The South Carolina WMU's vision statement is "empowering churches and believers to participate in fulfilling the Great Commission."
Our overarching national WMU® vision statement says, "WMU challenges Christian believers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God." This statement points to the work of WMU. WMU's objectives are, thus, the practical expression of being involved in the mission of God.
Who We Are
Woman's Missionary Union, Auxiliary to South Carolina Baptist ConventionSM, exists to empower churches and believers to participate in the Great Commission. We exist to equip churches, especially its members--women and men, girls and boys and preschoolers--to discover and live out their missions call. We are available to equip churches in beginning and strengthening missions discipleship for all ages, preschool through adults, and with the churchwide audience.
South Carolina Woman's Missionary Union (WMU), as well as Woman’s Missionary Union, Auxiliary to Southern Baptist Convention®, defines missions as "what churches do in keeping with the commission of their sovereign Lord to extend their ministry (mission action) and witness beyond themselves to bring all persons to Christ and to glorify God. The primary focus is on those persons outside the walls of the church who have no affiliation with the church and have no relationship with Jesus Christ."
The first Central Committee in the South, the forerunner to South Carolina WMU, was organized at Society Hill in 1875. South Carolina WMU was organized in 1902 in Greenville, South Carolina. Since its inception, the sole purpose of the organization has been missions. Throughout the years, organization names have changed, new ministries have begun, but the missions message has remained the same.
South Carolina WMU continues to seek innovative and creative ways to involve more individuals, families, groups, and churches in missions by helping them find their place in missions, and passing on that passion for missions to future generations.