The call to church leadership comes as we sense a bigger purpose in our lives, or feel a tap on the shoulder by someone who believes in our potential to bring wisdom and compassion to the Church of the Brethren. When Womaen’s Caucus learned that half the nominees for the Annual Conference ballot never fill out the Nominee Information Form (and, therefore, are never considered for the ballot), we grieved all those gifted and faithful individuals who do not serve at denominational tables of leadership.
This year, Womaen’s Caucus is elevating denominational attention to processes for electing leaders with special attention on the barriers faced by women and marginalized persons as they seek to fulfill their calling into leadership of the Church of the Brethren.
Come, join two new online, hourlong webinars dedicated to growing our pool of future church leaders, both in numbers and perspective. The window for receiving nominations for the AC ballot is open, so invite others within your congregation and district to participate, too. To attend either workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive a short document that will provide background information.
LEADERSHIP IN THE CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN webinar – Tuesday, August 24, 8 pm Eastern
Hosted jointly by Annual Conference leaders and the Womaen’s Caucus Steering Committee, this workshop will describe the steps that are taken to receive nominations for the AC ballot and the series of events and considerations that conclude with the AC election itself. During this live discussion, participants can offer questions and comments. This session will be recorded for later access on the Womaen’s Caucus website, and will help frame the conversation for the October 5 workshop: Counting the Cost in Leadership Development.