SAN DIMAS, Calif. -- Christian Community Credit Union has donated $18,000 to American Baptist Women's Ministries to provide a leadership training curriculum for young women's ministries.
"American Baptist Women's Ministries strives to provide relevant resources for ministries with women and girls in American Baptist churches. I am elated that Christian Community Credit Union is partnering with us to produce our new CD-ROM curriculum resource for ministry with girls this year," said Virginia Holmstrom, executive director of American Baptist Women's Ministries.
Entitled "Leadership 101: Leadership Training for Ministry with Girls," the leadership CD includes articles, workshops and PowerPoint presentations designed to equip girls to be critical thinkers in interpreting the culture in which they live, applying Biblical truths to every day life and embracing a multi-ethnic and cross-cultural environment.
The credit union's donation will also help support a Spanish language American Baptist Women's Ministries' program resource to reach out to the growing Hispanic Baptist constituency.
The contribution comes from Christian Community Credit Union's unique credit and debit card program that donates to missions and faith-based projects a portion of the interchange income (the amount merchants pay to card issuers).
To date, the credit union's "Cards that Give to Missions & Ministries" program has donated over $2 million to national and international ministry projects, disaster relief efforts, church planting, college and seminary scholarships and other ministry projects.
"The credit union is blessed to strengthen our partnership with American Baptist Women's Ministries in making a positive and significant difference in the spiritual lives of the women and girls in our American Baptist family," said John Walling, president/CEO of Christian Community CU. "Thanks to our members who make Christian Community Credit Union's credit and debit card, their cards of choice, we can continue to make a difference in people's lives."