The following links can give you information about state, national and international mission and ministry projects. Some are especially for women!
California Nurses on Mission
This organization is the state chapter of the national Baptist Nursing Fellowship. CNOM focuses on nurses who desire to use their vocational skills in ministry projects in the United States and overseas. The annual RefresHer Weekend event provides opportunities to earn continuing education units required by the nursing profession. This is sponsored at CNOM at no charge other than the event registration fee. CNOM was formed to provide an avenue for nurses to participate in mission efforts as well as to encourage missionary nurses. The organization is open to all RNs LPNs, student nurses and missionary nurses. For information contact the California Southern Baptist Convention Missions Advancement Group at 559.229.9533, x. 255 or 256.
Christian Women's Job Corps
Established in 1997, Christian Women's Job Corps (CWJC) impacts the lives of women trying to break the cycle of poverty. CWJC helps women develop basic life skills, engages them in weekly Bible study and partners each with a mentor. There are more than 150 sties in the United States with four in California. All California sties are in need of supplies, instructors and mentors. For information about CWJC go to www.wmu.com.
One of the newer ministries of WMU, International Initiatives is intentional partnerships to mobilize women for involvement in issues that pertain especially to women such as health care, poverty and sex trafficking. For more information go to www.wmu.com/VolunteerConnection.
MissionsFEST experiences are open to adults 18 years and older. FamilyFEST is open to anyone in first grade and up. Both FESTS offer unique opportunities for ministry in a local area. Projects include such things as prayer walks, repair work at Baptist centers, construction work, Backyard Bible clubs, block parties. For more information go to www.wmu.com/VolunteerConnection.
Project HELP identifies social or moral issues and then ties them to national projects over a two-year period. local groups of women can participate in these activities or create their own, relating to needs in communities. Previous issues include cultural diversity, hunger, literacy and AIDS. More information about this avenue of involvement is available at For more information go to www.wmu.com/VolunteerConnection.
Pure Water, Pure Love
Pure Water, Pure Love has helped Southern Baptist missionaries all over the world provide safe drinking water since 1997. Women's Ministries groups and other women's mission groups donate funds to purchase water filters. To date, more than 200 have been distributed to missionaries serving in south America, Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, Central America and Last Frontier areas. For more information go to www.wmu.com/VolunteerConnection.
SBC Missions Agencies
Southern Baptists have two missionary sending agencies. Both agencies have many opportunities for volunteer involvement. Find out how you and/or your congregation can become involved. Check out the possibilities by going online to the International Mission Board at www.imb.org or www.going.imb.org/, or North American Mission Board at www.namb.net or http://thebridge.namb.net/.
This organization helps women around the world improve their lives by providing employment opportunities through the production of handcrafted items. WorldCrafts is a collection of beautiful handmade items from around the world, including items from Liberia, Tanzania, China, Jordan, Thailand, India, Chile, South Africa, Turkey, and Pakistan. Go to www.worldcraftsvillage.com to learn how your group or church can support women by purchasing WorldCraft items.