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

    Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop for Clergy

     Clergy are invited to join us on Monday, January 29, 2024, 1:00 PM-4:30 PM EDT, for a virtual Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop.

    American Baptist Women’s Ministries is partnering with American Baptist Home Mission Societies for a Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop for Clergy. This workshop will enable clergy to come together in a safe and intentional manner to learn ways to support and aid those in their communities who are suffering from Domestic Violence. The Bible study will take familiar scripture text and look at it through the lens of domestic violence. Together, we will reflect and see how our actions and inactions may impact a survivor in our families, churches, and communities. Clergy will receive Continuing Education Units (CEU) for this workshop. 

    Topics Covered
    • Biblical Exploration of Violence
    • Domestic violence behaviors
    • Supporting victims & survivors
    • Issues of faith & domestic violence
    • Safety planning for victims & the church
    • Referring & issues of confidentiality
    • Responding to & supporting abusers

    Register Now! 
    Register now for the virtual training. Registration fee is $79. Click here to register using ABHMS' Center for Continuous Learning. 

    Cancellation Policy – Refunds forfeit a $30 processing fee. Refunds will be issued at the discretion of American Baptist Women's Ministries. Written cancellation notice must be received by January 1, 2024. No refund notification requests will be honored after January 1, 2024. Written cancellation notice may be emailed to info@abwomensministries.org.

    Bible Study Leader
    Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain is the Executive Director for American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) and is a member of the National Executive Council for American Baptist Churches, USA. Rev. Dr. Gina served as the Transitional Pastor for First Baptist Church of New Market in Piscataway, New Jersey; Interim Pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey; Associate Regional Pastor for Women in Ministry for American Baptist Churches of New Jersey (ABCNJ); and is an Associate Minister of Christian Education at St. Paul Baptist Church in Montclair, New Jersey. Click here to read Rev. Dr. Jacobs-Strain's full bio.

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