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SBC DIGEST: Women’s Leadership Forum; Bible storying in Madagascar; Hurricane recovery for churches

This year’s LifeWay Women’s Leadership Forum won’t look like it has in years past; In the last 10 years, believers in southwest Madagascar have crafted more than 100 local dialect Bible stories; Churches are invited to an informational meeting on Oct. 27 at East Ridge Baptist Church in Lake Charles, La.

SBC DIGEST: IMB ‘Future of Missions’ event; Women’s ‘One Day’ training event

The IMB will host a virtual event highlighting the global, cultural and spiritual realities that are impacting and shaping the future of international missions. The "One Day. One Focus." virtual event Oct. 29 will bring together women’s ministry leaders, women in ministry, missionaries and church planting wives from around the globe.

SALT Encourages Young Women to Impact Their Community and World

Kristi Moore has vivid memories of growing up in Mission Friends, Girls in Action, and Acteens at her home church of First Baptist, Amarillo, Texas.

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.