2017 WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting

Defining moments

Defining Moments

In times of reflection, they come to mind . . .  those defining moments when you sensed God at work in your life. A decision, a marriage, a birth or death . . . in good times and challenging ones, God is conforming us to the image of Christ. Hear from missionaries and others as they share of God’s faithfulness and consider your own defining moments that have uniquely equipped you to serve others and share Christ.

Save the date for an amazing celebration of what God is doing around the world through missions! Come early to the SBC Annual Meeting in Phoenix and join us for the WMU Missions Celebration!



June 11–12, 2017



Renaissance Phoenix Hotel 

100 N. 1st Street

Phoenix, Arizona

What's in store:

  • Hear inspiring stories from missionaries serving both in the US and internationally
  • Help celebrate 20 years of changed lives through Christian Women's Job Corps
  • Learn more about holistic discipleship 


Schedule at a Glance:

Sunday, June 11

  • 2:00 p.m.—Registration opens
  • 3:00-4:45 p.m.—Pre-session speed conferences; bookstore; displays
  • 4:45-6:00 p.m.—Reception to meet Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director of national WMU
  • 7:00–8:30 p.m.—General session

Monday, June 12

  • 8:30 a.m.—Registration opens
  • 9:00-10:30 a.m.—General session
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—Breakout sessions
  • 12:00–2:00 p.m.—Lunch on your own
  • 2:00-3:30 p.m.—General session
  • 4:00-5:00—Breakout sessions
  • 5:00 p.m.—Dinner on your own
  • 6:30–8:30 p.m.—Special pre-screening of Mully


The event is free, and everyone is welcome! For more details, including descriptions of general sessions and conferences, please download the complete program.

Free registration is available onsite.

For housing information in Phoenix, visit the SBC Annual Meeting website.

Meet the Missionaries

Jacob and Jessica Dahl, Church Planters in Ellensburg, Washington (NAMB)
Kelly and Brandi Parrish, Church Planters in Denver, Colorado (NAMB)

Ross and Dena Frierson, IMB

Program Leaders

Edgar Aponte
​President of mobilization, IMB

Carlos Ferrer
​Executive vice president and chief financial officer, NAMB

Jacob and Jessica Dahl
​Church Planters in Ellensburg, Washington (NAMB)

Cheryl Derbyshire
​Managing director of Thai Country Trim

Gordon Fort
​Senior ambassador for the president of IMB

Ross and Dena Frierson
​IMB missionaries

Teresa Harmening
Worship Leader ​

Charles and Esther Mulli
Founder of Mully Children’s Family group of Homes and Schools ​

Kelly and Brandi Parrish
​Church Planters in Denver, Colorado (NAMB)

Ken Weathersby
​Vice president for convention advancement, SBC

Linda Cooper
​President of national WMU

Sandy Wisdom-Martin
Executive director of national WMU


Start making your plans now. We look forward to seeing you this summer in Phoenix!

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