Church Objectives and FAQs

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“A voice of one calling: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord’”—Isaiah 40:3a

WMU makes disciples of Jesus who live on mission. This statement points to the work of WMU: comprehensive missions discipleship. As we mature as Christ followers, our understanding of God’s mission expands and we grow in our desire and ability to share the gospel with all the world’s people.

WMU pursues this mandate because the gospel story and the Great Commission matter.

WMU’s objectives are the practical expressions of being involved in the mission of God. Through these objectives, WMU promotes a biblical worldview that compels people of all ages to be compassionate and active in their faith.

The objectives of WMU reflect a biblical understanding of missions and provide a holistic approach to missions awareness and participation. Content in WMU materials supports these objectives, providing a comprehensive and balanced approach to missions in the church.

Objectives of WMU

Pray for Missions

To pray for missions means to communicate with God on behalf of missions work, people involved in missions work, and people that need to know and accept God’s redeeming love.

Engage in Mission Action and Witnessing

The teaching and actions of Jesus recorded in the New Testament show us that the Christian faith is not stagnant but active and participatory. We are to share the gospel in word and deed verbally and through our actions.

Learn About Missions

Learning about missions helps believers better understand what God says about making His name known throughout the earth.

Support Missions

Christians have a part in upholding the cause of missions, maintaining missions work, and encouraging missions personnel.

Develop Spiritually Toward a Missions Lifestyle

For the believer, spiritual development involves growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ. It involves day-to-day living that applies and carries out the missions imperatives of God’s Word.

Participate in the Work of the Church and Denomination

As a missions ministry within a congregation, WMU encourages and provides opportunities for all church members and other participants to be aware of and involved in missions and cooperates with other missions ministries within the congregation to help the congregation fulfill its missions potential.

Learn more in the WMU Missions Guide for Churches available for purchase on

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