This month we will join with Baptist Women in Ministry to advocate
and celebrate women in leadership throughout Baptist life and beyond.

We will do this in several ways:

Baptist Women in Ministry

Check out BWIM’s Women’s Month of Advocacy Resources

Baptist Women in Ministry is inviting us all to take the next step in affirming, valuing, and elevating women in ministry among Baptists in March 2023!

In addition to inviting a woman to preach, we also encourage you to engage in one a variety of forms of advocacy. Both churches and individuals can participate.

Book Club: When God Whispered My Name

We will participate in their book club. You are invited to join Baptist Women in Ministry for their Spring Book Club as they read “When God Whispered My Name: Stories of Journey Told by Baptist Women Called to Ministry!” This book, filled with holy whispers, is a tribute to the ministries of nineteen women with “Baptist-ness” as their heritage–including Arkansas natives, Jenna Sullivan and Carolyn Staley! Purchase your book soon and begin reading these amazing stories. Some of the writers of the book will join the discussion each week. This book club will meet on Zoom for one hour March 7, 14, and 21 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern/11:30 a.m. central. Books are now available and can be ordered from most places where books are sold. Register Today!

Guest Preacher, March 19

Lani Allenbaugh

We are so excited to welcome our very own Lani Allenbaugh to the pulpit for the first time in honor of Women’s Month of Advocacy. Lani has been a member at 2BC since 2007 and has served in various leadership roles including Chair of Deacons in 2022.

Lani has a minister’s heart–serving God’s people both inside and outside the walls of the church. She is a Teacher Librarian at Robinson High School who uses her library and role to cultivate a safe place for teenagers to grow and learn. She is a liturgist at heart who journeys intentionally through the Christian year and loves to lead others to do the same. Lani has a pastoral presence and loves to show genuine hospitality whenever possible. She even recently bought what she lovingly calls her “small group couch” –a couch that can seat whoever needs a comfortable place for conversation and discipleship.

Lani also has a deep love for the outdoors–a love that has been cultivated by her adventurous outdoorsy husband, Joel. 

You won’t want to miss Lani’s preaching in worship on March 19!

Profiles in Courage

Check out BWIM’s Women’s Month of Advocacy Resources

Twice each week we will post “Profiles in Courage”—interviews with women in our community and in our Baptist and religious orbit whose work has influenced our congregation. We will give these women with a small gift basket as a symbol of our appreciation for their ministry.

Why I Said Yes…

Testimonies from 2BC Women

Throughout the month of March, various women in leadership at 2BC will share why they said yes to serving at Second. You will find these brief testimonies on our Facebook and Instagram stories. At the end of the month, they will be compiled into a blog post for those who do not use social media.


Honoring Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership at 2BC

Lois Davis, with the help of the congregation, has created a beautiful piece of art that will be displayed in the back of the sanctuary throughout the month of March. This piece features the names of women who have shaped and led our church over the years.


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