Our mission statement is a concise description of how AB Women’s Ministries has discerned God’s call for our ministry with women and girls in the United States, Puerto Rico, and around the world: American Baptist Women’s Ministries is a Christ-centered ministry with a commitment to encourage and empower women and girls to serve God.
We are Christ-centered.
As we continually share in conversation with God about new directions for our ministry, we begin first with Scripture and our commitment to Christ. Prayer permeates all we do, and worship is always a highlight of our events. The foundation of our mission as an organization is providing space for women and girls to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
We encourage women and girls.
We publish resources
and plan events
around those things that bring strength into the lives of women and girls: spiritual pilgrimages and retreats to grow stronger in their faith, building relationships with their sisters in Christ to create a web of support, prayer chains and prayer partners, help for dealing with difficult emotions such as depression and loneliness, and reminders that we are each created in the image of God and are loved.
We empower women and girls.
Our Women and Girls Mission Fund
is one concrete example of our commitment to the lifting up of women and girls worldwide. Research has shown that by helping a woman better support herself and her family, we are strengthening an entire community. By strengthening a community, we strengthen a nation. By strengthening nations, we strengthen the world. Empowering women and girls has a crucial impact for generations to come. We emphasize leadership development
in our very organizational structure—providing training and tools to grow each woman and girls’ gifts for ministry. We include leadership development as an emphasis in our resources
. As women and girls find their voices in leadership, they speak to the deepest issues of our world.
We encourage and empower women and girls to serve God.
One only needs to glance at this website to see the key role that mission and outreach have in AB Women’s Ministries. While we have a central mission focus for specific periods of time, we encourage women and girls to be engaged in those issues that are in their hearts and bring them joy in serving God. This website provides information and resources for issues that AB Women’s Ministries has engaged in particular ways at this time, with ideas for how you can be involved as well. Additionally, AB Women’s Ministries is in partnership with American Baptist Women in Ministry
, an organization serving women with professional ministry vocations, as we join laywomen and clergywomen alike in relationship, mission, and ministry.
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