women in ministry

Women in ministry conference encourages women to embrace leadership

WACO - Women in ministry should embrace leadership in the areas God has called them to, according to speakers at the Texas Baptists Women in Ministry Conference held at George W. Truett Theological Seminary on Mar. 25.

"As a woman in ministry, you should have a sense of call," said Bernadine Davis, minister of discipleship and spiritual formation at David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Austin. "You need to understand the nature of that call, pursue quality education to have a solid foundation for your ministry, and make... [continue]

Women in Ministry Conference encourages women to work in courage

ABILENE – Being a woman in ministry requires both courage and encouragement, said speakers at the Texas Baptists Women in Ministry En{in}Courage conference held at Logsdon Seminary Feb. 22. The conference focused on helping women identify or remember their ministry calling from the Lord and to walk courageously.

"We named the conference En{in}Courage to emphasize both the encouragement that women in ministry and those who support them need, but also to respect the fact that women in ministry and their supporters are... [continue]

Baptist churches have women in ministry, panelists insist

CORPUS CHRISTI — Women minister in most Texas Baptist churches; they just don't always carry the job title, speakers noted in a panel discussion held in conjunction with the Baptist General Convention of Texas Annual Meeting.

"Titles are important, but we shouldn't get hung up on them. The important thing is being true to your calling," said Barbara Hessong, minister to children at Second Baptist Church in Corpus Christi.

However, she felt "validated" in her calling when Second Baptist licensed her to the ministry. Second Baptist... [continue]

The Eve Contention

Jim Henderson's recent book, The Resignation of Eve: What if Adam’s Rib is No Longer Willing to Be the Church’s Backbone? (Tyndale House Publishers, 2012), brings to light some startling statistics concerning decreases in women’s church involvement. According to research conducted by the Barna group, over the 20 years between 1991 and 2011:

  1. There has been a 20% decrease in the number of adult women attending church services
  2. 29% less adult women attend Sunday school
  3. The number of women who volunteer at churches has dropped 31%
  4. The proportion of un-churched
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