BOUNDLESS
May 23, 2019
Inspiring and empowering women to find their
 God-potential. 
 #shechampionsher 

When I began as director of Women’s Ministries my number one desire was to work with the board to formulate a mission statement. It is crucial that you think about where you want to be before you decide how you are going to get there.


 Through much prayer the board formulated the following statement “ Inspiring and empowering women to find their full God potential”. 

The first word in that statement is inspiring. According to Webster’s definition inspiring means “create a feeling, especially a positive one in someone”. The definition goes on to say it can motivate, persuade, encourage, influence, energize and move to action. If you think about that definition the word inspiring can pack a pretty big punch. Our emotions will move us to do a lot of different things. On Sunday mornings in my church I facilitate a Life Connect class and, in that class, I talk a lot about passion. Basically, if your heart is not in it you will not be successful in what ever you are pursuing.

So first, let’s evaluate where is your heart? When you read about the accomplishments of students at GBBC in the Philippines do you fill with excitement and think I must be a part of that? When you see the face of one of our children at Faith Home do you think about how many opportunities there are to be part of that ministry that really doesn’t cost very much? What about Mexico? How can you watch the news and not think about the opportunities for General Baptists in that country? Bring in closer to home. Our National Missions Church plants are changing lives every single week. That is inspiring.

Remember the definition of inspiring…. create a feeling, motivate, persuade and most important move to action. Someone told me one time that if you pray for a passion for someone or something God will honor that request. Pray that prayer. I will warn you it can be dangerous! I prayed that prayer and God called me to Honduras.
Passion means move to action.

Who can you inspire? Share the stories of the mission field with those in your church or groups. There are plenty of stories out there. If you want to hear some, we have plenty to share.

Let’s keep on telling the story and inspiring those around us! What a story we have to share.



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WHATS NEW IN WOMEN'S MINISTRIES!



Women's Ministries is sponsoring this exciting new Club offered only at OCU!

You have the opportunity to help support this adventure and help shape Young Women
Into Leaders in their churches and communities!




Discipleship/Christian Leadership Program

Oakland City University has a rich tradition of providing quality education to students in a setting grounded in Christian values. While on campus, students are eager to grow in their faith but often need encouragement and direction to put their faith in action. Oftentimes, due to being away from home, students are unaware of opportunities to serve in our surrounding communities. This program will give students the chance to fulfill Oakland City University’s moto: “Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve.” This program’s desire is to see students transformed and equipped to become disciples of Jesus Christ: ready to live out their faith among their peers, become leaders in their churches, and share the gospel throughout the world.  

How can we help support this misison? Easy!
Just send any donation to:

Women's Ministries
100 Stinson Dr.
Poplar Bluff MO 63901

Make checks payable to: Women's Ministries and disignate:
OCU Scholarship Fund

Just think you could be part of making leaders in our churches, communites, and even on the mission fields!


Memorial Education Scholarship
I n the last issue of Boundless we highlighted an OCU student who received this scholarship for the 2018/2019 academic year.

The Women’s Ministry Scholarship is designed to promote ministry opportunities for women. The scholarship is designed to encourage and challenge women to assume leadership roles in Women’s Ministry as well as Missions. In 2019-2020, a $1000 scholarship ($500 per semester) will be given to cover tuition, fees, and books. The recipient must maintain full-time status and maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester. This scholarship is for one year only and applicants can reapply.

If you know of a OCU student who could benefit from this scholarship please contact Kris at: kris.pratt@generalbaptist.com


You have a unique opportunity to help see these scholarships conitnue!
When you honor one of your groups special ladies or a family member by enrolling them in the Memorial Education Society.
click link for the printable form



Thank you to
St. Francis River Valley for a great one day meeting at Bethany Church. 4 out of 6 churches represented and collectively contributing over $17,000 to Love Gift!

Way to Go Ladies!

You don’t want to miss Summit this year!

  • Women's Ministries will be hosting three breakout session designed to share the vision of Women's Ministries. Make sure to attend each one!
  • A missionary reception for women to connect and visit with our missionaries. PIck up your invitation at our display!
  • Lots of other surprises at the Women’s Ministries display area.
  • Make sure to turn in your filled water bottles to the Women's Ministries Table!


NEW EXCITING WAYS TO SUPPORT WOMEN'S MINISTRIES!


Clothing Inventory Sale!

Did you see our Facebook page?
We are cleaning out our supply room!


To view what's in stock click the link below! 





Every time you shop on Amazon they will donate .5% of the purchase price to Women's Ministries!

Its that easy!!

You must shop at smile.amazon.com

To register for AmazonSmiles click the amazon picture above and you will be automatically linked to their webpage!

Sign into your Amazon account
Select : General Baptist Women's Ministries


Water Bottle Challenge!



Bring your filled bottles to the Summit,
Inside Out
or any event you may think a WM representive will be at
or
cash it in and send your check to Women's Ministries









Book $ale

We have a collection of New Books that are just taking up space!
All are in very good shape, and need a home!

Books are selling for $2 each or
15 for $10

To see whats left click this link!





Upcoming Events!

INSIDE OUT 2019

Mark your Calenders and start inviting your friends!
To register go to gbwomen.org website or call Kris @ 573-785-7746

MAY BIRTHDAYS !


May 27 Dalaney Wernsing - Her parents are Church planters in Florida!
Dalaney will be 13!
Dalaney Wernsing
225 N. Main St.
Auburndale, FL 33823



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