Baylor Hosts WMU Leadership Conference

July 20, 1998

The 45th annual Texas Leadership Conference of the Woman1s Missionary Union (WMU) will be held on the Baylor University campus July 23-25.

Approximately 2,000 are expected to attend. WMU members, leaders and others interested in missions training are welcome to attend.

This years themeï 3Transformed2 ïrecognizes how lives can be transformed and molded by Jesus Christ. The focus of the conference is to offer leadership training to mobilize individuals and churches for missions. Various training seminars in English, Spanish, Korean, Cambodian and Vietnamese will be offered. Speakers will include several missionaries who will address the theme.

Each day a general convocation of inspiration will be held in Waco Hall, and Wanda Lee, president of national WMU, will lead Bible study. Participants can chose from approximately 20 special interest and age-level leadership conferences to complete their program schedule. These special conferences include topics on communicating with pastors and church staff, the many facets of women1s involvement in the church, and criminal justice ministries. Some seminars will address how to reach children, teens and students and how Christian activities, opportunities and interaction can cultivate a missions lifestyle for them.

Participants will witness the commissioning of Cindy and Emory Gaskins from Summerfields Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Emory has been chosen as the pastor of International Baptist Church in Hong Kong. Cindy has been the WMU youth consultant for 11 years.

Authors also will be on hand to autograph their books. Baylor1s Kathy Hillman, associate professor and acquisitions and collection development librarian, and her husband, John, wrote a book titled 3Devotionals from the World of Sports,2 365 days worth of devotionals based on sports events. Author Amelia Bishop will be signing copies of her book, 3Lengthening Legacy,2 which chronicles the life of Eula Mae Henderson, a Texas WMU Baptist leader for 34 years.

For more information or a registration application , contact the WMU office at (214) 828-5150

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