Women need opportunities to learn and engage in continuing education experiences that are created by women to meet the unique needs of women.
Baptist Women in Ministry seeks to facilitate shared learning experiences to meet these needs.
Currently these opportunities take the form of Book Clubs and Lunch and Learn sessions. In the coming months, we are working to create more opportunities for women to grow their leadership, ministry skills, and theological perspectives in community with one another.
Every spring and summer, BWIM hosts book clubs featuring different books written by women authors and engaging subjects related to women in ministry, leadership, and theology.
Book clubs normally meet once a week for 3-4 weeks, and often include a session with the author! Book clubs are also open to men who are supporters of women in ministry to learn more.
Books we have previously discussed include:
When God Whispered My Name: Stories of Journey by Baptist Women Called to Ministry (Smyth & Hewys, 2022).
Aurelia Pratt, A Brown Girl’s Epiphany: Reclaim Your Intuition and Step Into Your Power (Broadleaf Books, 2022).
Candace Marie Benbow, Red Lip Theology: For Church Girls Who’ve Considered Tithing to the Beauty Supply Store When Sunday Morning Isn’t Enough (Convergent Books, 2022).
Yolanda Pierce, In My Grandmother’s House: Black Women, Faith and the Stories We Inherit (Broadleaf Books, 2021).
Joanne Lipman, That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together (William Morrow, 2018).
Lunch & Learn Sessions
Each year BWIM offers 2-4 Lunch and Learn sessions for current and former participants of our mentoring program.
These sessions feature guest speakers who share about resources, ministry tools, or experiences of value to women in ministry and leadership. Topics have included financial literacy, using the enneagram in ministry, and self-care.