Presentation on theme: "“REACHINGTHE MASSES” Rev. Linda Inman Dr. Sherri Arnold-Graham"— Presentation transcript:
1WOMAN’S BAPTIST HOME AND FOREIGN MISSIONARY CONVENTION OF NORTH CAROLINA “REACHINGTHE MASSES”Rev. Linda Inman Dr. Sherri Arnold-GrahamPresident- WBHFMC Executive Secretary Treasurer
2The name of this organization shall be : The Woman’s Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of North CarolinaAuxiliary to the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Incorporated.Motto: Christ in Every Home
3Our Insignia1946/1947 insignia was designed by the late Dr. Ellen Alston (Former Executive Secretary-Treasurer) 1981 explanation of insignia adopted:
4Insignia Further Explained Equilateral triangle (Trinity: God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each being equal in the Godhead, thus reminding us of the author and foundation of mission through missions and our power for helping to extend the Kingdom)The equilateral triangle also points us toward being witnesses of and to that work through missions (preaching, teaching, healing, and serving).The convention's name, a cross, the convention's official beginning year, motto, and a globeAt the apex of triangle, is the Cross with a sunburst effect suggesting the illuminating work of Christ and its far penetrating effects.
5The Purpose or Reason for the Woman’s Convention to organize and improve missionary circles: senior, young adult, and youth departments in Baptist churches of North Carolina;to promote a broader spirit of missionary endeavor; to encourage the study of the Bible and other missionary books in order to awaken a greater interest in missionary work;to support missionaries on the State and Foreign Field; to support Christian education... Andto cooperate with the General Baptist State Convention. (See the Bylaws of the Woman's Convention.)
6HistoryThe Woman’s Convention was organized to help strengthen the missionary work of the local church by helping to build better and stronger missionary circles where they did not exist.One of the aims of the Woman’s Convention is to have a missionary circle in every Baptist Church in North Carolina.
7Structure--Church Circles Senior Departments Young Adult Departments Youth DepartmentsCounty/City Unions Senior departments Young Adult Departments Youth Departments Auxiliaries (Associational) Senior departments Young Adult Departments Youth DepartmentsDistrict Conferences (Missionary) Senior departments Young Adult Departments Youth Departments
8Motto: Christ In Every Home Vision Statement: To have an inspired body of believers faithfully serving and sharing the mission of the Convention. Mission Statement: To exalt Christ as we extend His Gospel globally to men, women, and youth through educating, equipping, giving, serving, and witnessing with the transforming love of Christ. Core Values: Accessibility, Accountability, Credibility, Inclusiveness, Integrity, and LoveMotto: Christ In Every HomeTheme: Reaching the Masses - Matthew 28:19-20
10Objectives Shaw University and Shaw Divinity School, located ObjectivesShaw University and Shaw Divinity School, locatedin Raleigh, North Carolina, is an institution for thetraining and development of Christian Leadersand highest level of educational training withreligious emphasis.Foreign Missions support salaries of missionaries,build and support schools, clinics, and helps toevangelize the world. This is done mainlythrough the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign MissionConvention with headquarters in Washington D.C.
11ObjectivesState Missions encompasses the internal and external expense of the Woman’s Convention including salaries, operational expenses, publications, and conventional ministries. Central Children’s Home, located in Oxford, North Carolina, provides a home for needy children in an atmosphere of love. J.J. Johnson Baptist Assembly located in Laurel Hill, North Carolina, and serves as a retreat area for our Baptist Family to hold workshops, camps, conferences, picnics, and retreats. Sixty two acres of land in Scotland County.
12SUPPORT THE CONVENTION Monies for the work of our Woman's Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of North Carolina come from local church circles, county unions, associations, women's auxiliaries, district conferences, institutes and/or workshops, interested groups and individuals.
13Financial SupportWe welcome your checks or money orders to be made payable to: The Woman's Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention or the Woman's Baptist State Convention. Please also send with your contributions the appropriate financial blank of WBH & FMC so that each department can receive proper credit.The Address is:Dr. Sherri Arnold-Graham, The Executive Secretary-TreasurerWoman's Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention603 S. Wilmington St.Raleigh, North Carolina 27601Phone #:
15MISSION – MISSIONS – MISSION-IN-ACTION MATTHEW 28:18-20WHAT IS OUR MISSION? - “REACHING THE MASSES” THROUGH OUR SERVICE, WITNESS AND FINANCIAL GIVING TO STATE AND FOREIGN MISSIONSWHAT DO WE MEAN BY MISSIONS? - THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CONVENTION THAT ARE BORN FROM GOD'S MISSION TO THE WORLD. 1WHAT IS MISSION-IN-ACTION? – GOING INTO ALL THE WORLD TO BEAR WITNESS TO THE TRANSFORMING LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST.David Emmanuel Goatley, Missions is Essential, Lott Carey 2011.
16WHAT ARE WE DOING FOR THE CAUSE OF MISSIONS? Your Financial Support Helps to:Build over 1900 housing solutions in Haiti for the Survivors of Hurricane KatrinaOver 10,000 families in the Gulf Coast region raise after the devastation of HurricaneProvide assistance to Women, Men, and Children affected by HIV-Aids around the world.Build medical Clinics in undeveloped countriesProvide physical and emotional, and spiritual needs for the children at our Central Children's Home in Oxford North CarolinaProvides Scholarships for students attending SHAW University and Shaw Divinity School.Generous Donations of 2,350 pairs of blue jeans to serve the homeless, underprivileged, impoverished youth and victims of domestic Violence and sexual assault.LET US CONTINUE TO REACH THE MASSESLIFTING UP THE NAME OF JESUS!!!
17Sessions of Prayer January (State Missions) February (National Missions)April (Foreign Missions)June (Missions Prayer Day-County-Wide)August (Family)October(Shaw University/Shaw Divinity School)
18Young Adult Department The Young Adult Missionary Department is composed of men and women ages 21 through 40 years of age.The department was organized in 1964 to encourage more involvement and Christian witnessing within this age group. The department serves as a “bridge” between the Senior and Youth Departments. Use of individuals and their talents in this age group can strengthen all areas of the church.The primary purposes of the Young Adult Department are:To stimulate a true missionary spirit of this age group and to awaken a deeper interest in the work of home and foreign missions.To strengthen the missionary circle in the Baptist church, which bridges the gap between the youth department and the senior department.To help support the financial objectives of the Woman’s Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of North Carolina and to cooperate with its program.
19Young Adult Department The department meets in their own session at the One Day Session, the Statewide Leaders Workshop, the Annual Session and the Family Missions Conference. They also hold a Young Adult Retreat the first Saturday in June. This is a time when Young Adults can come together to fellowship, receive training, deepen their own spiritual understanding and insight into God’s will and share ideas that will help other young adults. The Young Adult Director and Associate Director are elected by the Woman’s State Convention. The Director has general oversight of the Young Adult Department and is responsible to the Woman’s Convention for the advancement and operation of the Young Adult Department. Officers consist of President, four Vice Presidents, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Worship Chairperson, Choir Director, Assistant Choir Director, Pianist, and Historian.
20Youth DepartmentYouth Department consists of a Supervisor, an Associate Supervisor, twelve (12) advisors, local supervisors, and youth officers as stated in theBy-Laws of the Youth Department.Youth officers for the state department usually serve in a learning position. They only work when the State Convention is in session, unless otherwise directed by the Woman’s Convention through the State Youth Supervisor.
21GROUPING THE YOUTH The Cradle Roll Birth to 3 years Eager Seekers 4 through 8 yearsCalvary Climbers 9 through 12 yearsYouth in Action 13 through 15 yearsYouth Messengers 16 through 20 yearsAll groups will be composed of both boys and girls, young men and young women.Adults in charge of each group are known as “Leaders.”
22SPECIAL PROJECTS PROJECT I: YOUTH OFFICERS’ MARCH Financial Objective: Miss Minnie C. LyonContributions: Suggested amount $25.PROJECT II: THE SUPERVISOR’S MARCHFinancial Objective: Media Center at our school in LiberiaContributions: Suggested amount $50.00 eachPROJECT III: HAVE A HEART FOR MISSIONS (Eunice Youngblood)Financial Objective: J.J. Johnson Baptist Assembly and State MissionsContributions: Each participant brings the highest amount possible.PROJECT IV: SHAW CONTESTFinancial Objective: Shaw UniversityContributions: Each participant brings the highest amount possible.
23Our Convention is affiliated with some of the Christian organizations who relate to and implement the mission of Jesus Christ through missions.The Women's Department of the Baptist World Alliance (1911) is a fellowship of Christian women from around the world who seek to demonstrate to the world that Christ is a universal Savior and Lord.Church Women United (1941) is a national ecumenical movement of Christian women whose purpose is to encourage churchwomen to come together in a visible community to witness to their faith in Jesus Christ, and enabled by the Holy Spirit, to go out into every neighborhood and nation as instruments of reconciling.Women's Auxiliary of Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention (1900) is an organization, which promotes missions primarily in the foreign fields of Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.Woman's Convention, Auxiliary to the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc., (1901) represents more than 4,000,000 National Baptist women who have membership in National Baptist Convention, U.S.A. churches. It promotes missions education, missions-in-action, and missions support.