To be a catalyst in Baptist life, drawing together women and men in partnership with God, to illuminate, advocate, and nurture the gifts and graces of women.
First came the T-Shirts—bright aqua-colored T-Shirts that read “This is What a Preacher Looks Like.”
In 2008, Baptist Women in Ministry produced and distributed the T-Shirts during the celebration of the organization’s twenty-fifth anniversary, and the T-Shirts were a big hit. They were colorful and fun and stirred up conversation.
Baptist women bought them and proudly wore them. Mothers purchased them for their daughters. Seminarians were seen wearing them in class. Husbands ordered them as gifts for their wives. Church leaders gave them to women who preached in their churches. And several fathers inquired as to whether the T-Shirts came in toddler sizes. The T-Shirts were a big hit, while they lasted! We have sold out!
Next came the book. Late in 2008, Smyth and Helwys editor, Keith Gammons, contacted Baptist Women in Ministry about putting together a collection of sermons using “This is What a Preacher Looks Like” as the title. In May 2010, Smyth and Helwys will release This is What a Preacher Looks Like: Sermons by Baptist Women in Ministry, a collection of thirty-eight sermons by thirty-six Baptist women. See more information about the book and the preachers included.