A new church year is about to start! Families will return from vacation and schools will welcome students back from the summer break. The start of a new school year brings a new year for missions emphasis in your church!
Kentucky WMU challenges WMU leaders to Excel – to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God as we learn, pray, give, go and send! Prepare for the new year in WMU by attending one of our three Excel conferences. Choose the date and/or location that works best for you!
2016 dates and locations:
– July 23, Reidland Baptist Church, Paducah
– August 20, Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Independence
– September 10, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Louisville
At each Excel we will introduce the new 2016-18 WMU emphasis, By All Means. There will be conferences for age-level organization leaders as well as WMU directors and other churchwide officers. We will also offer a variety of special interest conferences in the afternoon. Some will be an hour long, and others will be short 25 minute rotations. During the two hours in the afternoon, you can mix and match according to your interests.
Please register by the deadline of the Excel event you plan to attend to ensure that we have materials ready for you! Participants will receive a WMU Year Book and lunch in addition to conference handouts.
As you come to Excel, the new theme challenges us as Christ followers to seek new opportunities to show Christ’s love to the lost. What are we determined to do for the Kingdom “By All Means”? The Setting Goals article in the new WMU Year Book asks some probing questions:
Am I willing to spend time planning and conducting a missions event for children?
Am I willing to teach children weekly to be involved in missions?
Am I willing to spend time each day in prayer for missionaries?
Am I willing to give above the tithe for missions offerings?
Am I willing to serve in the “Samaria” of my community?
Am I willing to befriend people from other nations?
These and other questions make us think. Will By All Means simply be a slogan or will it be a heartfelt commitment? Join us at Excel, confirm your commitment, and get inspired for a new year of missions!
Registration is open and available online!