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Military wives ‘have their cup filled’ at WMU retreat

SOPHIA, N.C. (BP) – Military wives and families "share their loved one with the world," said Mary Gray, a former military wife and current military family advocate. She is committed to serving the families of those she calls "the sons and daughters of America."

SBC DIGEST: SWBTS launches Women’s Leadership Institute; WMU Foundation grants national WMU

SWBTS launches Women’s Leadership Institute -- certificate programs for women serving in any ministry, leadership, or life context; WMU Foundation grants national WMU $45,000 to help offset losses incurred during the coronavirus pandemic.

State conventions work together to offer one-day women’s training event

COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP) -- In light of COVID-19, many Baptist state conventions have canceled onsite women's training events. But seven conventions have joined together to develop a virtual event this fall to provide encouragement and training for women in ministry.

Nancy Sullivan, ministers’ wives pioneer, dies

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) -- Nancy Hinson Sullivan, wife of John Sullivan, retired executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, died Wednesday (Aug. 12) at Memorial Hospital. The 83-year-old suffered a heart attack in June and a stroke a week prior to her death.

LifeWay moves major women’s events online for fall 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced physical gatherings around the globe to cancel for the foreseeable future, but LifeWay Christian Resources is doubling down on their efforts to connect women through the Gospel.

WMU announces voluntary retirement plan amid COVID financial crisis

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- In response to a decline in sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic, national Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) announced today it is offering a voluntary retirement plan to staff.

Women & the SBC: 100 yrs. of ‘extraordinary’ input noted

NASHVILLE (BP) -- In 1917, the Southern Baptist Convention received what Georgia's Christian Index newsjournal called "quite a shock" when a Texas church music leader made a motion at the SBC annual meeting concerning "the eternal question": Should women be allowed to serve as SBC messengers? Following a protracted -- and feisty -- debate that ended with a contested parliamentary maneuver, the convention answered that question in the negative. But the following year, Robert Coleman of First Baptist Church in Dallas made his motion again and prevailed.

Ministers’ wives to hear Kay Arthur; nominees sought for service award

NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Internationally known Bible teacher Kay Arthur will be the featured speaker at the Ministers' Wives Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention June 12 in New Orleans.

NavPress author tells seminary women of honor to spend time alone with God

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Spinning a yarn about a phone call from President George W. Bush to have breakfast in the White House, Jean Fleming described her disbelief and awe at being extended such an honor. She then drew a parallel between how she would react if such an invitation were extended and what could happen if individuals consider the scriptural mandate to spend time alone with God daily.

Hunger to know God fueling women’s ministries momentum

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--"Froo-froo" will only get you so far.
      That's what Chris Adams, women's enrichment specialist at LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, says about women's ministry.
      Gone are the days when women's ministry simply meant feel-good fellowships and exchanging recipes. Women in today's churches are hungry for something else -- knowing Christ, growing in his service and loving his Word, she said.