I give for Emma. So that at three-years-old she can preach with abandon, proclaiming “God says. . .,” at the foot of a putt-putt hole marker. I give so that she will continue to be inspired by women in ministry and her calling won’t be limited, capped, or squashed.

I give for Kathy. So that when her church closes their doors on her, she can still find a voice. I give so that a woman in the pulpit will encourage her, fill her lifelong emptiness with a new perspective of God, and give her the courage needed to reshape her faith.

I give for Adam. So that when he condemns and questions the calling of the women ministers in his life, they find a safe place to explore their calling and find support and financial assistance to enable them to be true to who God has created them to be. I give for Adam, because one day he will find himself working alongside gifted women in ministry, and perhaps one day God will change his heart.

I give because someone gave before me. Someone before me believed that women were capable of this honorable calling to ministry. Someone before me shared my pain and joy for this calling and then reminded me of who I was and whose I was. Someone before me helped me to drown out negative voices and see vast potential in God’s Kingdom.

I am a monthly giver to Baptist Women in Ministry, because I have felt personally the energy that comes from their advocacy, the strength that comes with connecting to other women, and the power that comes with their network. That experience has in turn been passed on to Emma, Kathy, and Adam.

May the ripples never cease!

Fifty More! Baptist Women in Ministry currently has fifty individuals, churches, and organizations that give monthly to our work. This week we hope to add fifty more monthly givers to that 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 Tiffany as a monthly giver and to be one of Fifty More by filling out the form below.


Tiffany Brown is the associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Mocksville, North Carolina.