"The purpose of the Woman's Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention is to organize and improve missionary circles: senior, young adult, and youth departments in Baptist churches of North Carolina; to promote a broader spirit of missionary endeavor; to encourage the study of the Bible and other missionary books in order to awaken a greater interest in missionary work; to support missionaries on the State and Foreign Field; to support Christian education... and to cooperate with the General Baptist State Convention." (See the Bylaws of the Woman's Convention.)