Women Thriving in Ministry

Women Thriving in Ministry is an initiative of Asbury Theological Seminary, made possible by funding from the Lilly Endowment Thriving in Ministry grant. The purpose of this program is to engage women in the discernment, development, and practice of vocational ministry through mentorship and discipleship in small group settings and through on-going access to resources. WTIM encourages women in their first five years of ministry to band together in small groups of 5 or less and follow an 18-24 month curriculum program created specifically to address needs and challenges faced in early-career ministry. The program also provides on-going access to ministry and leadership-development resources, including books, video interviews, sermons, and presentations by women in ministry. The Women Thriving in Ministry community is a collective of Asbury Seminary staff, experienced on-the-ground mentors across the U.S., Africa & the Philippines, and clergywomen across the world serving in their first five years of ministry.

Developing pathways and resources for women in their first five year of ministry to THRIVE in the local church
Creating a robust culture of support for women preparing for ministry at Asbury Theological Seminary.