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Moore making strides for women
By Leigh Anne Butler
More than four years ago, Tallassee native Courtney Moore (nee Cassady), founded Women & Work, a non-profit organization that helps women step into their God-given calling while recognizing their work as meaningful to God. Moore recently announced her organization signed a book deal with B&H Publishing Group where she will serve as the general editor.
The working title of the book which is slated for release in June of 2023 is Women & Work: Bearing God’s Image and Joining in His Mission through our Work.
“We have a dream team of contributors who will each write a chapter on specific aspects of women and their work,” Moore explains. “My prayer is this book will serve many women who want to honor God with their lives but aren’t sure how their work on Monday actually fits with their faith from Sunday. We hope to give women both practical tools and a vision for how their work can be worship and a means to serve others.”
Moore’s mother, Barbara Cassady is a retired school teacher who still resides in Tallassee. “As Courtney’s mom, I am very proud of her and all she is doing through her ministry, Women & Work,” Cassady details. “In our family, there has been a legacy of Christian faith and work ethic passed down from my mother, Courtney’s grandmother, Chick Hutchinson. Mother’s Christian guidance in our lives and witnessing her dedication to serving others throughout her life has been what I think Work & Women is about; women serving in different capacities everyday, in every way showing love to God and to others.”
“There is no doubt Tallassee’s imprint will be on this publication,” Moore explains when asked about her hometown. “My Christian faith was established in this town, and it’s where I worked my first job. I am grateful for this wonderful, supportive community who helped form who I am in many ways.”
Mary Carlisle Wiley, another Tallassee native, will also be contributing to the book. Wiley currently works for Lifeway Christian Resources in Nashville, Tennessee and will oversee the book project through her position at B&H Publishing, which is a division of Lifeway Christian Resources. “Books are little missionaries that we get to send out into the world and impact hearts we may never know about on this side of heaven,” Wiley details. “I’m so honored to get to do this work.”
Women & Work also produce podcasts, that Moore co-hosts with Missie Branch. The podcasts are intended to help women find inspiration for their work through interviews with women in various professions. Podcasts can be found at www.womenwork.net/podcast.
Moore is a 1998 graduate of Tallassee High School who currently resides in El Paso, Texas with her husband, Brent, and three children. Moore holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Mobile and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Moore’s husband serves as Senior Pastor at LIFEchurch in El Paso.