Online mutual support proposed for young women in ministry




Image from 2014 Clergywomen's retreat
Photo by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford

On behalf of the Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry, Amy Ritchie—a spiritual director and former Bethany Theological Seminary staff—has extended an invitation to women in ministry, ages 25-40, for a monthly virtual gathering.

This gathering will happen via Zoom videoconferencing on the second Tuesday of each month for one hour, beginning at noon (Eastern Time). Ritchie will facilitate the conversation, and the agenda will be brought by the participants who participate online. These calls will offer “a time of wisdom-sharing, idea generation, and support among young women.”

The first call will be Oct. 9. To receive the Zoom link, contact Ritchie at amy@persimmonstudio.org. All young women in ministry, whether credentialed or non-credentialed, are welcome. “The space will be held with an intention of support, loving kindness, and the presence of God,” Ritchie says. The Office of Ministry envisions additional future conference calls and welcomes ideas and suggestions for ministry focus areas. For more details or further conversation, contact officeofministry@brethren.org.

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