BWIM is issuing an CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the 2022 Frankie Huff Granger Distinguished Mentor Award and the BWIM Church of Excellence Award!

The Distinguished Mentor is someone who:
--Demonstrates a commitment to nurturing the callings and giftedness of Baptist women ministers through their time, energy, and personal investment
--Displays dedication to advocacy for the affirmation and elevation of women in ministry and leadership among Baptists
--Is a seasoned minister or layperson who has several decades of participation and service in Baptist life, and is an active member of a congregation affiliated with Baptists.
--Exhibits integrity and spiritual maturity in their personal and professional life

The Church of Excellence is a congregation who:
--Affirms and ordains women for all expressions of ministry and leadership
--Demonstrates support of women in ministry by taking action to eliminate barriers for women in ministry and leadership in their congregation
--Nurtures and cultivates the callings of women of all ages, calls women to leadership positions, and intentionally creates a supportive environment for women ministers in their midst
--Advocates for women beyond their own congregational community
--Is affiliated with a Baptist denominational group

Nominations can be made online and include (1) information about the nominee;
(2) a letter of recommendation; and (3) contact information for others who might be willing to recommend the nominee.

Nominations are due March 31. You can find full information including previous nominees and nomination forms online by clicking the buttons below.
BWIM's Month of Preaching is happening this month!

We are so grateful for all the churches who have already registered their participation in BWIM Month of Preaching and we look forward to learning about many more!

It's not too late to join in this important emphasis (even if your participation winds up being a little later than February). For churches that regularly have women preachers, consider asking a woman who does not receive opportunities like a seminary or college student. For churches who do not have women preach often, consider this a chance to be consistent in communicating to your congregation that women's voices and gifts are equal in value to those of men.

We have multiple resources for you to use in worship including videos which introduce BWIM Month of preaching, bulletin inserts, and worship suggestions.

In 2022, we are pleased to be able to also offer children's worship bulletins for use during your Month of Preaching participation! There are two versions--one with the preacher wearing a stole, and one with the preacher not wearing a stole to account for differences in worship style.
Don't forget to register your Month of Preaching participation with us by filling out the form linked below! We would love for you to also email a picture of your preacher to [email protected] so we can share it on BWIM's social media. If you choose, you can also celebrate your preacher by sending a donation to BWIM in her honor!

As we work together toward a Baptist world that affirms and elevates the leadership of women, being able to see and hear women in the pulpit is a crucial way we can help people develop a vision for more inclusive leadership.
The next in our series of Ministry Search Conversations will be on Thursday, February 24, 12:30 EST / 11:30 CST. The discussion will revolve around the interview process for women in ministry. Featured guests will be two women who recently went through ministry searches--Rev. Mary Alice Birdwhistell, pastor of Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, KY, and Rev. Natasha Nedrick, Minister of Discipleship, Central Baptist Church, St. Louis, MO.

The final conversation will discuss the search process from a committee standpoint. The featured guests will be two people who recently served on pastoral search committees--Mandy McMichael from Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, TX and Lance Wallace from Parkway Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.

Even if you didn't register for the first conversation, you can still register today to participate in the second and third ones!
BWIM Celebrates Black History Month
Harriet Baker
BWIM is honored to share weekly reflections honoring Black women of
faith in celebration of


Learn more about these and other powerful women by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
Lucy Turner Smith
BWIM Social Media and Blog Series
Dr. Wilda Gafney has created a new lectionary featuring the stories and experiences of women each week of the liturgical year.

BWIM is following Dr. Gafney's Year W lectionary with a devotional blog series that we publish each Friday. Here are a few of the recent blog posts we have featured:
Epiphany III, by Carrie Veal, Executive Minister of Community and Engagement, Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC
Epiphany IV, by Sejana Yoo, Truett Seminary Student
Epiphany V (featuring original artwork!), by Tina Bailey, artist, minister and CBF Field Personnel
Epiphany VI, by Meredith Stone, BWIM Executive Director

Each Wednesday Baptist Women in Ministry shares wellness photos of women ministers engaged in self-care activities. If you would like to share a self-care photo in 2022, send your pic and a brief description about how the activity helps your personal well-being to [email protected]. Stay Well! Pictured here is Daynette Snead Perez, Domestic Disaster Response Manager, CBF. Daynette says, ""From East to West, biking in North Carolina has been my favorite wellness activity. My focus is simple. Navigate the road and enjoy the ride!"
Laura Brod, music director, Central Baptist Church, Ghent, Norfolk, VA.

Lisa Clayton, pastor, Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Boonton Township, NJ.

Jamie Kipfer, interim minister of education and administration, First Baptist Church, Southern Pines, NC.

Molly Marshall, president, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, St. Paul, MN.

Meagan Vizard, co-pastor, First Baptist Church of Erwin, NC, beginning Sunday, March 6, 2022.
We Want To Celebrate Your Ordination!

If you know a Baptist woman who has been ordained or will be ordained, please email names and pictures (if possible) to [email protected]. BWIM wants to share in celebrating congregational affirmation of all women in ministry, and it helps us to keep records of all of the women in Baptist life who are ordained.

Rev. Hollis Dudgeon (pictured) was ordained on February 6 by Faith Baptist Church in Georgetown, KY.

Shannon Speller was ordained on Jan. 26 by Zebulon Baptist Church in Zebulon, NC.

Danica Vaughn was ordained on Jan. 30 by First Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan.
Positions are listed by state, city, open position, church name. BWIM collects these openings from a wide variety of sources, and the degree of openness to women ministers among the listed churches varies. In its effort to advocate, network, and connect, BWIM provides this list as a resource to those searching for ministry positions.  Positions which are highlighted are from requests that came directly to BWIM.

Birmingham-Minister to Children and Their Families-Brookwood Baptist Church-closes 3/10/22
Mobile--Connections Minister-First Baptist Church-posted 8/18/21

Tucson-Pastor-Pantano Baptist Church-posted 8/17/21

Gainesville-Associate Pastor of Discipleship Ministries-First Baptist Church-posted 12/16/21
St. Petersburg--Pastor-First Baptist Church-posted 2/15/22

Augusta-Minister to Students-First Baptist Church-closes 4/3/22
Carrollton-Associate Pastor of Music and Worship-First Baptist Church-closes 5/31/22
Cornelia-Pastor-First Baptist Church-posted 9/20/21
Dunwoody-Discipleship Pastor-Dunwoody Baptist Church
Gainesville- Associate Pastor for Children-First Baptist Church Gainesville-closes 3/1/22
Gastonia-Pastor-Covenant Baptist Church-5/1/22
Forsyth-Pastor-Rocky Creek Baptist Church-posted 2/15/22
Hawkinsville-Associate Pastor to Families and Children-First Baptist Church-posted 2/15/22
Manchester-Assistant Pastor with a Focus on Youth-First Baptist Church-posted 2/15-22
Moultrie-Pastor-Trinity Baptist Church-posted 12/2/21
Troutville-Pastor-Pleasant Hill Baptist Church-posted 2/15/22

Carmi-Houseparent Couples-The Baptist Children’s Home-posted 2/15/22

Camden-Pastor-First Baptist Church
Terre Haute-Associate Pastor-First Baptist Church
West Lafayette-Pastor-Federated Church of West Lafayette

Danville-Minister to Children/Middle School Students-Lexington Avenue Baptist Church 
Mayfield-Minister of Music-Trace Creek Baptist Church

Newton Centre-Senior Minister-First Baptist Church-posted 1/3/22

Saint Paul-Pastor-Central Baptist Church-posted 11/6/21

St. Joseph-Pastor-Wyatt Park Baptist Church
St. Louis-Senior Pastor-Dayspring Baptist Church-posted 2/15/22

Syracuse-Pastor-Bellewood Baptist Church

Albemarle-Associate Pastor of Family Ministries-First Baptist-closes 3/15/22
Benson- Pastor-Bethlehem Christian Church
Boone-Associate Pastor-First Baptist Church
Burlington-Associate Pastor of Families and Digital Engagement-Grove Park Baptist Church, posted 8/20/21
Charlotte-Minister with Children and their Families-Providence Baptist Church-posted 2/6/22
Clemmons-Minister of Youth and Discipleship-First Baptist Church-posted 2/15/22
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship NC-Associate Executive Coordinator-closes 2/21/22
Durham-Executive Minister-Union Baptist Church-posted 1/11/22
Fuquay-Varina-Pastor-Bazzel Creek Missionary Baptist Church-posted 12/1/21
Greenville-Associate Pastor of Families, Formation and Community Engagement-The Memorial Baptist Church-posted 9/7/22
High Point-Director of Music-Emerywood Baptist Church, High Point, NC, posted 9/1/21
Lexington-Pastor-Jersey Baptist Church-closed 2/23/22
Smithfield-Minister to Children and Families-First Baptist Church-closes 3/4/22
Mount Holly-Minister of Music-First Baptist Church
Weaverville-Minister of Music (part-time)-First Baptist Church-posted 1/31/22
Winston-Salem-Associate Executive Coordinator-CBF NC-closes 2/21/22
Winston-Salem-Adult Faith Formation and Education Minister-Knollwood Baptist Church-closes 3-15-22

Charleston-Associate Pastor-Providence Church-posted 10/25/21
Greenville- Associate Youth and College Minister-First Baptist Church-closes 2/28/22
Rockhill- Associate Pastor for Spiritual Formation and Missions-Oakland Baptist Church

Clinton-Minister of Youth-First Baptist Church-posted 8/18/21

Beaumont-Pastor-Calder Baptist Church-posted 8/16/21
Belton-Pastor-Meadow Oaks Baptist Church-posted 10/20/21
Dallas-Children's Minister-Cliff Temple Baptist Church
Dallas-Director of Operations-Wilshire Baptist Church-posted 1/27/22
Houston-Pastor-River Oaks Baptist Church
Longview-Minister for Discipleship and Connections-First Baptist Church
Palmer-Pastor-First Baptist Church-posted 11/6/21
San Antonio-Pastor-Trinity Baptist Church-posted 1/18/22
Temple-Pastor-Meadow Oaks Baptist Church-posted 10/20/21
Universal City- Children's Minister-First Baptist Church

Alexandria-Pastor to Youth-First Baptist Church-posted 8/11/21
Annandale-Pastor of Youth and Young Adults-Parkwood Baptist Church
Ashland-Executive Director of Missions-Dover Baptist Association
Bedford-Pastor-Bedford Baptist Church-closes 2/20/22
Charlottesville-Associate Minister of Music & Worship-University Baptist Church-posted 9/1/21
Glen Allen-Director of Communications-Mount Vernon Baptist Church
Hampton-Associate Pastor Children and Youth Discipleship-Hampton Baptist Church
New Kent County-Pastor-Emmaus Baptist Church
Richmond-Pastoral Resident-First Baptist Church-closes- 2/28/22
Suffolk- Pastor-Bethlehem Christian Church
Troutville-Pastor-Troutville Baptist Church
State and Regional BWIM
Be sure to connect with your state or regional BWIM group for
events happening near you!
Laura Stephens-Reed

Brittany Stillwell

Courtney Jones

Katie Faison

Heartland (Kansas/Missouri)
Laurel Cluthe

Robin Sandbothe

Laura Levens
North Carolina
Ka'thy Gore Chappell

South Carolina
Cara Morgan

Eileen Campbell-Reed

Anyra Cano

Nancy McDaniel