CHICAGO, IL (April 30, 2013) – Wednesday is the last day to submit nominations for candidates to received one of three Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women (ACCW) awards for 2013.
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.
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.
Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women is associated with the Covenant Ministerium and works to help clergywomen fully live into their calls.
The awards will be announced June 27 during the Ministerium Annual Meeting. The winners also will be honored at a luncheon being held on June 29. People interested in attending the luncheon may register for it when they register for the denomination’s Annual Meeting.