Baptist Women in Ministry (BWM) seeks a five- year grant for partial support to enhance its current Mentoring Program. This endeavor will identify women ministers who are serving in their first three years of ministry or in their first three years as senior pastors and provide them with networks of encouragement through placement in a peer group, which will be led by a seasoned minister mentor. The program will be expanded to two years, during which the ministers and mentors will gather as cohorts for three retreats and meet once a month via video conferencing. The retreats and monthly meetings will introduce and provide participants with educational, theological, and leadership resources. In addition, the mentors will receive training and ongoing support. BWM will incorporate the enhanced Mentoring Program into its operating budget and seek new sources of funding from churches, foundations, and individuals.
Baptist Women in Ministry Mentoring Program