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.
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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
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
July 18, 2020
August 1, 2020
August 8, 2020
Dudley Shoals Baptist Church
Granite Falls, NC
Clement Baptist Church
Pine Grove Baptist Church
Workshop Sessions Offered:
Preschool | Missions Friends
Children | CA's | GA's | RA's
Youth | Acteens |Youth on Mission
Involving Younger Women in Missions
Churchwide and Associational Missions
- Preventing Leader Burnout
Exploring Your Spiritual Gifts
Idea Swap Shop
And Many More!
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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
* for the person needing encouragement,
...WMU NC is here for you.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING RESOURCES
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 email@example.com for information and help.
Training for associational WMU leaders and church WMU leaders is offered each summer.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTHER LEADERSHIP RESOURCES
Order leadership resources from the National WMU Store HERE.
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.