The Guide to American Baptist Women's Ministries is an excellent resources for leaders of local women's and girls' ministries, as well as area/association, region/state, or national women's and girls' ministries. The Guide, available on a 4GB USB flash drive, includes updates (in 2014) of The President
, The Secretary
, The Treasurer
, Promoting Your Women’s and Girls’ Ministries
, Planning Events Effectively
, and two new resources Coordinator of Mission with Women and Girls
and Ministry with Girls
. Click here to order.
In 1915, three American Baptist women had a vision for a ministry for a ministry with girls. Helen Barrett Montgomery, Lucy W. Peabody, and Martha MacLeish envisioned thousands of Baptist girls being united in a world-wide organization that would encourage their spiritual growth and leadership development while nurturing their desire to serve others. Alma Noble was chosen as the first executive secretary of World Wide Guild. Thus began the history of American Baptist ministry with girls!
Have you been a part of that history? As part of our year-long celebration, we’d like to lift up the memories and stories of women who have felt the impact of American Baptist ministry with girls in their own lives. Were you a Guild Girl or a Rosebud? Were you part of a girls’ program of the Baptist Youth Fellowship/Fellowship Guild? Were you in AB GIRLS? Were you a leader of any of these ministries? Tell us your story! How did it help you grow in your faith? How did it help you develop in leadership? What were the benefits of your girls’ ministry experience?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(or have a friend send an email on your behalf if you’re not “connected”), and share your experience with us!
In February AB Women’s Ministries provided $758.92 gifts from the Refit Fund to eight churches identified by the New Church Development staff in American Baptist Home Mission Societies. In this picture is the Rev. Dr. Marcia Patton (executive minister, Evergreen Baptist Association) and Gail Aita (ABWM coordinator of the Western Section) with the women from one of the recipient congregations: Seattle Falam Baptist Church, Renton, Washington, pastored by Rev. Kip Thian Pau. Some of the funds will likely be used to help some of these women attend the Pacific Northwest AB Women’s Conference/Leadership Conference in April. Donations to the Refit Fund are welcomed by AB Women’s Ministries to provide for ministry needs of new churches. Send checks payable to ABWM Women and Girls Mission Fund and write “For Refit” in the memo line. Mail to AB Women’s Ministries, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851. Thank you!