A collaborative effort between the Center for Leadership Excellence and the Commission for the Status and Role of Women, Encouragements are monthly emails written by women in ministry for women in ministry with the intent to encourage and offer suggestions for how women in ministry can support one another. The full archive of Encouragements since its inception in June 2019 is available below. If you would like to be added to our email list, sign up here.
An Encouragement for March
Upon my departure from Mississippi, a lovely friend/clergy sister/colleague, Rev. Barbara (isn’t it interesting how one person can play many roles in our lives!) gave me a gift bag with a coffee mug displaying Rosie the Riveter. Rosie’s arm is bent with muscle flexed, declaring, “We Can Do It!”
An Encouragement for February
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. ~ Hebrews 13:8 (NRSVue) In the early 2000s, I served as pastor to a church of about 80 members. One of the favorite hymns of the congregation was “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus,” and we sang it often. The hymn has this lovely refrain…
An Encouragement for January
I’ve spent the past few years diving deep into the institution of the Church through the way of the local church as I support passionate (and skeptical) brothers and sisters as they embark (or consider a journey) on a path towards racial justice; truth; liberation; transformation; reconciliation. One of the most common questions I receive …