BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Throughout the country, girls and their leaders are making plans to experience Blume, a missions gathering for girls.
Sponsored by Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), Blume will take place July 8–11, 2020, at Germantown Baptist Church in Memphis. At Blume, girls in grades 5–12 will be challenged to serve others and fulfill their part in God’s plan as they hear from nationally known speakers and missionaries, pray and worship together, and go out into the community to serve.
“Blume is an event that is a missional catalyst for the young women of the up and coming generation,” said Tori Richards, ministry assistant to the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board’s WMU department, of her experiences at Blume as a student. “They get to learn about what is going on in their world and how they can be the change that makes the difference for the kingdom of God.”
Blume’s Bible study leader is Amy-Jo Girardier, author of Authentic Love and Faithful One, editor of girlsminister.com, and girls minister and missions coordinator at Brentwood Baptist Church. Singer-songwriter duo Jonathan and Emily Martin, and Christian emcee Juliana Wilson will join Girardier in leading worship. In addition, girls will have the opportunity to enjoy a concert led by Holly Starr.
Registration is now open for Blume, with early-bird rates available through January 31, 2020. Regular registration is open until May 1, 2020. Girls and their leaders or parents can visit blumeforgirls.com for details about the event and to register.
Reflecting on personal experiences, WMU Executive Director Sandy Wisdom-Martin said she believes that Blume transforms the lives of every person who attends, from the very youngest girl to the most mature leader.
“I have had the privilege of attending this event as a teenager, taking youth as a young adult and participating with my own child,” Wisdom-Martin said. “Each and every time I considered it an experience of a lifetime. It’s true leaders may get little sleep and make countless sacrifices. Yet it’s worth everything when the trajectory of someone’s life is impacted for all eternity because they become a more committed Christ follower. So sign me up. I want to have that kind of impact on a teenage girl and the Kingdom.”
Tori Richards echoes her feelings about the impact of Blume, “God used Blume to instill a passion for missions and helping others in my own heart. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to be a part of such a life-changing experience!”