• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)

    Women's Day 2019

    Sisters Seeking Wholeness

    Hermanas Buscando Plenitud

    Women’s Day 2019
    Friday, June 21, 2019

    9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Virginia Beach Convention Center
    1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

    (Immediately preceding the 2019 ABCUSA Biennial Mission Summit)

    "They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
    -- Jeremiah 17:8 (NIV)

    Keynote Speaker/Bible Study Leader:  Dr. Jessica Young Brown
    Dr. Jessica Young Brown is a counseling psychologist who serves as Assistant Professor of Counseling and Practical Theology at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. In this capacity she teaches and provides consultation and program development on issues of vocation, spiritual formation, and human development. Dr. Brown is also a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in private practice, and provides education and consultation to churches and community organizations on mental health and organizational issues.  In her clinical practice, Dr. Brown focuses on women’s issues and relational concerns. Click here to read full bio.

    Luncheon Speaker:  Dr. Jolene Erlacher
    Dr. Jolene Erlacher founded Leading Tomorrow in 2013 with the aim of equipping churches, businesses, schools, missions agencies and other organizations for effective inter-generational leadership in an evolving culture.  Her passion for equipping a new generation of leaders emerged from various leadership experiences in education and ministry.
         Erlacher worked for eight years at North Central University, specializing in leadership training, student development and personnel management. During that time, she identified the need for building awareness of generational differences as young leaders entered the workplace, especially in ministry contexts. Click here to read full bio.

    Music Leader:  Dr. Patrice Turner
    Dr. Patrice E. Turner received the Doctor of Education degree in Music and Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in May 2009. Her dissertation is titled Mentoring Music Educators in Gospel Music Pedagogy in the Classroom, sponsored by Professor Lori A. Custodero and seconded by Professor Harold F. Abeles. She received the Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, the Bachelor of Music Education degree in Choral and General Music, and the Master of Arts degree in Music Education from The Ohio State University. As an undergraduate, she had a concentration in African and African American Studies. Patrice is also a recipient of the Master of Education degree in Music & Music Education from Teachers College. Her first article, “Getting Gospel Going,” was published in Music Educators Journal (December 2008). A second article, “The Sacred and the Secular: Where Do We Draw the Line?” was published in The Journal of Religious Thought (Volume 59, Nos. 1-2 and Volume 60, No. 1, 2006-2007).
         On January 1, 2018, Patrice became the first female Director of Worship & The Arts at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where the Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock is the Senior Pastor. Ebenezer is the spiritual home of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Click here to read full bio.

    Women's Day Schedule
    8:30 – 10:00 am Check-in
    (*Registration is with the ABCUSA Biennial Mission Summit; upon your arrival, please go to the Biennial Mission Summit registration area first. Once you’ve received your Women’s Day nametag, come to our check-in for your other Women’s Day materials.)
    9:00 am     American Baptist Women’s Ministries Annual Business Meeting
    10:00 am Morning Session
    12:00 – 1:30 pm Luncheon
    1:30 – 3:30 pm Afternoon Session

    Come for Women’s Day, stay for the Biennial Mission Summit!  American Baptist Women's Ministries is hosting four (4) 90-minute ministry tracks on Saturday and Word and Witness on Sunday morning. Click here for more information.

    Your $75 Women’s Day ticket price includes all sessions and the luncheon program. American Baptist Women's Ministries has additional ticket options for those who are unable to attend the entire program:
    Morning session only - $45
    Luncheon - $40

    Registration is now open! Register for Women’s Day through the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit registration process. Registration closes on June 7, 2019.

    Register online & pay by credit card -- Click here to register online.

    Register by mail & pay by check -- Click here to download the print version of the registration form.


    Travel and Lodging
    Find travel and lodging information at the ABCUSA Mission Summit page at www.americanbaptists2019.com.

    Contact the American Baptist Women's Ministries office at info@abwomensministries.org or (610) 768-2288.

    Po Box 851 · Valley Forge, PA · 19482-0851
    (610) 768-2288 · info@abwministries.org