Since its beginning in 1888, the Women's Missionary Union has become the largest Protestant missions organization for women in the world, with a membership of approximately 1 million. WMU's main purpose is to educate and involve adults, youth, children, and preschoolers in the cause of Christian missions. Although originally geared towards women, girls, and preschoolers, both genders are active participants in WMU organizations and ministries today. These ministries are: Baptist Nursing FellowshipSM; Christian Women's Job Corps®, International InitiativesSM, Missionary Housing, Project HELPSM; Pure Water, Pure LoveSM; and WorldCraftsSM.
Today, the Women's Missionary Union of the SBC continues to look toward the future to "challenge Christian believers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God," according to the WMU Vision Statement. National WMU provides mission resources that rekindle a passion for God's mission among God's people.