2024 BWIM Annual Gathering Virtual Prayer Vigil

June 10, 2024 | 7:00 PM Eastern/ 6:00 PM Central

BWIM is excited to announce that this year we are hosting the BWIM Annual Gathering as a virtual event. We are shifting to hosting a virtual Annual Gathering every other year for multiple purposes, including opening our doors to the broader Baptist community and creating the opportunity to host an in-person gathering on the other years.

This year’s virtual annual gathering will be held June 10, 2024 as a prayer vigil on the day prior to the business discussions of the 2024 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting where they will take the final vote on a constitutional amendment to exclude women from pastoral roles.

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2024 BWIM Luncheon at CBF General Assembly

June 21, 2024 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

This year BWIM will host a luncheon at CBF General Assembly, Friday, June 21, 2024. At the luncheon, we will welcome keynote speaker Rev. Angela Denker, author of Red State Christians: A Journey into White Christian Nationalism and the Wreckage It LeavesRev. Denker will provide invaluable insights into the intersection of Christian nationalism and gender dynamics. With a specific focus on the Southern Baptist Convention’s recent actions to disfellowship churches with female pastors, Denker will illuminate the broader influence of Christian nationalism on gender within our Baptist community.

BWIM Documentary "Midwives of a Movement"

On the eve of the SBC’s final vote for a constitutional amendment to disfellowship churches where women serve as pastors of all kinds, BWIM will release Midwives of a Movement which chronicles the stories of the women who boldly birthed a movement to seek greater visibility and opportunities for women in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in the 1970s and 1980s. Despite great opposition, their courage blazed pathways for advancing women in ministry and leadership among Baptists over the last 40+ years.

During a time when women in ministry among Baptists are hearing negativity surrounding their call and service to God, BWIM will join in solidarity with all women who serve among Baptists to share a positive message of affirmation and hope. One that proudly demonstrates that when women are pushed down and marginalized, we always rise up!

The release for free streaming will come after 30 successful in-person screenings across the country. After a recent screening, an associate pastor shared with us:

“You all have done something big here, something powerful and profoundly Spirit-infused. I believe this documentary and your tour with it to different churches will pay compounding interest. It was so impactful and beautiful for me to glimpse this part of the process of shifting congregational culture.”

Mark your calendars for the release and begin thinking about how you can use Midwives of a Movement within your congregation and community to advocate for the full affirmation of women in ministry and leadership in Baptist communities.