Kentucky Baptist Women in Ministry
Women In Ministry and CBF Kentucky
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship was founded, in part, around issues of gender equality. We have encouraged the calling of women in ministry and intentionally include women in positions of leadership - including national and state councils, moderators and staff.
Kentucky Baptist Women In Ministry, relaunched in 2011, host events for women in ministry throughout the year. For more information, please contact Emily Holladay firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching
Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching provides us all with a chance to celebrate–to celebrate God’s good work in our midst.
Beginning in 2007, Baptist Women in Ministry 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.
If your church has never had a woman preach, our hope is that you can prayerfully and thoughtfully take small steps and help move your church toward being open. For churches that have a woman pastor or that often have women preach, this event is a great opportunity for you to stand with and support Baptists who are still hoping for and dreaming of the day that their church will have a woman preach.
This is an opportunity for you to publicly voice your support of women in ministry, to be counted with other Baptist churches in celebrating the calling and gifts of women, and to remind your congregation that God does indeed call women to the work of the kingdom. But most importantly, this is an opportunity for your church to invite into your pulpit a woman who has never had the opportunity to preach. Use Martha Stearns Marshall Month as a time to invite and support a first-time preacher.
Will your church participate? Please email the name of the pastor and your church to Kentucky BWIM coordinator Emily Holladay email@example.com.