Leadership for Women in the Church

Author: Susan Hunt

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 470

Susan and Peggy remind us that true leadership is not so much a result of one's position, but rather an outgrowth of Christlike qualities which are neither male nor female.

Women Leaders and the Church

3 Crucial Questions

Author: Linda L. Belleville

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 217

View: 900

This refreshingly balanced treatment compares women's roles in contemporary society and church to women??'s roles in ancient societies and the early church.

A Woman's Place?

Leadership in the Church

Author: C. S. Cowles

Publisher: Beacon Hill Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 311

'Women have achieved relative parity with men in virtually every area of society--except the church,' writes C.S. Cowles, challenging the long-held practice and belief that a Christian woman's place is in the pew but not in the pulpit, lectern, boardroom, or other places of leadership. Through a careful study of key biblical texts, Cowles refutes what he terms the church's 'institutional discrimination against women' and calls for it to open leadership positions to 'whomever the Holy Spirit should call and whomever evidences gifts for public ministry, without regard to race, social class, or gender.' 'It is time for the church to discover the richness, beauty, and spiritual power that can be released only through the full expression of women's unique gifts and special sensitivities.'

Wild Leader Guide

Women in Leadership Development

Author: Gateway Women

Publisher: Gateway Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 606

WiLD is a self-contained training resource for churches to develop emerging leaders. the curriculum consists of small-group classes and individual reflection. The leader guide contains all the lessons, discussion points, and journal assignments. You don't need any prior experience or training to teach this course.

Developing Female Leaders

Navigate the Minefields and Release the Potential of Women in Your Church

Author: Kadi Cole

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 143

How to More Effectively Leverage the Leadership Gifts and Abilities of Women in Your Church What would your church look like in the future if it were to maximize the dormant gifts of the women God has brought there? In Developing Female Leaders, Kadi Cole, twenty-year veteran in leadership and people development, offers a practical strategy to help church and organizational leaders craft cultures that facilitate the development of women as volunteer and staff leaders. Using interviews and surveys of more than one thousand women in key church and organizational roles, combined with current research, the author has created eight easy-to-implement “best practices” that help accelerate a woman’s organizational contribution. Thorough appendices and references add even more guidance for setting vision, milestones, and goals. Developing Female Leaders is a one-of-a-kind resource for identifying what is missing today in your church to help it flourish in the future.

Women's History of the Christian Church

Two Thousand Years of Female Leadership

Author: Elizabeth Gillan Muir

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 479

Tracing two thousand years of female leadership, influence, and participation, Elizabeth Gillan Muir examines the various positions women have filled in the church. From the earliest female apostle, and the little known stories of the two Marys - the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene - to the enlightened duties espoused by the nun, the abbess, and the anchorite, and the persecutions of female "witches," Muir uncovers the rich and often tumultuous relationship between women and Christianity. Offering broad coverage of both the Catholic and Protestant traditions and extending geographically well beyond North America, A Women's History of the Christian Church presents a chronological account of how women developed new sects and new churches, such as the Quakers and Christian Science. The book includes a timeline of women in Christian history, over 25 black-and-white illustrations, a glossary, and a list of primary and secondary sources to complement the content in each chapter.

Men and Women in the Church

Building Consensus on Christian Leadership

Author: Sarah Sumner

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 337

View: 136

Evangelicals stand divided in their view of women in the church. On one side stand complementarians, arguing the full worth of women but assigning them to differing roles. On the other side stand egalitarians, arguing that the full worth of women demands their equal treatment and access to leadership roles. Is there a way to mend the breach and build consensus? Sarah Sumner thinks there is. Avoiding the pitfalls of both radical feminism and reactionary conservatism, she traces a new path through the issues--biblical, theological, psychological and practical--to establish and affirm common ground. Arguing that men and women are both equal and distinct, Sumner encourages us to find ways to honor and benefit from the leadership gifts of both. Men and Women in the Church is a book for all who want a fresh and hope-filled look at a persistent problem.

The Biblical Role of Women in the Church

Author: Joda Collins

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 179

View: 450

In this book, discover from complete reference to God's Word: Does God call women to pastor, lead, or teach churchmen? What is the biblical role of women in the Church?

Leadership for Women in the Church

Author: Susan Hunt

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 374

Susan and Peggy remind us that true leadership is not so much a result of one's position, but rather an outgrowth of Christlike qualities which are neither male nor female.

Women's Leadership in Marginal Religions

Explorations Outside the Mainstream

Author: Catherine Wessinger

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 246

View: 706

Women's leadership in Spiritualism and Christian Science / Ann Braude -- The feminism of "Universal Brotherhood," women in the Theosophical Movement / Robert Ellwood and Catherine Wessinger -- Emma Curtis Hopkins, a feminist of the 1880's and mother of new thought / J. Gordon Melton -- Myrtle Fillmore and her daughters, an observation and analysis of the role of women in Unity / Dell deChant -- Woman guru, woman roshi, the legitimation of female religious leadership in Hindu and Buddhist groups in America / Catherine Wessinger. -- Part 3. Contemporary women as creators of religion: Ritual validations of clergywomen's authority in the African American Spiritual churches of New Orleans / David C. Estes --. - Twentieth-century women's religion as seen in the feminist spirit.

Heralding a Renaissance

Women & Leadership in the Catholic Church

Author: Christine Cameron

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 650

View: 598

The Catholic Church in the third millennium is on the threshold of change. Forces from within and without are gathering momentum. Change is inevitable. Therefore, now in the twenty-first century leaders are needed who listen to the Spirit, and who are prepared to step outside their comfort zone and challenge the status quo! Thus inspirited, and serving as change agents, they can respond to the Gospel's call to service and engage in active discipleship. These contemporary leaders are stewards of the legacy gifted by women and men of previous generations, whose charism has been embedded in their leadership practices and in their lived response to the Gospel. While acknowledging and respecting the great efforts of many charismatic leaders in history, the book honours in a special way, Mary Mother of God and all women who have served and graced the Church in leadership positions across three millennia. The analysis includes an investigation into the lives and works of significant female leaders in the Catholic Church throughout the centuries and is followed by an emphasis on current and emerging global trends, with selected women leaders giving voice to their role within the contemporary Church. Implications for the future regarding change and growth in the Church, highlight the voices of the youth and reference the Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit "Christ is Alive" (Pope Francis, 2019), the Post-Synodal response to the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on "Young people, the Faith and Vocational Discernment" (2018). Finally voices from the past to the present - challenge future leaders!

Wild Participant Journal

Women in Leadership Development

Author: Gateway Women

Publisher: Gateway Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 322

WiLD is a self-contained training resource for churches to develop emerging leaders. the curriculum consists of small-group classes and individual reflection. The leader guide contains all the lessons, discussion points, and journal assignments. You don't need any prior experience or training to teach this course.

Women, Religion and Leadership

Female Saints as Unexpected Leaders

Author: Barbara Denison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 206

View: 429

Women, Religion and Leadership focuses on women from the traditional context of women as leaders with chapters observing various aspects of leadership from specifically chosen religious female leaders and going on to examine the legacies they leave behind. This book seeks to identify and analyse the gendered issues underlying the structural lack of recognition for women within the church and to examine the culturally constructed narratives related to these women for evidence of their leadership despite the exclusionary rules applied to force their submission to the dominating forces. Finally this book intends to draw out of these women's stories the various lessons of leadership that invoke current relevancies among prevailing leadership paradigms. Written by experts from disciplines as varied as leadership and communication studies to sociology, and history to medievalist and English scholars; Women, Religion and Leadership will prove key reading for scholars, academics and researchers is these and related disciplines.

Women, Leadership and the Church

Author: Jim Reiher

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Equality

Page: 121

View: 402

Does God want women in the pulpit or the pews? Jim Reiher makes no secret of where he stands on one of the Church's most vexed issues. He uses the Bible to argue that women's gifts are to be affirmed. Timely and thought provoking, this book offers readers a fresh look at this controversial topic.

Women of Spirit

Female Leadership in the Jewish and Christian Traditions

Author: Rosemary Radford Ruether

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 761

A compilation of essays on the role of women in the institutional and ordained leadership of Western religion. The authors discuss religious women as charismatic leaders, holy women, martyrs, dissenters, renewers and reformers, as well as theological images of the feminine - in God, the Christ-Church relationship, and the self. The studies are historical and descriptive both, from the early church to the present day.

Women's Spiritual Leadership in Africa

Tempered Radicals and Critical Servant Leaders

Author: Faith Wambura Ngunjiri

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

View: 427

Inspiring portraits of contemporary African women leaders.

Women's Leadership Roles and Ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Gambia, West Africa

Author: Fatima Bass Thomas

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Women clergy

Page: 71

View: 933

In the Gambia, the church is known as a stronghold of conservatism and patriarchy where, very little is known about the forces of women’s religious authority and leadership in the church. However, there were few women who participate in Gambia traditional religion as diviners, healers, priest in their locality. Seventeen years ago, women in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of The Gambia (ELCTG) were officially granted full clerical rights with the aim that women’s leadership will be included in all areas of equal responsibility to those of men. These roles included more traditional roles as leaders in missionary work and women’s groups, to congregational leaders in areas such as Christian education and pastoral ministry. However, despite these approved church constitutional policies in the ELCTG, the opportunities and experiences of ministry intended by both men and women in the church, remain far from equal. In view of this problem, I performed qualitative interviews, collecting data from five women clerics in the Gambian Christian Council member ministries. Those interviewed included ten women serving in few positions in the various churches in The Gambia. My study illustrates how women’s religious authority both confronts and repeats the gendered constraints of the women in the Gambian context.

Women, Church, and Leadership: New Paradigms

Essays in Honor of Jean Miller Schmidt

Author: Eunjoo Mary Kim

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 629

This book is about leadership, a scholarly and pastoral response to the urgent demand for the renewal of the contemporary Christian church. It challenges readers to articulate the identity and vision of the church in new ways, and encourages them to revitalize their ministry with fresh insight and passion from women's perspectives. The eight essays written by female scholars in relation to various areas of theological study and the nine pastoral responses to the essays written by ministers from seven different denominations, based on their experiences of actual ministerial settings, provide new paradigms of church leadership--theologically profound, practically relevant, and historically timely. This volume, a product of a collaborative process between academia and church, promises to be a most useful resource to renew the leadership of the church and its vocational commitment to the transformation of the church and society.