Closing the Mentoring Gap
This week more than 2,000 Baptists, who openly support the call of women to pastoral ministry, will gather in Atlanta for worship, learning and networking. The General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and annual meeting of Baptist Women in Ministry will feature and celebrate women’s preaching voices, gifts for ministry and leadership. Yet the percentage of women employed as pastors in CBF churches remains under 6 percent. One key to closing the gender gapis mentoring that helps women improve their skills and knowledge for ministry and puts them fully into the networks that lead to jobs.