Women's Leadership Initiative Blog

Mentoring in Ministry: Extending Grace

By Eileen R. Campbell-Reed    “I was just as afraid as you were, Karynthia, that it would be a failure.” Dr. Patricia Brock laughed at this admission, but she was speaking honestly…. Read more »


Mentoring and Ministry: Reading a Life Story

By Eileen R. Campbell-Reed    At the first Scholastica luncheon of this year we brought together a panel of women in ministry to talk about their experiences of mentoring. The conversation was rich and… Read more »


Elephants and Jesus

By Kelly Moreland Jones There’s an elephant in every room with me now. It wasn’t there last year and I’m trying to figure out how we can be roommates. I often feel… Read more »


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Cultural Competence and the “Golden Rule”

Note: Two students in the Women’s Leadership Initiative traveled to Pine Ridge, South Dakota, a Lakota Indian Reservation, for a pilgrimage experience in June. This blog shares the experience of one student,… Read more »


Transformative Outlook on Women in Ministerial Leadership

By Karynthia A. G. Phillips The pilgrimage to Thailand with the Women’s Leadership Initiative team from Central Tennessee was for me a demonstrative portrait of God’s creative work. The various organizations we visited… Read more »


Anatomy of a Schism – May 15 Book Event

Nashville, Tenn. – What would happen if the lives of five Baptist clergywomen were set at the center of a conversation about changes to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) over the last… Read more »


Experiencing God’s Love In A Different Place

By Alisha Smith Haddock God’s love knows no boundaries. In the Buddhist country of Thailand, I saw God clearly at work on behalf of people that had similar issues and problems as… Read more »


Thailand Pilgrimage: Cultivating Love

By Jennifer Thomas   “God language can tie people into knots, of course. In part, that is because ‘God’ is not God’s name. Referring to the highest power we can imagine, ‘God’… Read more »


Thailand Pilgrimage: “The World as My Parish”

By Marie C. King “I look upon all the world as my parish; thus far I mean, that in whatever part of it I am, I judge it meet, right, and my bounden… Read more »