VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/9/21)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) calls for applications for national officer positions for its national board. ABWM has a long heritage of being at the forefront of mission and ministry with women and girls. From its roots to today, ABWM has addressed critical issues such as sex trafficking, poverty, equal voice, safety and security, access to clean water and other natural resources, leadership development, and spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. The national board of ABWM provides a key role in empowering women and girls to live into the fullness of who God creates them to be. The national board is an essential resource enabling ABWM to fulfill its mission, vision, and core values.
There are three positions open on the ABWM’s board for the 2022-2025 term: AB GIRLS Coordinator, Coordinator of Mission with Women and Girls, and Coordinator of the Midwestern Section. Applicants do not apply for a specific position; rather, they need to complete an application to serve as a national officer. The nominating committee reviews all applications and matches the best candidates to each open position. Descriptions of all positions and a downloadable application form can be found on the ABWM website at www.abwomensministries.org. The nominating committee will be accepting applications until October 1, 2021.
“Every board member must have a deep commitment to the core values of American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) and the necessary gifts and skills to ensure that ABWM’s mission and vision is strategically and financially sound. It is essential that the national board be an expression of ABWM all over the U.S. and Puerto Rico. We are praying that applicants are listen to God’s voice and have a demonstrated passion for empowering women and girls through ABWM’s programs, initiatives, fundraising, and events. Moreover, to serve on this board, passion must be accompanied by experience and a sense of urgency to sustain a relevant ministry that is Christ-centered. We are excited as we wait to see the gifts God will send to our national board in this new season,” says Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain, executive director of American Baptist Women’s Ministries.
American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) is a diverse community of American Baptist women and girls serving in ministry in Christ’s name in the US, including Puerto Rico as well as internationally. With local, area, region/state, and national levels of ministry, American Baptist Women’s Ministries creates and sustains communities of passionately faithful, mission-minded women and girls engaged in worship, leadership, service, and friendship. Our ministries include domestic violence and sex trafficking prevention and education, building beloved community, and developing leaders. To learn more about American Baptist Women’s Ministries, visit our website at www.abwomensministries.org.
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.