Women’s Leadership Development and Young Women’s Ministries

 

2017 Women of Color group photoWomen’s Leadership Development and Young Women’s Ministries is a national ministry of the Presbyterian Mission Agency operating within Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries. The office of Women’s Leadership Development and Young Women’s Ministries provides resources to young adult women (ages 18-35) who are considering leadership opportunities in the church.

  • We can provide young women with opportunities to serve in various leadership positions at a national level. Our office partners with other PC(USA) agencies to increase young women’s voice and representation in the church.
  • We organize national and regional events that offer young women leadership training and opportunities for networking with peers and mentors.
  • We seek to globalize leadership development of young women by partnering with ecumenical agencies.

Women’s  Leadership Development Opportunity offered by Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary has a program which may be of interest to clergywomen and others in ministry. APTS says “Pastors tell us ministry can be lonely and isolating—conditions which undermine vibrant and healthy leadership. The College of Pastoral Leaders extends a countermeasure. We offer two-year, $10,000 grants for small groups of pastors to pursue their own pathways for restoration and renewal.”

The CPL application deadline is May 15, 2018

For more information

Presbyterian College Women and Young Women’s Ministries

This ministry gathers Presbyterian college-age women at national events of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Connected by our belief in God and seeking a Christian faith that empowers women this ministry:

  1. develops leadership skills in young women,
  2. connects young women with each other and the larger church, and
  3. explores our Christian identities as women and students.

Young Women of Color

The office of Women’s Leadership Development and Young Women’s Ministries also gathers young women of color 18 to 35 years old, whose leadership reflects the diversity of today’s church.

The ministry offers:

  1. leadership development
  2. networking, and
  3. social advocacy and education
  4. PMA scholarships for PC(USA) members seeking first undergraduate degree.

Resources

Worship Materials to Accompany the Study Guide of Presbyterian Participation in and Resistance to Patterns of Racism and Structural Inequality in the U.S.

From a 2016 GA 222 Referral: Item 11-24. Churchwide Conversation on Race, Ethnicity, Racism and Ethnocentricity Report: Recommendation 1a. Direct the Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency to Create a Study Guide Telling the History of Presbyterian Participation in and Resistance to Patterns of Racism and Structural Inequality in the U.S.,… Read more »

Study Guide of Presbyterian Participation in and Resistance to Patterns of Racism and Structural Inequality in the U.S.

From a 2016 GA 222 Referral: Item 11-24. Churchwide Conversation on Race, Ethnicity, Racism and Ethnocentricity Report: Recommendation 1a. Direct the Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency to Create a Study Guide Telling the History of Presbyterian Participation in and Resistance to Patterns of Racism and Structural Inequality in the U.S.,… Read more »

2018 Celebrate the Gifts Spanish Resource

On Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday we honor women who answer God’s call to leadership and service. Though Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday is March 4, 2018, your congregation or women’s group may use this on any date that you choose to celebrate women whom God has called to lead with love. Women… Read more »

2018 Celebrate the Gifts of Women Bulletin Cover

On Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday we honor women who answer God’s call to leadership and service.  Though Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday is March 4, 2018, your congregation or women’s group may use this on any date that you choose to celebrate women whom God has called to lead with love. Women… Read more »
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