Coming in August
Fellowship of Black Disciples Clergywomen
Black Disciples Clergywomen are ordained and non-ordained ministers and seminarians of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). We are committed to excellence in ministry, connecting and encouraging one another, self-care, and mentoring. We desire to the leave church better than we found it.
A Letter from our President
Greetings Beloved Sisters, Welcome to the Fellowship of Black Disciples Clergywomen (FBDCW) website. It is my humble privilege to lead our amazing village of women serving in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Our ministries are vast and the strength of our ancestors runs deep in our spirits. The Fellowship is a network of ordained and non-ordained ministers and seminarians of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) established in 2014. We are committed to excellence in ministry, connection, encouragement, and mentoring. It is right to thank our previous leaders Yowanda Bowens, Irie Lynne Session, Deleslynn Kennebrew, Whittney Ijanaten, Cherisna Jean-Marie, and Kelli X. They have provided a foundation of care and advocacy for us to build upon. Belinda King, Paula Pettis-Garrett, Kelli X and I commit to building with you during our two-year term as officers.
There has not been, nor will there be a time like the present. Light and darkness continue to manifest in our communities. Still, our mighty God anoints us for life-giving work right where we stand and beyond. Let it be said, while on our watch, the fruit of our ministries reflect intentionality, love, creativity, and prophetic witness. We hope the new website will grow to house a directory of affiliated ministers, empowering resources, relevant events, development opportunities, surveys, and an input portal.
The Fellowship is alive in Christ and full of vision to bring about extraordinary affirmation of Black Disciples Clergywomen. Please take the opportunity to engage events, conversation, prayer, data sharing, and wisdom within the Fellowship. FBDCW will be what we together make it. Over centuries, Black women in ministry have blazed a trail for us that we may network to build highways for those coming alongside and behind. The time on my watch says build the nest, then soar. What’s the time on your watch?
In the Spirit,