Eleanor Moody-Shepherd Resource Center for Women of Faith

EMSRCWF.pngThe Eleanor Moody-Shepherd Resource Center for Women of Faith has since 1986 provided a variety of programs, conferences, learning experiences, and fellowship events designed to support lay and ordained women in ministry at NYTS and in the churches. The Resource Center serves as an organizing forum for concerns and needs of women within the NYTS constituency. In its mission to facilitate dialogue among women in ministry, it pays particular attention to women’s ministries in a variety of cultural contexts, including African-American, West Indian, European-American, Korean, and Latina. The Center hosts monthly gatherings throughout the course of the school year, and in June of each sponsors one or more intensive courses and a conference. Programs of the Center are open to both men and women. For further information, contact: Director of the Resource Center for Women in Ministry New York Theological Seminary 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 500 New York, NY 10115 (212) 870-1211.

NYTS is inviting donors to be a part of the 2018 – 2019 Women’s Center Support Circle by joining us in this much needed women of faith empowerment work with a one-time donation of $300.00, or by making a monthly donation of $30.00 for 10 months. Your support and participation are important for advancing efforts for our Sisters everywhere!

To donate to the Women’s Center, please click HERE and select “The EMS Resource Center for Women in Ministry” in the menu that says “Select a designation.”


Upcoming Seminars

Our seminars will be able to provide the facilitation and consultancy in research for the professional practices to highlight the equity and disproportionality for women in ministry for each topic. In addition these seminars aim to establish a network of women leaders to work in collaboration to help advance impacted communities throughout the city. Unless noted otherwise, these seminars are held on Fridays at 6:00 p.m. in the NYTS Offices at 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 500, New York, NY 10115.

Dates and topics are subject to change.
Date Topic Speaker(s)
September 14, 2018 The Mentoring for Thriving in Ministry in the City Program Rev. Dr. Wanda Lundy
Assistant Professor of Mission Studies and Director of the Mentoring for Thriving in Ministry in the City Program, NYTS
Rev. Dr. Moses O. Biney
Associate Professor of Religion and Society, NYTS
November 9, 2018 Women in the Military TBD
December 7, 2018 Women in Clergy Dr. Amy Bost Henegar

“Women in Clergy: Challenges of Women Coming into Leadership in Religious Traditions.”

The areas of leadership that have been historically and traditionally male dominated and Patriarchal where women are finding their voices in traditional churches which are male dominant.

There are specific denominations that are trying to change but due to the challenges of the changes, some women are not ready to step into these roles.

Come out and discuss these matters with other Women in Clergy

February 22, 2019 LGBTQIA TBD
March 15, 2019 Women in Missions Ms. Monica Cummings
Ms. Monika Cummings (MDiv 2016) is the CEO and Founder of a Christian faith-based 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit organization called The iCare Projects, Inc.  The organization is the umbrella for three distinct projects focused on sustainable nutrition, vision care, and feminine hygiene.  Her dedication to self-sufficiency for women and children raises funds and promotes initiatives to serve the people in the country of Ethiopia. 

Rev. Dr. Pamela Chisholm

Reverend Dr. Pamela Chisholm (MDiv 2007 and DMin 2016) is an Associate Minister and the Minister of Evangelism at Mariners’ Temple Baptist Church, where the Rev. Dr. Henrietta Carter is Senior Pastor.  Rev. Dr. Chisholm developed many initiatives including the Helping Hands for Jesus Clothing Ministry, the Annual Friends and Family Day, the Annual Thanksgiving Feast with food and clothing distribution and the Prayer Station Ministry, which are all strong components of outreach initiatives under MTBC Ministry of Evangelism. In 2017, she launched R.E.A.C.H. MINISTRY, a spiritual formation initiative for the unchurched, which was birthed out of her DMin dissertation and a vision she worked towards for many years.

April 12, 2019 Women in Youth Ministry TBD

  Please RSVP by emailing emswomenscenter@nyts.edu and leaving your name. Thank you!

A blog featuring content from each of these sessions will be coming soon! Please stay tuned to this page for updates.



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