“Always be a good little girl and always do what is right.”
In 1983, that declaration was imprinted on my life by a matriarch in our family, who wrote those words in my brand-new autograph book, which I received on my tenth birthday. The challenge and inherent dichotomies of living out those words is a tension that continues to color my life. The same year that Baptist Women in Ministry was founded this matriarch, an uneducated Southern Baptist woman who was the clearest picture of love in my life, called me to be good and to do right. I give to BWIM in honor of her.
I also give because I am called to support God’s work in our world. I see the hands and heart of God in BWIM’s vision: “Baptist Women in Ministry will be a catalyst in Baptist life, drawing together women and men, in partnership with God, to illuminate, advocate, and nurture the gifts and graces of women.” This organization works to right the scales of justice in Baptist churches that are hesitant to call women to ministerial positions. In this way, I see BWIM living out the call from scripture in Micah 6:8 to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.
It is a joy and an honor to be good and do right by supporting Baptist Women in Ministry. Join me?”–Kelly Moreland Jones, student, Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Nashville, Tennessee
Be 1 of 100! Baptist Women in Ministry currently has eighty-fifty individuals, churches, and organizations that give monthly to our work. We would love to have 100 monthly supporters, and this week we hope to add at least fifteen to our giving list! Monthly gifts provide dependable income for our work and allow BWIM to continue being an advocate, a network, and a connection for Baptist women ministers! Small monthly gifts of $10 or $20 or larger monthly gifts of $50 or $75 make a significant difference!
We invite you to join Kelly as a monthly giver and to be 1 of 100!