Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I am Senior Pastor of the Covenant Baptist Church in Euclid, Ohio and the author of Beyond the Stained Glass Ceiling: Equipping and Encouraging Female Pastors (Judson Press, 2013).
The Word of God declares, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy path." (Proverbs 3:5-6) This has been and continues to be my life testimony and guiding word of wisdom. Through prayer, faith and perseverance, all things are possible!
Do you know the Lord for yourself? Have you discerned God's will for your life? I invite you to check out my weekly blog, Shepastor where we share words of wisdom, encouragement, education and inspiration based upon God's Holy Word. If you live in the Greater Cleveland area, come and visit Covenant Baptist Church where we are a T.E.A.M., "Teaching, Evangelizing, Accountable, Making a Difference for the Kingdom!"
Recent Publications by Pastor Chris...
Clergy Sisters Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Jann Aldredge-Clanton Co-Edited this great resource on Intercultural Ministry. Pastor Chris was honored to contribute one of the chapters, Chapter 8: "Laying a Foundation for a True and Viable Intercultural Church," by Rev. Christine A. Smith (Click on the image
for more information)
Caring for You and Your Ministry
Produced by American Baptist Women's Ministries and American Baptist Women in Ministry (ABWIM)
Pastor Chris was
contribute one of
the articles inside,
"Caring for Your
Are You Neglecting
Your Vineyard?" By
Rev. Christine Smith
In this pamphlet you will...
Experience reflections and Bible studies by women who have personally experienced the dangers of not caring for themselves adequately while trying to attend to responsibilities.
Find guidance for attending to your own energy and the energies in the ministry as a whole.
Become a more effective leader in Christ's name. (Click on the image above for more information)
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri C) Interfaith Community Service Initiative...
Interfaith Community Service Initiative was created to raise awareness of educational and workforce development opportunities among members of faith- based communities.
The Whitehouse has emphasized interfaith cooperation and community service as an important way to build understanding between different communities and contribute to the common good.
The White House has invited all institutions of higher learning to join this powerful movement. Many local faith leaders have expressed a desire to improve the quality of life in our region, and this is one way that a successful partnership can accomplish that goal. Individuals who receive information about education and jobs in a familiar setting are more likely to finish high school, a GED, college or a workforce program.
Through the Office of College Pathway Programs, Tri-C works to promote academic opportunities, workforce development, and innovative and culturally relevant experiences necessary for success and completion of high school and college.
“When faith-based organizations join with institutions such as Tri-C to support equal opportunities for higher learning experiences, we fulfill the moral mandate to ‘do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God’ (Micah 6:8).
Rev. Christine A. Smith,
Senior Pastor, Covenant Baptist Church; Executive Director,
Covenant Outreach through Advocacy and Agency Networking
To read more about this initiative, click here
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I hope to hear from you soon!
Connect with other women in ministry by visiting the Women Together in Ministry of Greater Cleveland Network ("WTIM") website! www.wtimofgreatercleveland.org
Visit The Covenant Baptist Church website by clicking on the heart and cross image above!
Did you know that approximately 40-50% of today's seminary students and graduates are women, but only about 10% of those women will have an opportunity to serve as a senior/solo pastor? Have you ever considered why women struggle to support other women in the ministry? Are you wrestling with answering God's call upon your life? Are you facing barriers as a woman in ministry? Check out excerpts from my book... Read more...
View Beyond the Stained Glass Ceiling Judson Press Webinar presented by Pastor Chris below...
"Shepastor Highlights" Now on Facebook!
Visit Pastor Chris' "Shepastor Highlights" Facebook page to read excerpts from the most popular Shepastor blog posts, access links to articles for women in ministry, glean encouragement, words of wisdom and more! Check it out by clicking on the stained glass window above...
July 21st - 22nd, 2017, Equity for Women in the Church in partnership with Methodist Theological Seminary presented, "Calling in the Key of She," a conference designed to create/nurture "female friendly" environments in churches, communities and the world. Pastor Chris along with Dr. Courtney Pace shared a presentation on "Women and the Bible, from Theological and Historical perspectives." Read more about this exciting event by visiting the "What's Up With Pastor Chris" page