Women’s Leadership Development and Young Women’s Ministries

 

 
 

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 provides opportunities for all women in the church as well as young women (ages 18-35) who are considering leadership roles in the church. The office sponsor leadership development trainings, organize national and regional events that offer young women leadership training and opportunities for networking with peers and mentors, as well as advocating on behalf of women’s justice issues, we partner with other PCUSA entities and related organizations to increase women’s voices and representation in the church. We help women develop their gifts and skills for ministry with scholarship assistance through the Katie Geneva Cannon Scholarship fund and other funding assistance.


In the area of Young Women’s Ministries, the office focuses on Presbyterian College-aged women and young women of color (ages 18-35) whose leadership reflects the diversity of today’s church. The ministry offers opportunities for: leadership development, social advocacy and education, networking and mentoring, and PMA scholarships for PC(USA) members seeking their first undergraduate degree.


Seminarians of Color

The office also sponsors the Annual Conference for Seminarians of Color that helps seminarians prepare to serve in leadership roles throughout the denomination.

Watch the seminarians of color video here:
Seminarians (Short) — https://vimeo.com/user3608103/download/383435615/fd21e543d9
Seminarians (Long) — https://vimeo.com/user3608103/download/371004508/eebbdd4143

Check out their website at: https://www.seminariansofcolor.com/


Scholarships and Grant Applications

RE&WIM grant and scholarship applications are for individuals seeking assistance with education, leadership and professional development opportunities, and grants are for congregations developing programs for their local communities.

Download here:
RE&WIM Grant Application       RE&WIM Scholarship Application


Expanding the Narrative

John Calvin and Martin Luther come to mind for many Presbyterians as heroes of the Reformation. But women also played significant roles, and thanks to a new six-part series from Theocademy, their stories have become more accessible.

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Resources

Thursday in Black

Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community Churchwide Antiracism Policy

Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community Antiracism Study Guide

Katie Cannon Scholarships

Leadership Development Resources

Read the Racial Equity Torch

RE&WIM Brochure

Facism Racism Resources


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 »

Ten Things Your Congregation Can Do About Domestic Violence

In every congregation of every faith, victims, survivors and abusers sit in our pews. Some are listening for words of recognition, understanding, comfort and healing, hoping to hear that the church stands with them and wants them to choose life. All need to hear a clear message that domestic violence is against the will of… Read more »
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