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Upcoming Engagements


WLI-Color LogoApril 1, 2016
Scholastica Luncheon
for Women in Ministry
Report from the Thailand Pilgrimage
Scarritt-Bennett Center
Nashville, Tennessee
11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Register Here

Festival+Young+PreachersApril 7, 2016
Festival of Young (Women) Preachers
Sponsored by the Alliance of Baptists
Eden Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
4:15 p.m. Celebration and wrap up
“Eileen Campbell-Reed will be celebrating how far we have come and offering hopes and dreams for the future.”
Register Here

bearing_courageApril 8-10, 2016
Alliance of Baptists Annual Convocation
1:00 p.m. Workshops Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9
Handing on Wisdom: Teaching and Learning in Story Circles
Both workshops will present basic guidance for teaching and learning in story circles, launching the conversation with stories about gender and race shaping church leadership. Friday’s Workshop will use Lectio Divina (read, reflect, respond, rest) and Saturday’s Workshop will use the Ignatian practice of Examen (testing for consolation or desolation) to invite participants into exploring their personal stories and seeking wisdom for church leadership.
Register for the Alliance meeting here.

April 10-13, 2016
Synod of Mid-America
Kansas City, Kansas
Selah: A Sabbath Experience for Pastors:
A Time to Pause, Reflect, and Relax

April 12, 2016
Presentation on Anatomy of a Schism and Book Signing
Central Seminary
Kansas City, Missouri

Pam CBFAR 2012Friday, April 29, 2016
Scholastica Luncheon for Women in Ministry
special guest Dr. Pamela R. Durso
Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville, Tennessee
11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Register Here

May 23-25, 2016
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion and
Baptist History and Heritage Society joint gathering
Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Past Events


Friday, February 19, 2016
Scholastica Luncheon for Women in Ministry
Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville, Tennessee
11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Register Here

Sunday, February 21, 2016
Circle of Mercy, Asheville, North Carolina
Conversation about Gender and Ministry
3:45 p.m.

Eileen C-R Event+MarsHillMonday, February 22, 2016
Mars Hill University, Mars Hill, North Carolina
Lunch and Conversation
11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Wake Forest University School of Divinity
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Alliance of Baptists Day
11:00 a.m. Chapel – Preaching
2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
“I Just Want to Do Ministry!”
The Impact of Gender Past and Future
What changes to ordained ministry have opened up in the last 50 years as women became fuller participants? Anatomy of a Schism by Eileen Campbell-Reed is an extended case study of the impact for Baptists. She shows how putting clergywomen’s narratives at the center of the conversation leads to new theological and psychological understandings of religious identity and social changes over the last five decades. Join the conversation about the impact of gender on seminary, calling, and ministry with author and practical theologian, Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed, Dunn Chair of Baptist Studies, Dr. Bill Leonard, and Wake Divinity alum and pastor at First Baptist Church of Winston-Salem on Fifth, Rev. Emily Hull McGee.  

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Evening Book Discussion
Event details TBA

CampbellReed_Schism_revWednesday, February 24, 2016
Duke University School of Divinity
Baptist House of Studies
12:15 p.m. Lunch and Conversation
“I Just Want to Do Ministry!” 
The Impact of Gender and Race on Ministry
What changes to ordained ministry have opened up in the last 50 years as women became fuller participants? Anatomy of a Schism by Eileen Campbell-Reed is an extended case study of the impact for Baptists. She shows how putting clergywomen’s narratives at the center of the conversation leads to new theological and psychological understandings of religious identity and social changes over the last five decades. Join us for a conversation about the impact of gender and intersections of race on calling, seminary, and ministry with author and practical theologian at Central Tennessee, Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Olin T. Binkley Baptist Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
6:10 p.m. Conversation

March 11-20, 2016
Thailand Pilgrimage
Central Seminary’s Women’s Leadership Initiative

unnamedMay 3, 2015
Nashville, Tennessee
“Continuing the Conversation on Race: Humanity, Hope and Action”
Presentation on my journey to understanding and repenting from “white privilege”




May 17-20, 2015
Synod of Mid-America
Gathering for Pastoral Sustenance (GPS)

January 28-30, 2015
Learning Pastoral Imagination Consultation
Auburn Seminary, New York City

November 22, 2014
Association of Practical Theology meeting
In conjunction with the American Academy of Religion
San Diego, California

Talk: “Emerging Employment Spaces: Alternative Pathways”
Video Link
Panel Discussion: Forming Practical Theologians for Emerging Spaces of Employment

How, and how well, is theological education meeting the needs of a shifting employment landscape? This session examines how practical theologians and theological institutions form students for work outside of tenure-track employment in academic life, and/or religious/church leadership, toward livelihood in emerging spaces of work.

Jaco Hamman, Vanderbilt University, Presiding
Stephen Graham, Association of Theological Schools
Katherine Turpin, Iliff School of Theology
Michel Andraos, Catholic Theological Union
Valerie Bridgeman, WomanPreach! Inc.
Eileen Campbell-Reed, Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Barbara McClure, Brite Divinity School

BSK Course Flyer + CHS 619 + Campbell-Reed

June 2-6, 16-19, 2014
Baptist Seminary of Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky
MDiv Course

“Pastoral Ethnography: Attending to Gender, Race and Class in Context”
Credit: 3 hours

To register:
Contact BSK’s director of admissions:
Jarrod Lopez ([email protected]).

Sample of Class Covenant 

January 15, 2014

Presentation: “Contemplative Prayer”
Donelson Presbyterian Church
Nashville, Tennessee

November 23-26, 2013
American Academy of Religion: Psychology Culture and Religion Group
Paper: “To Survey Silence: The Paradox and Promise of a Practice”
Baltimore, Maryland

September 24, 2013
Gathering for Pastoral Sustenance (new pastors)
Synod of Mid-America (Presbyterian Church, USA)
Merrilac Center, Leavenworth, Kansas

September 10-12, 2013
Ecclesiology and Ethnography Conference
Saint John’s College, Durham University, United Kingdom,
Presentation: “Living Testaments: How Women’s Ministry Renews Ecclesial Imagination for the Church”

April 18-20, 2013
Academy of Religious Leadership – 2013 Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL
Paper: “Ministry as Spiritual Practice: How Pastors Learn to See and Respond to the ‘More’ of a Situation
Presenting with Christian Scharen, co-director, Learning Pastoral Imagination Project

November 8-11, 2012
National Women’s Studies Association 2012 Conference
Oakland, CA
Roundtable:The Future of Feminism in American Evangelicalism: Southern Baptist Battles as a Case Study
Scheduled Time: Sat, Nov 10 – 12:50pm – 2:05pm
Building/Room: Oakland Marriott / Grand Ballroom G
Panelists: Betsy Flowers, Karen Seat, Susan Shaw, Eileen Campbell-Reed

September 9-11, 2012
Ecclesiology and Ethnography Conference
St. John’s College, Durham, England
Paper: From Imagining Ministry to Pastoral Imagination: 
An Ethnographic Study of New Ministers

May 21-22, 2012
Ecclesiology and Ethnography Conference
Luther Seminary (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Paper: “Field Notes: What Pastoral Theology May Offer and Learn from Understandings of Theological Ethnography”

Saturday, May 12, 2012
10:00 a.m.
Commencement Address
Baptist Seminary of Kentucky (Georgetown, Kentucky)

February 21-22, 2012
Gathering for Pastoral Sustenance
Synod of Mid-America (Presbyterian Church, USA)
Merrilac Center, Leavenworth, Kansas

January 23-24, 2012
“Christian Life and Witness” Conference
Paper Presentation: “What’s Wisdom Got to Do with It? Shifting from a One-Directional Influence Model to Situated Faithful Practice in Church and School”

January 9-18, 2012
Baptist Seminary of Kentucky (Georgetown, Kentucky)
Intensive Course “Prayer and Pastoral Care”

Saturday, January 7, 2012
American Society of Church History 2012 Winter Meeting (Chicago, Illinois)
Presentation: “(Sub)mission: How Clergywomen Re-imagine Baptist Identity and Reinterpret Schism”
Panel: Conflict and Compromise: Theorizing Gender in Southern Baptist Life

Monday,  November 21, 2011
American Academy of Religion: Religion and the Social Sciences Section and Practical Theology Group
(San Francisco, California)
Presentation with Christian Scharen: “Ethnography on Holy Ground: Practical Theology, Shared Silence, and Qualitative Interviewing”

Friday, November 18, 2011
American Academy of Religion – Psychology, Culture and Religion Pre-session (San Francisco, California)
Presentation: “Centering Prayer and its Implications for Theological and Psychological Anthropology”
Session: Intersections of Meditation Practice with Theories and Theologies of Personhood and Clinical Practice

Monday, October 17, 2011
“Heightening the Role of Women in Baptist Life” (Monthly Teleconference)
Topic: “Looking Deeper at Challenges Faced by Women in Ministry” featuring a case study of Anna and her desire for chaplaincy endorsement which brings into view the “servanthood dilemma.”

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