The Pastors’ Wives Ministry (PWM) of Bibb Baptist Association meets several times through-out the year to encourage the Pastors’ Wives whose husbands are serving as Senior Pastors (Bi-Vocation or Full Time) in our Bibb Baptist Association.
Our meetings are designed to be a time of encouragement and refreshment. We hope you will join us as we come together as one body to uplift each other in prayer.
We will be putting together a collective group list of all of our names and email addresses at our next meeting so we may keep in contact with each other through-out the year. We encourage you to get to know one another by going to lunch together, sharing prayer request and building each other up in the Word. “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” -- I Thessalonians 5:11
Other Opportunities for Fellowship:
Revive our Hearts with Nancy Leigh DeMoss annually hosts a True Woman Conference. Pastor’s Wives are given a scholarship to attend. For more information, please go to www.reviveourhearts.com/events/2014/10/9/true-woman-14. (It might be fun to get a group together from BBA to go!)
The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions Evangelism Conference annually hosts a Pastor’s Wives luncheon typically in February. Be on the look-out for upcoming information for the 2014 luncheon at www.alsbom.org – BBA will also post information regarding this luncheon as soon as received.
RESOURCES FOR PASTORS WIVES OF BIBB BAPTIST ASSOCIATION
The North American Mission Board of the SBC has designed a blog just for Pastor’s Wives. It is a wonderful way to obtain encouragement whenever you need it – no matter the time of day! We encourage you to visit www.flourish.me .
www.mymissionfulfilled.com (go here for a great blog to help you establish younger WMU groups within your church as well as a great place for encouragement)
www.wmu.org (go here for information on the WMU organization which is an auxiliary of the SBC that encourages missions within the local church as well as supporting missions world-wide)
www.proverbs31.org (go here for encouragement in fulfilling our roles as a Proverbs 31 Woman)
www.kaywarren.com (go here to download her Pastors’ Wives Resource Book as well as purchase her materials to encourage the Pastor’s Wife)
(website for the Southern Baptist Convention – go here to stay up-to-date on SBC News happenings)
(website for the Alabama Baptist State Convention- go here for upcoming event information)
www.namb.net – (website for the North American Mission Board)
www.imb.org – (website for the International Mission Board)
www.nobts.edu/womensacademic/ministrywivesschedule.html - (website for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA – go here if you are interested in furthering your ministry as a Pastor’s Wife and would like to obtain a Ministry Wives Certificate online through NOBTS . The Ministry Wife Certificate is designed to provide encouragement, direction, and training for ministry wives in biblical studies, marriage and family matters, personal spiritual growth, and practical skills.
BOOKS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE PASTOR’S WIFE
A Handbook for Minister’s Wives – by Dorothy Kelley Patterson
A Life that Says Welcome – by Karen Ehman
A Woman after God’s Own Heart – by Elizabeth George
Being a Minister’s Wife & Being Yourself – by Nancy Pannell
Conversation Peace – by Mary A. Kassian
Counsel for Pastors’ Wives – by Diane Langberg
Devotions for Ministry Wives – by Barbara Hughes
From One Ministry Wife to Another – by Suzie Hawkins
Heart to Heart with Pastors’ Wives – by Lynn Dugan
Heaven at Home – by Ginger Plowman
Help, I’m a Pastor’s Wife – by Michele Buckingham
High Call, High Privilege – by Gail MacDonald
His Loving Law our Lasting Legacy – by Jani Ortlund
I’m More than the Pastor’s Wife – by Lorna Dobson
In My Father’s House – by Mary A. Kassian
Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands - by Paul David Tripp
Lean Hard on Jesus – by Joyce Rogers
Lose the Halo, Keep the Wings – by Virginia Wilson
Parents in Ministry – by Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Armour Patterson
The Hidden Person of the Heart – by Minister’s Wives Gathered by Janet Wicker
The Personal touch – Encouraging Others through Hospitality – by Rachael Crabb
Where’s Mom? The High Calling of Wives & Mothers – Dorothy Kelley Patterson
You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes – by Lisa McKay
If you have a link, blog, or book that you would like to add to our List of Resources for the Bibb Baptist Association PWM page, please contact Mrs. Wanda at 926-7866.