In 1962 the women of the AFLC banded together to help further the work of the church. The society they formed became the Women’s Missionary Federation, working at home and abroad to further love in the kingdom of God, to unite the women of the AFLC in missions and Christian education, and to organize missionary activities in the local congregations.
The national and district organization of the women of the AFLC is called the Women’s Missionary Federation (WMF), however congregational women are free to use that name or a specialized name for their local women’s group.
The Lord Jesus Christ, our Shepherd and Teacher, used various persons to be His witnesses. Women were also called to serve, as indicated in Mark 15 :40, 41. We dedicate ourselves to the great commission of the Lord Jesus Christ when He said, “Go in to all the world, and preach the gospel to all creation” ( Mark 16 :15).
The purpose of the WMF is to awaken and deepen interest in and love for the kingdom of God, at home and abroad, thus sharing in the great missionary enterprise of the Christian Church.
WE LIVE IN HIM – We are the branches
“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15 :5).
You are a “branch” which bears fruit as you participate in God’s work.
WE WORK IN HIM - We are servants
Remember the word that I said to you. A slave is not greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My saying they will keep yours also” (John 15 :20).
You are a “servant” as you help fulfill God’s will in Christian service.
WE SPEAK IN HIM - We are witnesses
And you will bear witness also, because you have been with Me from the beginning” (John 15 :27).
You are a “witness” for Him through your support of the ministries of WMF.