WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
An Annual Ministerium Event at Midwinter
#WomenInLeadership #Elevate #Authorized #Advocating #Advancing
2020 MIDWINTER in Chicago, IL
The second annual Women in Leadership event was held the afternoon before Midwinter 2020 started and gathered over 120 women! We heard from a variety of diverse women leaders speaking about how to ELEVATE OUR LEADERSHIP; we also honored the Indigenous land that we gathered on, heard from the Mosaic Commission, prayed over the women gathered, networked, and met in break-out groups to focus on Authorizing women in leadership, Advocating for survivors of abuse/assault and discrimination, and Advancing women of color/racial justice (which included groups for WOC and for white women.)
We also shared the exciting news that the Ministerium is launching three new annual scholarships to recognize Women Leaders who preach, lead, and advocate, to be awarded at each Ministerium Annual Meeting. Read more to the right and nominate women for each of these scholarships online.
2019 MIDWINTER in Denver, CO
Our first-ever gathering for Women In Leadership happened just before Midwinter 2019 began - over 140 women showed up! We heard from our female Superintendents, had a Q&A about leadership, and then broke into three groups for deeper strategic conversations that addressed: Authorizing women in leadership, Advocating for abuse survivors and recovery ministries, and Advancing women of color and racial justice. There are several conversations and projects that were started as a result of the gatherings and are in process. As God provides leaders for this ministry area to grow, we are excited to see our future opportunities to connect and influence our wider church through empowered women in leadership!
#womeninleadership #authorized #advocating #advancing
Nominate here: LINK TBD. Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2020.
MINISTERIUM AWARD | ShePreaches
To be awarded to a woman with exceptional preaching abilities - whose proclamation of the Good News speaks truth and breathes life into those whom she disciples, teaches, and impacts.
MINISTERIUM AWARD | SheLeads
To be awarded to a woman with exceptional leadership capacities - whose authority, wisdom, and creativity builds up ministries and people to be more effective and strong Gospel witnesses.
MINISTERIUM AWARD | SheAdvocates
To be awarded to a woman with exceptional gifts of advocating
- whose courage, resilience, and faithfulness empowers others and brings liberation and hope to the vulnerable and oppressed.
All nominations must be women who are member in good standing of the ECC Ministerium, have been active in ministry for at least ten years, and are not employed full-time by Covenant Offices. Diverse candidates with experience representative of our ECC Affirmations are encouraged. Each scholarship awarded will include a gift of $1,000.00, financial support to attend the Ministerium Annual Meeting to receive the award, and being celebrated and recognized throughout our church leadership. Nominations will be weighted and scholarships recipients chosen by a committee of Ministerium Officers - Exec.Bd. members, Mosaic Commission reps, and ACCW and CBGE reps.