Women of Faith Awards
2014 Theme: Prophetic Women of Faith
Basis for the Theme:
One of the directional goals in the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Mission Work Plan (2013-2016), is Compassionate Prophetic Discipleship. As we recognize servants who work with God to make, receive, and send disciples, we also recognize women who are not only compassionate but prophetic. We don’t always hear about prophetic women of faith, however, there are women who are part of the prophetic tradition in our church, following the example of prophets and apostles, who came before them.
Purpose of award:
This award recognizes prophetic women of faith who are not only compassionate but also prophetic, following the example of prophets and apostles in the church.
“In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.” – Acts 2:17-18 (NIV)
2014 Women of Faith Award recipients named
Three women to be honored for prophetic witness
Three prophetic women have been named recipients of the 2014 Women of Faith Award by the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) during its board meeting: Ruling Elder Joanie Lukins—Danville, Kentucky, Ruling Elder Helen Morrison—Grosse Ile, Michigan, and The Rev. Joyce Shin—Chicago, Illinois.
The recipients will be honored at the Women of Faith Breakfast on Sunday, June 15, during the 221st General Assembly in Detroit. The theme for this year’s awards is “Prophetic Women of Faith.”
Recipients of the award were announced following recommendations from the Women of Faith committee. Nominations are received from throughout the church, and honorees were selected by a committee of representatives from groups related to the Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries/Presbyterian Women ministry area of the mission agency. Read More