Women’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.
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.