discipleship.
Tennessee WMU has 21 CWJC/CMJC sites across Tennessee from Bartlett to Morristown. In 2020, these sites reported having 425 men and women participate in their programs and hearing the gospel, with 22 participants accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Click the link below for a current list of sites with ministry needs and opportunities. To learn more about being involved, contact Janice Carter, Tennessee WMU CWJC/CMJC State Coordinator.
New Hope / Trauma Healing Bible Storying
Tennessee WMU is offering training for people to become equipped to lead a small group Bible study using New Hope Bible Storying. This unique Bible study approach includes 7 sessions in a small group format where participants learn about wholeness and healing through specific Bible stories. It seeks to help those who have been through trauma share their own stories in a safe environment where healing can occur. For more information on New Hope Bible Storying visit the link below.
If you are interested in being trained to lead small group, contact Kim Cruse, TN WMU Missions Discipleship Specialist.
Missionary Houses in Mt. Juliet
The Tennessee Baptist Mission Board has two missionary homes in Mt. Juliet that provide much-needed rest for missionaries on stateside assignment – the Tennessee WMU Missionary House (Mary’s House) and the Missions Mobilization Center (MMC) Missions House. Tennessee WMU takes care of reservations and hosting the missionary families for both houses. Donated gift cards are used to stock pantry staples and other household items; if your group would like to donate Kroger, Target or Walmart gift cards for this ministry opportunity, please mail them to Tennessee WMU, PO Box 682789, Franklin, TN 37068.
Encouraging Collegiate MKs/TCKs
Each year Tennessee WMU assigns a Missionary Kid/Third Culture Kid who is attending college in Tennessee to every association so churches can encourage and support them. To find out the MK/TCK who has been assigned to your church, contact your association office, the association WMU director, or Kim Cruse, TN WMU Missions Discipleship Specialist.
Snacks for Tennessee BCMs
Tennessee WMU is partnering with BCM to collect snack foods to help reach students. BCMs can use bottled water, Pop-Tarts, granola bars, and other individual serving snacks for everyday ministry and evangelistic outreach to students. Walmart gift cards can also be donated to help give BCMs flexibility on purchasing specific items when needed.
Visit the link below for more information on locating and contacting your local BCM.
National WMU Compassion Ministries
Find out about National WMU ministries like WorldCrafts, Pure Water Pure Love, Project HELP: Refugees, and Christmas in August.
TBMB Compassion Ministries
Find out about Tennessee Baptist Mission Board ministries like Christmas Backpacks, Literacy Missions, Restorative Justice, Refugee Ministry, Food Pantry, etc.
Denver Prayer Advocacy Partnership
Tennessee WMU began a prayer advocacy partnership with Send Denver (see button link below) in 2014 with a desire to engage Tennessee Baptists in prayer for Denver. This has primarily been done by recruiting prayer partners, sending prayer walking teams to Denver, and hosting video conference meetings to hear from and pray for church planters.
In 2022, Tennessee WMU will send at least two more mission teams to Denver. Tennessee WMU also hosts a monthly 30-minute video conference called Great Commission Conversation: Denver to hear from and prayer for a church planter. Click here for calendar event dates.
To learn more about being involved, contact Vickie Anderson.
Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes
Tennessee WMU partners with the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes by promoting their Amazon wish list. The have created an Amazon Wish List of items to use in their residential campuses or foster homes to help provide for the basic daily needs for the children in their care. TBCH does not receive any government funds so providing these much-needed items will allow other funds to be used for welcoming children in hard places with the love of Christ. For more information about TBCH, visit the link below.
Click here to purchase items from the wish list on Amazon. When asked to choose a shipping address, click on TBCH – State Office’s Gift Registry Address.