Dear Addie launched April 1, 2012. Our first letter came from a young mother wondering if motherhood and ministry are possible. Another came from an associate pastor who works with a pastor who pledges allegiance to the sole authority of the pastor to the point of ignoring anyone else’s input. Sound familiar?

Baptist Women in Ministry’s  Dear Addie ministry was launched for those types of questions . . . and to provide a safe space to ask a seasoned minister, an Addie, for some advice. Seventeen ministers have agreed to serve as Team Addie. These women bring years of experience, gleaned from a host of ministry positions, to the conversation. Each “Addie” will serve as part of a monthly rotation, providing a listening ear via e-mail and offering a response to questions within 48 hours.

You can help by praying for this ministry. Pray for grace and wisdom as Addies respond.

You can also help by spreading the word. Tell your colleagues. Announce it in your seminary classrooms. Publish it in your church newsletters. Post it on Facebook. Blog. Tweet.

Dear Addie is one of the ministries of encouragement and edification that BWIM provides. I invite you to partner with us in prayer . . . and partner with us financially as we strive to advocate for, encourage, edify, and connect women who are following God’s call into ministry.

Katrina Brooks is a member of the Baptist Women in Ministry Leadership Team and is the coordinator of the Dear Addie Project! She is an adjunct religion professor at Danville Community College and lives in South Boston, Virginia.