Published on March 1st, 2013 | by ABCUSA0
Designed to Serve: New Resource for Ministry Available
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/1/13)—AB Women’s Ministries launches the two-year program theme “Designed to Serve/Diseñados para servir” in July, 2013, and has produced the first of two volumes supporting the theme.
Volume 1 of “Designed to Serve/Diseñados para servir,” now available, provides materials for 2013-2014, the first year of the two-year program theme cycle. Volume 1 includes 36 pages of Bible studies, devotionals, Women’s Sunday materials, geographic and general mission study theme information, offering dedications and prayers, and a wealth of other articles to help women explore being “Designed to Serve.”
Ephesians 4:12 NRSV—“to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ”—will be the guiding Scripture of American Baptist Women’s Ministries for the next two years. The 2013-2015 program theme will give women and girls the opportunity to understand how they have been uniquely shaped by God for the ministry to which they have been called in the world. During the two year program theme cycle, they will explore their spiritual gifts, pray for guidance, and be blessed on their journeys of faith.
AB Women’s Ministries Executive Director Virginia Holmstrom said, “The Ministry Resource remains the most requested of all the resources that AB Women’s Ministries produces and provides in magazine format an abundance of program materials and ideas for church women of all ages. I enjoy watching the creative ways that women’s groups and region women’s organizations develop and use the program theme. The ‘Designed to Serve/ Diseñados para servier’ theme has shaped our planning for the 2013 National Women’s Conference on July 27-August 1, at Phoenix, Arizona.”
“Designed to Serve/Diseñados para servir” (Item #W4930, $15.00, 36 pages, English) is available for purchase now through the AB Women’s Ministries website store at www.abwministries.org or from Judson customer service, 1-800-4-JUDSON. Volume 2, with materials for 2014-2015, will be released in March, 2014.
American Baptist Women’s Ministries is a Christ-centered ministry with a commitment to encourage and empower women and girls to serve God. Additional American Baptist Women’s Ministries resources are available at www.abwministries.org.
American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.