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  • Women’s leadership event: ‘Be steadfast’

    November 17 2017 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Women’s leadership event: ‘Be steadfast’

    Facing breast cancer and the breakdown of her marriage, Proverbs 31 Ministries founder Lysa TerKeurst stood before 1,800 women Nov. 9 and urged them to remain steadfast in Christ. There was a collective gasp from the audience at LifeWay’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum as TerKeurst shared she would undergo a double mastectomy the following day.

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  • Church with a woman pastor declined by Tennessee convention

    November 15 2017 by Lonnie Wilkey, Baptist & Reflector | with 0 comments
    Church with a woman pastor declined by Tennessee convention

    Messengers to the Tennessee Baptist Convention (TBC) annual meeting voted overwhelmingly not to seat messengers from First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, which has a woman as pastor, during the TBC’s opening session. First Baptist attempted to register seven messengers, including new pastor Ellen Di Giosia, who has been in the position since Aug. 1.

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  • ‘Anchored’ in God’s Word

    November 14 2017 by Lizzy Long, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    ‘Anchored’ in God’s Word

    More than 220 women gathered together for the Embrace Women’s Ministry retreat at Caraway Conference Center and Camp near Asheboro on Oct. 27-28. The attendees arrived to see the colorful leaves among the Uwharrie Mountains nearing the end of their beautiful life cycle.

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  • Embrace missions team serves Boston

    November 14 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Embrace missions team serves Boston

    Two years ago, a group of women from North Carolina traveled to Boston to assist church planter Dane Helsing with the launch of Beacon Community Church. Several of those women returned this fall and were amazed to see how God has been at work through the church’s ministry in reaching the community for Christ.

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  • Sexual harassment: Kentucky Gov.’s ‘moral clarity’ commended

    November 10 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sexual harassment: Kentucky Gov.’s ‘moral clarity’ commended

    Amid sexual abuse involving a bevy of politicians, Kentucky’s governor has called for the resignation of all state officials who have settled sexual harassment lawsuits. Within days of Gov. Matt Bevin’s statement Kentucky’s Speaker of the House resigned his leadership post and another House member was temporarily relieved of his chairmanship of a key board.

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  • Renewed focus on women’s discipleship at Southeastern

    October 6 2017 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Renewed focus on women’s discipleship at Southeastern

    “Our mission is to cultivate teachable, theological and missional women who are empowered to seek out and accomplish God’s calling on their lives, to faithfully make disciples and to fulfill the Great Commission.” This is the mission statement of Women Around Southeastern, the recently rebranded name of the former Women’s Life office.

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  • ‘Remarkable’ number of women reported at SBC seminaries

    September 25 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Remarkable’ number of women reported at SBC seminaries

    “A remarkable number of young women” are enrolling at Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) seminaries, according to a report delivered this week to the SBC Executive Committee. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson, said female SBC seminary graduates are helping to fulfill a need in churches for “strong female Bible teachers.”

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  • Katie Orr plans to anchor her time in God’s Word

    August 22 2017 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Katie Orr plans to anchor her time in God’s Word

    Determined and ambitious, Katie Orr equips busy women to experience God. While she holds a bachelor of science degree in medical technology from Auburn University, she’s discovered a passion to teach women how to study scripture, equipping them to walk with God for a lifetime.

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  • Betsy Bolick: small enough for a big God

    August 7 2017 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 2 comments
    Betsy Bolick: small enough for a big God

    As a young girl, Betsy Bolick wrote in her journal about not being “normal enough or pretty enough.” Today she leads a nonprofit organization named Small Enough Ministries. Bolick seeks to tell others what she has learned: “The Lord told me, ‘I have made you small enough … so that I can be big.’”

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  • Do Baptists spring from Anabaptist seed?

    July 5 2017 by Ben Hawkins, Missouri Baptist Pathway | with 0 comments
    Do Baptists spring from Anabaptist seed?

    At one Anabaptist museum in Austria, visitors can see the chains with which Anabaptist women were shackled to their homes. Without their husbands’ consent, these women had accepted the Anabaptist message and were baptized. Yet, in these instances, the women were allowed to live, since their husbands needed them to raise their children and tend to their homes.

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  • CP panels celebrate Baptist ministries, missions

    June 21 2017 by David Roach & Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP panels celebrate Baptist ministries, missions

    Countering declining baptism numbers, improving preaching, combatting pornography and increasing women’s involvement in the Southern Baptist Convention were among topics discussed by panelists at the Cooperative Program booth during the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. In response to news baptisms among Southern Baptist churches have decreased eight of the past 10 years …

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  • SEBTS, NAMB host annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast

    June 21 2017 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    SEBTS, NAMB host annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast

    Transition was the topic of the 2017 Women’s Leadership Breakfast, in which Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the North American Mission Board partnered together to host more than 92 women on June 14. The event was held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Phoenix.

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  • Women’s Advisory Council prepares final report

    May 23 2017 by Roger S. Oldham, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Women’s Advisory Council prepares final report

    The Women’s Advisory Council began formulating recommendations during its third and final meeting to present to Frank S. Page, president of the SBC Executive Committee. The council has sought to gather and share information about perspectives and strategies for women in Southern Baptist churches to help reach the U.S. and the world with the gospel.

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  • Seminary marks 20-year nurture of ministers’ wives

    May 23 2017 by Annie Corser, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Seminary marks 20-year nurture of ministers’ wives

    Alumni and students celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Seminary Wives Institute at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with testimonies from graduates from 1999 to 2017. Each testimony revealed the eternal impact of SWI on women who have served in ministries from Louisville, Ky., to as far away as Zimbabwe.

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  • Women’s Ministry Advisory Council conducts survey

    October 17 2016 by SBC LIFE & BP staff | with 0 comments
    Women’s Ministry Advisory Council conducts survey

    Fourteen women met for two days in Atlanta to continue their discussion about increasing the participation of women in the Southern Baptist Convention. Frank S. Page appointed the Women’s Ministry Advisory Council to gather information concerning the involvement of women’s ministry leaders and ministry wives in their Southern Baptist churches.

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