Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Shepastor: The "Empowering and Encouraging Women in Ministry" Conference is Less Than One Month Away! Register Today!

Today, Shepastor Highlights the upcoming conference for clergywomen, "Empowering and Encouraging Women in Ministry." It would be wonderful to meet my sisters who weekly visit the Shepastor Blogsite! Check out details of the event below. I hope to see you in August!

"Empowering and Encouraging Women in Ministry"
A Conference for Female Clergy
Friday, August 26- Saturday, August 27, 2011
Hilton Hotel, Beachwood, Ohio

Sponsored by Women Together in Ministry of Greater Cleveland
In Partnership with American Baptist Home Missions Societies

Would you like to meet and network with other female clergy?

Do you need a refreshing, renewing and empowering experience
as you continue to serve in the ministry?

Are you praying for a greater understanding
of God's Call upon your life?

Then the “Empowering and Encouraging Women In Ministry”
Conference is for you!

Come and be refreshed, encouraged, enlightened and equipped to continue the work the Lord has blessed you to do.

Conference Speakers include:

- Pastor Michele Humphrey, Senior Pastor, Imani United Church of Christ, Euclid, Ohio

- The Reverend Dr. Wilma R. Johnson, Senior Pastor, New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, Detroit Michigan (Last year's host pastor of "Women Together Encouraging and Serving One Another")

Praise and Worship wil be led by Sister Joyce Lake, Singer/Soloist, Administrative Assistant, American Baptist Women In Ministry; Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Plenary Session:

The Reverend Dr. Stephanie Allen, Associate Pastor for Adult Education, Small Groups & Fellowship Groups, First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland – “Woman to Woman: The Historical, Theological and Societal Influences upon Our Relationships”

We'll be joined by supportive, "empowering and encouraging" men during our Panel Discussion, "Empowering and Encouraging Women in Ministry"

Senior Pastor, Judson Press author, and Scholar, The Reverend Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

Senior Pastor, Professor and Scholar, The Reverend Dr. Valentino Lassiter

Also on our panel will be,
The Reverend Marilyn Turner, Associate Executive Director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, Center for Missional Life and Leadership

The Reverend Pat Hernandez, National Director, American Baptist Women in Ministry

Workshops will include:

·The Reverend Yvonne B. Carter, American Baptist Home Mission Societies, Managing Director, Event Development; “Navigating The Course of Your Calling”

·The Reverend Courtney Clayton Jenkins, Senior Pastor, Euclid Avenue Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Cleveland, Ohio; “Fresh Power: Rekindling your Spirit”

·The Reverend Kesha Boyce Williams, Journalist, Associate Minister, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church; Cleveland, Ohio, “Hindrances to Women in Ministry”

Oh, Sisters, you will not want to miss this "feast" of empowerment and encouragement. Pre Register Today! - August 26-27th, 2011, Hilton Hotel, Beachwood, Ohio.

For more information, or to download the registration brochure, visit the WTIM website at and click on "Upcoming Events"

If you have any questions or comments, Post a comment or send me an email at

Until Next Wednesday,
In Faith, Hope and Perseverance,
Pastor Chris

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