Please join us at the WMU NC office for quarterly leadership luncheons. 

CLICK HERE for more information.



Please join us at the WMU NC office for quarterly leadership luncheons. 

CLICK HERE for more information.



Save the date for next year's summer leadership training conference!




Save the date for next year's summer leadership training conference!



Our Leadership ​Luncheons aim to encourage, inspire, and renew leaders. It’s a time for fellowship and networking with other leaders and it's an opportunity to grow in your own leadership skills. ​Each luncheon will feature a guest speaker, aimed at a leadership topic of interest, a time of prayer and fellowship, and time for lunch.

Join Us Via ZOOM...

For more information, call Amanda Martinsen at 919-882-2344 ext. 208

or email amartinsen@wmunc.org.

​A registration cost of $15.00 includes lunch and all workshop materials. Luncheons are hosted in the WMU NC office conference room at 11:30 am,

1200 Front St. Suite 110

Raleigh, NC.

What is Abound?

WMU NC is committed to helping leaders feel equipped to lead.


Abound is our annual WMU leadership training, hosted each summer across the state.  It is a day focused on encouraging and equipping leaders to live out their specific ministry callings within their churches and communities. At Abound, leaders will hear from keynote speakers, participate in a wide variety of breakout sessions centered around age-level mission groups and spiritual development, and connect with other leaders that share their same passion for missions.

Abound offers a time for leaders to network and fellowship with one another, gather fresh, new ideas, and receive the latest leadership resources from WMU.


Join us at any of the training locations below for a day of encouragement and strengthening your leadership skills.

What to Expect at Abound


Summer 2020 Leadership Training Dates

*Due to Covid-19, we are exploring our options for training this summer.  Updates will be posted here, on our FB account, Instagram and in our eNews. Be sure you are connected to stay up to date.

July 18, 2020

August 1, 2020

August 8, 2020

Dudley Shoals Baptist Church

Granite Falls, NC

Clement Baptist Church

Autryville, NC

Pine Grove Baptist Church

Franklin, NC

Workshop Sessions Offered:

  • Preschool | Missions Friends

  • Children | CA's | GA's | RA's

  • Youth | Acteens |Youth on Mission

  • Involving Younger Women in Missions

  • Adult Missions

  • Churchwide and Associational Missions

  • Prayer

  • Preventing Leader Burnout
  • Exploring Your Spiritual Gifts

  • Reaching Refugees

  • Idea Swap Shop

  • And Many More!

National WMU has a new online, on-demand training!

Click Here for the flyer to learn more and how to get started!

National WMU offers several events for training various audiences within WMU.  

If would like more information on any of these events, visit the website of 

National WMU or call them at 205.991.8100. 


WMU NC offers training for everyone:

   * for the beginner to someone with a few seasons of leadership

     under his or her belt

   * for the person changing what age level he or she works with

   * for the person who is seeking new ideas

   * for the person desiring to connect with others working with similar

     ages/missions focus  

   * for the person needing encouragement,

                                                                        ...WMU NC is here for you.


Most associations provide training sessions in the late summer or early fall.  Contact your Association office for more information. Association WMU leadership teams are also available to consult and train throughout the year.

Training is also offered at the statewide Missions Extravaganza in the spring of each year.

Training by request: Contact Amanda Martinsen- Leadership Development Consultant at

(919) 882-2344 ext. 208 or amartinsen@wmunc.org for information and help.


Training for associational WMU leaders and church WMU leaders is offered each summer.

CLICK HERE for more information.


Association WMU Directors and church WMU Directors please tell us who is on your leadership team! This enables us to share ministry and event information with your leaders and send them a free Tar Heel Talk magazine three times a year.

Has your church not had a WMU organization within the past two years? Is you church interested in starting a new WMU missions group or organization? Email Amanda Martinsen for information about discounted materials, amartinsen@wmunc.org.


Order leadership resources from the National WMU Store HERE.

Seminary Scholarship

The Edna R. Harris Memorial Scholarship is limited to women who have completed a Bachelor’s level of formal education and who are or will be enrolled in an accredited seminary/divinity school. LEARN MORE HERE.

Physical Address

1200 Front St. Suite 110

Raleigh, NC 27609

     866.210.8602     919.882.2344

fax 919.882.2349

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday- Closed

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Mailing Address

PO Box 18309

Raleigh, NC 27619-8309