Women’s Missionary Union

The WMU is a ministry that encourages and helps develop missions education programs in the churches of the Association. Activities and events are scheduled throughout the year to support these groups, to expand their scope of knowledge of Southern Baptist Missions and Missionaries, and to provide fellowship among these women as they serve together in missions support. Our Associational Leadership Team organizes or supports several events throughout the year, which include: Quarterly Associational Meetings; Mission Kid Fun Day; and the Annual WMU Get-Together (Women) and Connection (Girls Grades 7-12th) in Gatlinburg each year. You can find the dates and information for these events on the KCAB Calendar on this website.
The Associational WMU also encourages support for the Missionary Kid assigned to the Associational churches by the Tennessee State WMU organization.
WMU WATCHWORD
“I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.  I do this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.”  I Corinthians 9:22b–23 NIV

Church Support
The Associational WMU Leaders also offer training, encouragement, and resources for missions organizations in our Knox County churches and provide help to incorporate missions education into other developed programs of the church (such as Awana,Team Kid, etc). If a church does not currently have organized missions education programs, the leaders will help get it started.

Publications
If you would like to receive the quarterly newsletter for the Associational WMU called the NEWS CLIP please email info@kcab.org and give your name and address to be added to the mailing list.
The Association also publishes a book of Mission Action information, that can be picked up at the Knox County Association office.

Missionary Support
Several of our churches and area associations have houses available for temporary missionary housing. For a list of these houses, call the Association office at 865-693-9097.
You can also contact the Association office for more information on local missionaries.

Mission Kid Assignment for Knox County
for contact information, call the KCAB office at 865-693-9097

Events
You will find the dates and information about our Associational WMU events on the calendar page of this website.
Events to look for:
February:  FOCUS on WMU week
March:  Mission Kids Fun Day
& Week of Prayer for North American Missions
April:  Missions Get-Together & Connection in Gatlinburg
&  KCAB WMU Annual Meeting
July:  Day Women on Missions summer picnic
August:  Leadership Training

KCAB WMU Leadership Team
Director:  Kim Sikes, 865-567-7286, kimswmu7741@gmail.com, First Baptist Powell
Asst Director:  Diane Gross, 865-712-4936, dgross1951@comcast.net,  Ridgeview Baptist
Treasurer:  Yvonne Piercy, 865-769-4593, piercyjy@comcast.net,  Wallace Memorial Baptist
Secretary:  Millie Badgett, 865-693-9097, mbadgett@kcab.org,  Washington Pike Baptist
Mission Involvement Consultant:  Rebecca Montgomery, 865-474-0754,  Fort Hill Baptist
Pastor/church staff Consultant:  Bobbie Farmer, 865-524-5016, bobbiefsox@yahoo.com,  Alice Bell Baptist
Publicity Consultant:  Diane Gross, 865-712-4936, dgross1951@comcast.net,  Ridgeview Baptist
Sisters-Who-Care Consultant:  Ruby Winton, 865-539-3790, wintonruby@yahoo.com,  New Mount Calvary Baptist
Women on Mission Consultant:  Laura Woodard, 865-805-3397,  Union Baptist
Age Level Consultant:  Susie Waddell, 865-947-2036, sdmwaddell@comcast.net,  Ridgeview Baptist
Children’s Consultant: April Wright, 865-335-9593, wrightbabe@bellsouth.net, Alice Bell Baptist
Children’s Consultant: Tonya Petty, 865-6033011, tonyapetty1428@gmail.com, First Baptist Powell

Merge – Youth Event

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MERGE is a group of our local youth pastors who plan events for the student ministries of Knoxville and the surrounding cities. We have an annual Disciple Now weekend that welcomes all churches to participate. Occasionally we have had concerts or back to school events to allow students across the city fellowship with each other. MERGE leadership is open to anyone who would like to help plan events. We welcome all student pastors or ministry leaders to join in and help us plan events that will have a great impact on our students. This group meets throughout the year to plan these student events. Our main event is held in January during Martin Luther King weekend. If you would like to be informed of meeting so you can be involved in the planning committee please email Samantha to be added to the mailing list.

MERGE provides high quality, low cost events for your student ministries. Because there are multiple churches that participate, we can spread the cost out and still provide a fantastic event. Every student ministry is welcome to be a part. We want to foster a comfortable atmosphere where students from all different backgrounds can come together to worship God, be discipled, grow in their relationship with Jesus.
Will you join us as one in the Body of Christ? Our mission is to demonstrate the Love of Christ while serving our local communities.

Get Involved
Registration is open for Merge D-Now 2016. Cost is only $15 per student. Leaders and adults are free.
For more information about MERGE or to register your youth group for this year’s event contact:
Samantha Lambert
sammylambert@comcast.net

www.Facebook.com/StudentMerge
www.Twitter.com/StudentMerge

Vacation Bible School


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2017:  Discover the incredible mysteries of the final frontier—right from your own backyard. Your telescope becomes a portal through which you encounter amazing and wonderful things designed by a Creator who is even bigger than the vastness of His creation. But the most amazing wonder to be discovered truly boggles the mind. The God who created everything there is—the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible—wants a relationship with you! And from the very beginning, God had a plan to restore the relationship He knew we would break.
BIBLE VERSE:
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by Him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions 
or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.  Colossians 1:15-16
VBS TRAINING IS OFFERED IN THE SPRING
You will gain insight, training and lots of ideas by attending.  You can network, share ideas, find a church to partner with for decorations, learn curriculum or brainstorm snack and recreation ideas.  Even if you are not using the LifeWay curriculum, you can benefit from this training.
Please plan to join us for the training, Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:30–8:30 pm at Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church, 4615 Asheville Hwy Knoxville 37914
Available Conferences:  Pastors & Evangelism, Directors, Adults, Babies–Pre-K, Kindergarten, Children I (1st-2nd grade), Children II (3rd-4th grade), VBX (5th-6th grade), Youth, Missions, Snack & Recreation, Music.
If your church is considering using a theme from one of the years past, we might have some decorations and materials that you are welcome to use. Call us or stop by the Association office to see what we have available.
Will you share your decorations?
If your church has leftover decorations or supplies from your VBS event that you would like to share with another church, we would be happy to connect you with a church who would greatly appreciate it!
Our phone number is 865-693-9097.
Our office is located at 7709 Westland Dr, 37919, at the corner of Westland Dr and Morrell Rd
Office hours are 9:00 am –5:00 pm

Bible Drill

Important Dates and Events:
Associational Children’s Bible Drill (grades 4-6) is held the second Sunday in April
Associational Youth Bible Drill (grades 7-9)is held the second Tuesday evening in April
The East/SE Regional Bible Drill for Children & Youth is held two weeks later on Saturday.
Please check the calendar for specific dates, times and locations
Children’s Bible Fun Field Day is held each year at Carson Springs. Visit www.tnchildhood.org for more details.
Start a Bible Drill
If you have questions or are interested in starting a Bible Drill program at your church, the following will come to your church and train your leaders:
  • Yvonne Piercy:  piercyjy@comcast.net
  • Candy Macon:   rmacon@aol.com  or 865-938-1163 or 865-803-3174
Bibles Used for Drills
Children’s Drill Bibles:  KJV current edition or HCSB 2012 edition only
Youth Drill Bibles:   KJV current–1984 or Holman 2004 or 2011
Sample Calls will be available on the TBC website at www.tnchildhood.org in mid-January.  In early March you will receive a packet containing certificates, seals, registration cards and associational drills.  List of state drillers is due to Candy Macon in mid April by email (rmacon@aol.com)
LifeWay provides a curriculum called Bible Skills, Drills and Thrills!  Other Guides and information are available too.  Check them out by searching “Bible Drill” on the LifeWay website.
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