If you are reading this post, you are probably a seasoned participant in RevGalBlogPals. You probably already know much of what makes RevGalBlogPals fun, special and a wealth of resources and community life for women clergy and our allies. Some of those are:
- Prayers: Sunday prayers, Monday prayers, and more prayers in the Facebook group
- Tuesday sermon help for Narrative Lectionary preachers and RCL preachers
- Saturday sermon help for 11th hour preachers
- Refreshing doses of humor
- Blog writing prompts (Friday Five)
- Book recommendations
- A moderated, supportive 2300+-member Facebook community
- First-person political theology reflections
- Support and resources when current events change everything
- Advice and answers supplemented by our very own WikiPages
- Real-life continuing education events
- Real-life meet-ups and friendships
Behind the scenes, making this all happen, are:
- A Board of Directors setting policy and future directions
- Dozens of RevGals and pals who write, edit and facilitate the blog features
- Dozens of moderators for the RevGalBlogPals Facebook group
- Planning teams for continuing education events and special projects
Take a look at all that is listed above. What a BIG JOB it is for *someone* to oversee all of those RevGalBlogPal features, to coordinate all of those venues, and to shepherd all of us who are writing, moderating, and trying to help in ways that are truly helpful.
Imagine finding someone who wanted to do all of that.
Imagine finding someone who was capable of doing all of that.
We don’t have to go looking.
We do have a director who loves this work.
We do have a director who is extremely gifted for just this calling.
Near the beginning of RevGalBlogPals, God offered the very gifted Martha Spong to the sprouting seeds of this ministry, and vice versa.
Martha is a visionary leader, effective organizer, amazing writer with a huge pastor’s heart. While serving as a transition specialist in a local congregation, she also pastors all of us pastors all over the world. Thanks be to God!
Bottom line: We need to pay our Executive Director. Regularly. Fairly.
In this international faith community without walls, most of our value comes from the people. And most of our money gifts will go to compensate someone to lead this amazing work of all of us wonderful RevGals and pals.
There are a multitude of reasons to give to RevGalBlogPals, among them:
- Your support does matter
- You love being connected in ministry and supporting one another
- Giving makes you happy
Please join those who are making a monthly pledge to RevGalBlogPals.
Click on the “Donate” button at the top right margin of this page.