Published on October 22nd, 2014 | by ABCUSA0
New Resource Produced in Partnership of ABWM and ABWIM
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/22/14)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries and American Baptist Women in Ministry announce the release of Caring for You and Your Ministry, a printed resource for women learning how to find balance in their lives and attend to the health of their ministries.
Caring for You and Your Ministry offers guidance and support from clergy and lay women, as well as medical and counseling professionals. It addresses the issue from the perspective of individual health as well as attending to these same issues in a ministry setting.
“Women engaged in ministry, whether as a professional or a layperson, must attend to their spiritual, physical, and emotional health in order to be effective leaders,” said Virginia Holmstrom, executive director of American Baptist Women’s Ministries. “I am glad for the partnership with ABWIM to provide a resource that is relevant to all women who practice servant leadership.”
Rev. Patricia Hernandez, national director of American Baptist Women in Ministry, agreed. “Finding balance in caring for ourselves and our ministries fosters health in our ministries and well-being in our personal lives resulting in a spirited vitality overall, one that is healthy in heart, mind, soul, and strength.”
Caring for You and Your Ministry [Item #4940/$13] may be purchased at www.abwministries.org/store. Profits will benefit both American Baptist Women’s Ministries and American Baptist Women in Ministry.
American Baptist Women’s Ministries is a Christ-centered ministry with a commitment to encourage and empower women and girls to serve God. American Baptist Women in Ministry seeks the full participation and full partnership of men and women in ministry in which both women and men are able to fully utilize their God-given gifts and fully live out their God-given call.
American Baptist Churches 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.