Women In Ministry

ACCESSmeaningAccessing our God-given gifts, gaining access to the world for the good of all and the glory of God!

Discover how you can embrace the challenge to fully accept the gifts women bring to ministry so that the Body of Christ may thrive and our churches may flourish. access_cover.SMALLJPGView the Access for Excellence Booklet.

Read and watch the stories of how mentors have influenced the church’s leading women.

How to create your mentor story: Learn how you can easily share your mentor story, making use of a smart phone or other device!

WomenWord Spring 2017 Edition: Read about the new landscape of leadership women in ministry are bringing to the church’s table and discover how you can be supportive.

Check out our campaign’s amazing progress thanks to donors like you and join their ranks! View our Donor Progress Report.

Upcoming Events

October 31-November 11, 2017

American Baptist Women in Ministry (ABWIM) is partnering with AB Women’s Ministries to offer to Baptist and Muslim women in the U.S. a unique intercultural/interfaith spiritual pilgrimage in the Republic of Georgia on October 31-November 11, 2017. The Spiritual Pilgrimage will include up to 14 Baptist and Muslim women from the U.S. The purpose of the pilgrimage is to break barriers and build bridges between Christians and Muslims, generations, Georgians and Americans, and lay and ordained women.

In the Republic of Georgia, the American women will be hosted by the Georgian Muslims Union and Georgian Baptists. Participants will experience homestays with Muslim families, reverent reflection in mosques and in 1,000-year-old Christian churches, a Eucharist service with the congregation at the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia’s Peace Cathedral, seminars to learn more about Christianity and Islam, respectful dialogue between Baptists and Muslims, advocacy for gender justice and religious rights, the stunning geography of Georgia’s mountains and vineyards, hiking, and the country’s renowned hospitality, cuisine, and folkdance. Registration is open until June 15, 2017. Click here to download the registration form.

September 15-18, 2017
If you have been longing to connect with sisters in ministry and have been looking for a new way to do so, consider this special opportunity. No matter what context of ministry you serve in, no matter what your role, come to:

Relax together with sisters in ministry for friendship and fun.
Relate to one another and to Jesus Christ through guided conversation, prayer experiences, worship, and Scripture.
Renew yourself for the ministry to which God has called you.
REGISTER! Click here for more information and to register.

This opportunity is a partnership between ABWIM and AB Women’s Ministries.


givesmall Support American Baptist Women in Ministry!


NEW Join the ABCUSA Facebook Group Discussion about Women in Ministry

Case Statement on Women in Ministry  (For background information on the Case Statement, click here.)


Celebrating God’s Call

Responding to God’s Call (Molly Marshall)

Challenging Gender Discrimination in the Church (Marvin McMickle)

A Biblical Basis for Equal Partnership:
Women and Men in the Ministry of the Church (David Scholer)

Bible Studies

Junia: A Bible Study and Story-Telling Resource for the Church

The Question About 1 Timothy 3  (PDF)

Bible Study on Women In Ministry (June 2014)

Bible Study on Women In Ministry  (PDF)

ABCUSA Policy Statements and Resolutions

American Baptist Resolution on the

American Baptist Resolution on the

American Baptist Policy Statement on

Additional Resources

NEW Women as Stewards of Social Change: The Narratives of American Baptist Women Who Held Senior Leadership Positions as Pastors, Deacons, and Teachers
Click here to view Dr. Sherry Anderson’s bio and abstract.

Resource List for Retiring Pastors

The Ordination of Edith Hill


Remembering Ronny (Rev. Veronica Lanier): One Woman’s Witness



ABWIM Advisory Team Travels “Out of the Box” to Puerto Rico

Worship Resources

2013 Worship Resource Booklet
2013 Worship Resource Poem

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