American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is seeking grant applicants for the Beyond the Stained-Glass Ceiling: Equipping and Encouraging Female Pastors Fund.
This fund provides grants to female Black and African-American ordained pastors who lead churches with under 300 members for salary support, continuing education, and self-care support. The Rev. Chris Smith had a vision of providing support to African-American women ministers who were leading small congregations, many struggling financially. Buoyed by this prophetic calling, Smith authored her groundbreaking book, “Beyond the Stained-Glass Ceiling: Equipping and Encouraging Female Pastors” (Judson Press, 2013). Restoration Ministries of Greater Cleveland, Inc., the church pastored by Smith, has established an endowed fund with ABHMS that will support at least two African-American female pastors yearly who serve congregations of 300 or fewer members as senior solo pastor. ABHMS invites contributions to the Fund at any time.
The Grant Application requires the applicant to submit general information, two letters of recommendation, and a brief essay. The application window is open from September 13, 2021 through October 18, 2021. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on October 18, 2021. If you have any questions about this application, please contact Rev. Lauren Lisa Ng, director of Leadership Empowerment at ABHMS at Lauren.Ng@abhms.org or 610-768-2417.
who fits the criteria for this grant, please refer them to this link to apply: https://abhomemissions.formstack.com/forms/abhms_beyond_the_stained_glass_ceiling_application