E-book with stories from Arkansas women in ministry now available from Conference Archives

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of full clergy rights for women in the Methodist Church, the Arkansas Conference Archives is publishing a collection of stories from Arkansas women in ordained ministry. The book, titled Called to Be Bold – Stepping Out in Faith, is available on CD-ROM from the archives. As a bonus, the CD includes Women Answering God’s Call: Courageous Past, Bold Future, the book written by the late JoAnn Miles celebrating the denomination’s 50th year of women’s ordination.

More than 80 women in ministry, many of whom experienced being appointed as the first woman pastor to a church, have contributed their stories to this project. They relay to us their joys and disappointments. The 230-page book includes 110 photographs and is $15, including shipping. To order, please contact the Archives by email at arkmethodist@hendrix.edu, or call the archivists, Marcia Crossman at 501-908-8180 or Carole Teague at 501-231-3877.