East Point, GA (October 1, 1998)-The Mission to North America Committee today approved the establishment of the Urban and Mercy Women in Leadership Award. The award is designed to encourage women who are involved in urban and mercy ministries.
The minimum amount of the award will be $20,000.00, with the money to be taken from the 1998 Women in the Church Love Gift. [The 1998 General Assembly approved the Love Gift to go to MNA; the Assembly also encouraged PCA churches "to fully support and provide exposure to the 1998 WIC Love Gift video, which specifically supports multicultural church leadership and development." Three particular ministries are mentioned in that video: work among Haitians (El Shaddai mission work in Miami), African-American church planting, and Desire Street Ministry in New Orleans (a mission work in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the nation). P&R News is aware of no General Assembly action that has authorized the creation of a Women in Leadership Award.-Ed.]