CHICAGO, IL (February 21, 2013) – Nominations are now open for the 2013 Advocates For Covenant Clergy Women (ACCW) Awards. Nominations must be received before May 1.
The organization presents six awards – three in alternating years – during the Evangelical Covenant Church’s Annual Meeting. “We authored the awards program in 2006 to highlight the faithful service of women clergy and their male colleagues who advocate for them,” said Catherine Gilliard, ACCW president.
This year’s awards are:
The Priscilla Pastorate Grant – awarded to a full-time female pastor regardless of title in a Covenant church and a pastor in good standing in the Covenant Ministerium.
The Anderson/Nordlund Missionary Scholarship – provides for
continued training and education, awarded to a full-time female missionary called by the Covenant, on assignment through the Department of World Mission and supported by a local Covenant congregation.
The Mordecai Award for Outstanding Partnership – honors a male colleague who has demonstrated active support of women in ministry through providing advocacy, resources, support, and dialogue on behalf of all women in ministry. Those eligible for the award include administrators, teachers, pastors, and missionaries.
Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women is associated with the Covenant Ministerium and works to help clergywomen fully live into their calls.