Baptist Women in Ministry

Baptist Women in Ministry (BWIM) is an organization that encourages churches to support the giftedness of women for ministry and to encourage women to use their gifts in all aspects of the church’s life. BWIM logoSince 2007, BWIM has invited Baptist churches to participate in Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching by having a woman preach during the month of February. This annual event has been a deeply significant source of joy and discovery for many women and churches.
I celebrate our church’s open support for women in ministry for many years. While Lisa preaches half of the Sundays, I still am pleased to participate in Martha Stearns Marshall Month. This event is a great opportunity for our church to stand with and support Baptists who still are hoping for and dreaming of the day that their church will allow women to preach. By participating in this event, our church voices our support of women in ministry, and we are counted with other Baptist churches in celebrating the calling and gifts of women. As BWIM, says: “Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching provides us all with a chance to celebrate–to celebrate God’s good work in our midst.”
This Sunday, Amanda Miller will be our preacher. Amanda has been a very important member of our congregation since she moved to Spartanburg. I am grateful that she will be our preacher, and I pray that she will continue to experience God’s blessings and live her call to ministry.

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