WHAT IS SISTERS WHO CARE?
Sisters Who Care® (SWC) is part of a national organization of Baptist women, aged 18 and above, of all races, ethnic backgrounds, and classes. Our national organization is Women on Mission® which is a church-based organization that seeks to enable women to understand the call of missions, to embrace that call, then to live it out by growing spiritually toward missions and by becoming involved in mission action. Women on Mission® provides experiences for all women to come together to seek, see and celebrate what God is doing in their lives and through them in their community, association, state, nation and/or world. The beauty of Sisters Who Care/Women on Mission (WOM) is women can take advantage of resources provided by WOM to address the concerns of their communities. And the information can be customized to meet particular needs of the community. WOM makes available books, magazines, brochures, and posters to help publicize special events as well to support the ongoing work of Women on Mission and other mission organizations and women’s ministries.
It is important to understand that Sisters Who Care is not a separate organization but rather an approach to understanding, embracing and living the mission of God. The term sister resonates in the African American community both spiritually and ethnically. Members of Sisters Who Care are committed first and foremost to their membership in the household of faith and to the work our Lord has commissioned us to do: To “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything [the Lord has] commanded . . .” (Matt. 28:19–20). This means we will increase our knowledge and understanding of our Savior; we will support fellow believers; and we will positively influence the world for Christ.
Sisters Who Care has been an integral part of Women on Mission® and its efforts to include and encourage all women to be radically involved in the mission of God. Sisters Who Care is fully committed to the focus and over-arching mission of Women on Mission and seeks to motivate African American women to join with other Southern Baptist sisters in fulfilling the Great Commission.
HOW CAN I START OR GROW SWC IN MY CHURCH?
We are so glad that you are interested in Sisters Who Care. Your involvement in missions can make a huge difference. If your church has never had any other WMU® age-level organizations or WMU Leadership in your church please give us a call and we can advise you on what to do next to begin your new organization. If your church already has Sisters Who Care and you need either leadership training or just some advice to help your group grow, please feel free to give us a call. We have a consultant waiting to hear from you.
AFRICAN AMERICAN ADVISORY COUNCIL
Suzette Mitchell, Office Coordinator for SWC
San Antonio, TX
Frankie Harvey, WMU AA Consultant
WEEK OF PRAYER OFFERING INFORMATION
Please visit the following websites to find out how you and your church can continue to make a difference in the lives of others. Your gifts to the Texas, North American and International Missions Offerings help ministries and missionaries continue to give the hope of Christ to those in need.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SISTERS WHO CARE
Coordinator for SWC
African American Consultant