Intercultural Ministries

Rev Christine Smith Intercultural Luncheon takes you
“Beyond the Stained Glass Ceiling”

Annual Conference 2014
Thursday, 3 July 2014 @ 12:00

“The concept of the glass ceiling is not new. In the secular realm, the glass ceiling represents the barrier that prevents qualified individuals from excelling beyond a certain level due to their race, gender, or orientation. For those of us who serve in the sacred or religious realm, we know it as the stained glass ceiling, referring to the barriers imposed by churches.”

– Rev. Christine A. Smith, M. Div
Senior Pastor of Covenant Baptist Church, Wicklifee Ohio
From her book Beyond the Stained Glass Ceiling:
Equipping and Encouraging Female Pastors

Available on: Amazon | Judson Press

Rev. Smith will share her insights and wisdom about addressing the interlocking injustices of sexism and racism within the contemporary church. Seating is limited so buy your tickets early!

If you haven't already bought tickets, please e-mail Gimbiya Kettering at

What does it mean to be God’s family? The Church of the Brethren has committed itself to being transformed completely—as individuals, as congregations, as a denomination—so that we continually grow into the vision of Revelation 7:9. We seek to be separate no more.

After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. (Revelation 7:9)

Read the Annual Conference paper, "Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Church."