Over the years, WMU has created awareness for critical issues that impact our churches. In a world with sin, we can not ignore that the enemy finds any and all ways to sneak into our congregations.
Today, we are encouraging WMUers to sound the alarm and encourage their churches to prepare themselves against Sexual Abuse.
In partnership with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, Kentucky WMU commits to pray and encourage our missions leaders to take all pro-active measures to protect their church members. Under the leadership of our very own President, Linda Cooper, KBC's Sex Abuse Task Force worked together to develop a training resource and the Church Prepared campaign to encourage churches towards prevention, response and care training.
Linda considers this training to be "vital to our churches and to WMU leaders who work with children. "
MinistrySafe will provide a 4-hour training (free) for church staff and lay leaders regarding sexual abuse prevention, response, and care. Training will cover child sexual abuse in Christian environments, understanding offender behaviors and the grooming process, appropriate prevention and responding to allegations, as well as understanding a trauma-informed response and care for survivors.
Training Dates & Locations
9:30AM - 2:30PM | Lunch & Training Materials Provided
October 3 - Lone Oak, Paducah
October 4 - Living Hope, Bowling Green
October 5 - Buck Run, Frankfort
October 6 - Fairview, Ashland
We are asking you to do TWO things...
1) Sign-up to commit to pray and create awareness in your church
2) Encourage your church and your missions group leaders to attend a training
Have you seen a decline in your state missions offering giving? Sometimes its how we promote the offering that makes the difference. Take a look at these "5 Best Practices" and try a new way to inform your church of giving to State Missions.
Written by Darcy Jo Porter, Kentucky WMU Executive Board Member.
We need you to rally your church to pray, serve, and give! The IMB, NAMB, and Send Relief is partnering together in response to the crisis in Afghanistan. They have provided great resources to help create awareness as the situation continues to unfold. Please join us in sharing these resources with your churches. See press release below:
Afghanistan Refugee Crisis
August 27, 2021
All information, links, and resources can be found at sendrelief.org/Afghanistan.
The Taliban recently seized power of Afghanistan, storming the nation and capturing most major cities within a matter of days.
In the aftermath of the political coup, a mass exodus is taking place as Afghans try to flee the country by the thousands. Religious and ethnic minorities, along with women and girls, are the groups most in danger of Taliban violence as they try to escape.
As Afghan refugees are resettled, this crisis will impact communities all around the world. Through Send Relief and the combined resources of the IMB and NAMB, Southern Baptists are able to serve Afghan refugees wherever they are resettled.
Send Relief is strategically working with trusted ministry partners to minister to Afghan refugee families.
How Southern Baptists Can Respond:
Pray for the people of Afghanistan. Use the Send Relief prayer guide, 10 Ways to Pray for Afghan Refugees, as a tool.
Resettlement assistance is one of the most urgently needed ways churches can serve. Through Send Relief’s strategic relationship with World Relief, churches can help meet the tangible needs of Afghan refugees with gospel intention.
On September 10, Send Relief is hosting a Care for Refugees Workshop at its Ministry Center in Clarkston, Georgia, where you can learn practical ways to mobilize your church to meet the needs of refugees and internationals as they transition to a new home. You can attend this workshop in person or online.
Register for both of these opportunities at sendrelief.org/Afghanistan.
Gifts to the Afghanistan Refugee Crisis Fund will support churches and refugee ministries in the United States and around the world as they care for resettled Afghan refugees.
Send Relief is working with its trusted partners to implement ministry projects. That work will expand as locations and additional needs become known.
We regret to inform you that in light of the updates of the COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Kentucky WMU Annual Meeting. Hear from our Executive Director-Treasurer, Liz Encinia, regarding the decision.
Gather up your friends and join us at the 2020 KY WMU Annual Meeting and Missions Celebration in Richmond, KY.
We will hear powerful testimonies from Nik & Ruth Ripken, Andrew Mann, and Kay Bennett; and challenged to live "All In" by Dr. Todd Gray, KBC Executive Director-Treasurer. Worship will be led once again, by Justin and Hollye Hornsby.
You will experience the Marketplace filled with ministry exhibitors, WorldCrafts Store, Kingdom Growers Cafe, and hands-on ministry. In addition, you will have the opportunity to "Adopt-A-Missionary", participate in our prayer experience, and celebrate Acteens 50th birthday!
First Baptist Church Richmond
$15 early bird-online registration
$20 at the door
To learn more, or to register > click here.
Just a few tips, ideas, and news from the Kentucky WMU staff.