Women's Ministry

The Women’s Ministry at Salem endeavors to meet women where they are in their walk with Christ. Our mission is to care for and reach out to women of all ages through the ministry of God's Word.

We provide opportunities to help women to grow spiritually through Bible studies, prayer, and mission activities. The Women’s Ministry meets the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm. Half-day women’s retreats and special events are held regularly throughout the year.

WMU (Women's Missionary Union)

What does WMU do?

WMU’s unwavering focus is making disciples of Jesus who live on mission.

We carry out this mission by

  • providing missions discipleship resources for churches and individuals,
  • offering opportunities to engage with compassion ministries, and
  • equipping people through leadership development experiences.

What guides WMU?


  • Biblically rooted
  • Scripture guides us in knowing God, His ways, His character, His mission, His redemptive acts, and His purpose for the church.
  • Missions focused
  • Jesus commissioned His disciples to proclaim the good news disciple people of all nations, and teach them to live out the truths He taught.
  • Church based
  • Jesus gave the church authority to act on His behalf. Teaching all ages prepares the church to fulfill His mission.
  • World aware
  • God is always at work among all peoples, and we join Him where we discern He is calling us.
  • Denominationally supportive
  • No one church can do alone what many churches can do together. Our voluntary cooperation extends the missions reach of the local church. 

What is WMU's story?

WMU, an auxiliary of the Southern Baptist Convention, began 133 years ago in the hearts of visionary leaders to pray and systematically raise money for missions. 

Since that time, WMU has helped lead Southern Baptist churches across the country to give $6.6 billion through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering—efforts begun by WMU to support missionaries. 

WMU’s unwavering focus on making disciples of Jesus who live on mission happens through missions, discipleship, leadership development, and compassion ministries, with kingdom impact in every state and 39 countries.

Based in Birmingham, Alabama, national WMU is not a part of the Cooperative Program allocation budget and receives no funds from the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering or Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. National WMU is supported through the sale of missional resources and from investments and charitable contributions.