New Dates Announced for Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.

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New Dates Announced for Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.

VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/20/20)—
New dates for “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” have been announced. Originally scheduled for June 2020, the conference will now be held June 15-18, 2022, at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin. The event has been rescheduled for a time when organizers hope travel will be easier and safer, and promises to deepen fellowship, broaden friendships, and affirm the varieties of ministry practiced by women in our denomination.

Prior to the event, persons can read about a number of Baptist sheroes and their ministries, and learn about some of the history of women’s ministry among Baptists.  Two issues of the American Baptist Quarterly were planned to be released in June 2020 in conjunction with the now postponed “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.” conference. The issues are ready to go to press, and interested persons are invited to pre-order copies. (Note: Each issue costs $15, including domestic postage; add $10 for international postage. Include the order details in the comments section. Pre-ordering helps the publisher to know how many extras to print, to ensure enough copies are available. These issues of American Baptist Quarterly can be ordered with a credit card via the American Baptist Historical Society website here. Alternatively, mail a check to Kay Eland, American Baptist Historical Society, 1015 W. 9th Ave., King of Prussia, PA,  19406. Include postal and email addresses, and be sure to indicate #1, #2, or both.)

Contents include:

Women in Ministry #1:
Lay Women and Missions

Reclaiming Charlotte White Rowe, America’s First Appointed Woman Missionary
Reid S. Trulson

Isabel Crawford: Missionary Educator and ‘Female Football’
Marilyn Färdig Whiteley

Helen Barrett Montgomery: Collaborating for Mission Education
Deborah Bingham Van Broekhoven

Mary Jesse, Pioneer Educator for Japanese Girls
Roberta Lynn Stephens

‘We want to help you to help us’: Southern Baptist and National Baptist Women and Race Relations during the 1930s and 1940s
Nicholas T. Pruitt and T. Laine Scales

Women in Ministry #2:
Increasing Professional Roles

Transformation and Celebration
Patricia Hernandez 

Women in the ABC: A Retrospective
Elizabeth J. Miller, Barbara A. Friert, and Priscilla E. Eppinger

Summary of the Findings of ‘Project S.W.I.M.’: A Study of Women in Ministry
Linda Spoolstra

How Long, O Lord?: Women, Ordination, and American Baptist Churches, USA
Frederick W. Schmidt

This is What a Minister Looks Like
Pamela Durso

Empowering Women in the Baptist Academy
Melody Maxwell

The Call Experience of Southern Baptist Women
Sarah Boberg

“In these challenging times we rejoice in the many sheroes surrounding us, and hope to see you June 15-18, 2022, at “Celebrating Ministering Women: Radical. Redeemed. Ready.”, where we will celebrate past, present, and future ministering women,” event Leadership Team members said in a message to registrants.  Executive Ministers Tom Wiles and Soozi Whitten Ford serve as Planning Team Co-Chairs, alongside Leadership Team member Patricia Hernandez, Associate General Secretary for Women in Ministry and Transition Ministries.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.