Jean Roberson, national WMU ministry consultant, said the new initiative celebrates young women as a force for Christ.
" combine their desire for a deep, authentic faith and a passion for reaching those who are suffering in this world," Roberson said. "We hope myMISSION can be that place where faith and practice meet."
The new organization builds on the website mymissionfulfilled.com that WMU created in 2007 to provide missions discipleship resources to the next generation of young women. The organization will connect young women through Bible studies, community events and missions projects.
The Web site features missional Bible studies and products, interactive blogs from six young adult women in different stages of life, and articles on such topics as prayer, social justice, time management, money and relationships. The site offers event planning guides and get-started kits for churches, schools and others interested in beginning myMISSION groups.
The first myMISSION Bible study is myGod: A Study on the Attributes of God. This 15-session study focuses on five attributes of God: Creator, All-Seeing, Leader, Relater and Redeemer. In each unit, young women will engage in Bible study, community building, and a hands-on missions project.
A unique feature of the site is a community art gallery allowing members to share their individually created art.
"Art is an outlet for people to express themselves while connecting to others" said site content manager Courtney Simpson. "It can be an expression of worship, and it is not bound by language, culture or ability. Anyone can create art and it can connect us to the 'creator' attribute of God.
"Ideally, a myMISSION group develops Biblical knowledge, grows in Biblical community and provides opportunities to share the knowledge of Christ with others through missions," Simpson said.
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