Women In Ministry

Women In Ministry

10 THINGS EVERY MINISTERS WIFE NEEDS TO

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MINISTRY IS A CHALLENGING VOCATION, EVEN IN THE BEST OF TIMES. WHILE THE PASTOR OR YOUTH MINISTER IS THE PUBLIC FACE OF HIS CHURCH, THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE WHO PLAYS A VITAL SUPPORTING ROLE BEHIND THE SCENES - A ROLE THAT CAN BE CENTRAL TO ITS SUCCESS OR STRUGGLES. BEING THE WIFE OF A PASTOR OR YOUTH MINISTER CAN BE TREMENDOUSLY REWARDING, BUT IT IS ALSO A COMMITMENT OF TIME, PERSONAL INVESTMENT, AND PATIENCE. JEANA FLOYD PROVIDES A CLEAR, CONCISE, AND HONEST VIEW OF THIS LIFE. WITH INTERACTIVE TESTIMONIES INCLUDED FROM VARIOUS PASTORS' WIVES AT THE END OF EACH CHAPTER, THE BOOK SHARES POIGNANT AND POWERFUL INSIGHTS ANY WOMAN OR WIFE CAN APPRECIATE.
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9780892216987
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2010-04-01
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New Leaf Press (AR)

BANDERSNATCH AN INVITATION TO EXPLORE YOUR UNCONVENTIONAL S

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IDENTIFY THE EXPECTATIONS AND LABELS THAT CRAMP YOUR SOUL.

Contemporary Christianity seems to be suffering from an epidemic of sameness. Uniformity. Monotony. Those trapped inside are often afraid to step beyond established norms and innovatively express themselves, or they simply don t know how. And those on the outside of Christianity often see very little that attracts them. Yet God, out of the abundance of his own artistic force, made each one of us unique. Peculiar. Irreplaceable. So why so much pressure to conform?

Bandersnatch* explores this intersection of disillusionment and welcomes readers to a liberating journey, an odyssey of the soul. This process is an opportunity for fellow Christians who are feeling weary or stifled by established norms to find God in unconventional ways, as well as an invitation for people on the outside to reimagine what following the mystery of Christ could be like.

It is organized around four terms viewed through the life of Jesus: Avant-Garde, Alchemy, Anthropology, and Art. Each expression reveals a diverse facet of God s unorthodox creativity planted within us, provides a fresh look at the divine nature, and offers a reframed collection of definitions by which to live.

Erika Morrison gives us permission to break free from the expectations and labels that cramp our souls. Then, through the lens of singularity, she encourages her readers to cultivate artful, holistic, contributing lives that matter to both heaven and earth.

*A BANDERSNATCH, WHILE MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE WILD, FEROCIOUS, AND MYTHICAL CREATURE OF LEWIS CARROLL S CREATION, IS ALSO A PERSON WITH UNCONVENTIONAL HABITS AND ATTITUDES."

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9780718036225
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2015-10-01
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Thomas Nelson

BEING A MINISTERS WIFE & BEING YOURSELF

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Important help for every "church wife" getting in touch with who she really is.
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9780805453591
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1993-03-31
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B&H Publishing Group

Bourgeois Babes, Bossy Wives And Bobby Haircuts

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Taking a stand over the gender-issue divide

Author and New Testament scholar Michael Bird was formerly in favor of distinct gender roles in ministry, a viewpoint commonly called complementarianism. But inconsistencies in practice and careful biblical study convinced him to rethink his position.

Originally published as a short ebook, Bourgeois Babes, Bossy Wives, and Bobby Haircuts offers an engaging, incisive perspective on biblical gender equality and the egalitarian view a preference for allowing women to hold teaching and leadership positions in ministry.

While Bird is now egalitarian, he nevertheless strikes a respectful tone toward those in his previous camp, seeking to craft a perspective that both values women and upholds biblical differences between the sexes. Humorous and hard-hitting, Bird will challenge readers on both sides of the gender-issue divide."

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S780310519263
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2014-05-01
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Zondervan

CHURCH PLANTING WIFE HELP & HOPE FOR HER

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"Nothing in my life goes untouched by my husband s calling."

Christine Hoover s words in the first chapter describe so well the life of a church planter s wife, which is enormously difficult yetextraordinarily rewarding. To be married to a church planter is a calling ofits own with arichness of its own.

In "The Church Planting Wife," Hoover explores and encourages the hearts of her readers while teachingwhat it means to have heart prepared for this unique ministry.She knows the challenges: A church planter's wife must develop a job description, be a wise helper to her husband, develop friendships within the church and community, deal with stress and discouragement, handle wounds, and more. Christine speaks candidlyaboutthese challengeswhileurging readers to grow a heart that wholly reflects Jesus.

Spread throughout these pages are stories and interviewsfrom church planting wives. Christine Hoover empathetically and pointedly builds from these testimonies to uplift the reader and offer lessons of hope in the midst of a challenging ministry."

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9780802406385
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2013-01-31
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Moody Publishers

Daughters of the Church

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Rich in historical events and colorfully written, this fascinating account of women in the church spans nearly two thousand years of church history. It tells of events and aspirations, determination and disappointment, patience and achievement that mark the history of daughters of the church from the time of Jesus to the present. The authors have endeavored to present an objective story. The very fact that readers may find themselves surprised now and again by the prominent role of women in certain events and movements proves an inequality that historical narrative has often been guilty of. This is a book about women. It is a setting straight off the record -- a restoring of balance to history that has repeatedly played down the significance of the contributions of women to the theology, the witness, the movements, and the growth of the church. An exegetical study of relevant Scripture passages offers stimulating thought for discussion and for serious reevaluation of historical givens. This volume is enriched by pictures, appendixes, bibliography, and indexes. Like many of the women whose stories it tells, this book has a subdued strength that should not be underestimated.

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9780310457411
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1987-09-04
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Zondervan Publishing Company

Discovering Biblical Equality Complementarity Without Hierarchy

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Discussions surrounding the roles of men and women--whether in the church, the home or society at large--never seem to end, often generating more heat than light. Such debate is still important, though, because this issue directly affects every member of Christ's body. What we believe the Bible teaches on these matters shapes nearly all we do in the church. In addition, these questions deserve further thought and reflection because neither side has won the day. In an effort to further discussion, Ronald W. Pierce and Rebecca Merrill Groothuis (general editors), with the aid of Gordon D. Fee (contributing editor), have assembled a distinguished array of twenty-six evangelical scholars firmly committed to the authority of Scripture to explore the whole range of issues--historical, biblical, theological, hermeneutical and practical. While dispelling many of the myths surrounding biblical equality, they offer a sound, reasoned case that affirms the complementarity of the sexes without requiring a hierarchy of roles. Contributors include Ruth A. Tucker, Janette Hassey, Richard S. Hess, Linda L. Belleville, Aida Besancon Spencer, Craig S. Keener, I. Howard Marshall, Peter H. Davids, Walter L. Liefeld, Stanley J. Grenz, Kevin Giles, Roger Nicole, William J. Webb, Sulia Mason, Karen Mason, Joan Burgess Winfrey, Judith K. Balswick, Jack O. Balswick, Cynthia Neal Kimball, Mimi Haddad, Alvera Micklesen, R. K. McGregor Wright and Alice P. Mathews. Here is a fresh, positive defense of biblical equality that is at once scholarly and practical, irenic and yet spirited, up-to-date and cognizant of opposing positions.
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9780830828340
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2005-08-25
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InterVarsity Press

EVERY LITTLE THING MAKING A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE RIGHT WHERE

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Everyone has had that moment--we see a need in our church, our school, our neighborhood, our family, or our world and we think, "Someone really should get to work on that," never imagining that "we "might be the answer to that need. We don't have the time, the expertise, the money. We've got careers to manage, bills to pay, meals to prepare, and families to attend to. Besides, who are we to think we can change the world?
In this encouraging and empowering book, Deidra Riggs calls readers to accept God's invitation to join him in making a difference right where they are, regardless of their current life stage. She shows readers that they were created with a purpose and with the capacities to fulfill that purpose. And she reminds them that it's not up to us to fix" "the world, but it "is" up to us to join God--and the rest of his people--in his redemptive work. For when God calls and we look over our shoulder and answer, "Who, me?" God always emphatically answers, "Yes, you."
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9780801018428
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2015-10-01
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Baker Books

FACE TO FACE

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An indispensable resource on what everyone needs: a mentor

Whether you have a mentor, can t seem to find one, or haven t even thought to look, Jayme Hull walks you through every aspect of this critical relationship, including:

  • Its purpose, value, and benefits
  • Marks of a healthy mentoring relationship
  • Initiating, navigating, and even ending a mentorship
  • Becoming a mentor to others
  • Packed with stories and anecdotes from Jayme s experience as both a mentor and mentee plus sprinklings of wisdom on balance, purpose, and change "Face to Face "speaks to the heart of young Christian women eager to grow. In her warm, personable style, Jayme offers expert advice on how to journey well with someone further along."

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    2016-04-01
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    Moody Publishers

    FAITH OF THE PASTORS WIFE

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    The pastor's wife is not just a role to play; she has a vital relationship with Jesus Christ. This book not only tells the journey of one pastor's wife, but it also provides many practical examples of how to thrive as a woman of God. Author Judith Hylton openly shares her joys and challenges, to encourage other women. Topics like loss, change, marriage, prayer, parenting, and spiritual disciplines are all discussed in order to sustain the faith of the pastor's wife.

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    2012-08-31
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    WestBow Press

    Gender Roles & the People of God Rethinking What We Were Taught about Men & Women in the Church

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    Most women in the church don't aspire to "lord it" over men, nor do they want to scramble for position. Instead, they want to be accepted as full participants in God's work, sharing in kingdom tasks in ways that use their gifts appropriately.

    In Gender Roles and the People of God, author, radio host, and professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Alice Mathews surveys the roles women have played in the Bible and throughout church history, demonstrating both the inspiring contributions of women and the many hurdles that have been placed in their path. Along the way, she investigates the difficult passages often used to preclude women from certain areas of service, pointing to better and more faithful understandings of those verses.

    Encouraging and hopeful, Mathews aims for an "egalitarian complementarity" in which men and women use all of their gifts in the church together, in partnership, for the glory of God.

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    9780310529392
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    2017-05-23
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    Zondervan

    HALF THE CHURCH RECAPTURING GODS GLOBAL VISION FOR WOMEN

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    Women comprise at least half the world, and usually more than half the church, but so often Christian teaching to women either fails to move beyond a discussion of roles or assumes a particular economic situation or stage of life. This all but shuts women out from contributing to God s kingdom as they were designed to do. Furthermore, the plight of women in the Majority World demands a Christian response, a holistic embrace of all that God calls women and men to be in his world.

    The loudest voices speaking into women s lives in the twenty-first century thus far come from either fundamentalist Islam or radical feminism. And neither can be allowed to carry the day.

    The Bible contains the highest possible view of women and invests women s lives with cosmic significance regardless of their age, stage of life, social status, or culture. Carolyn Custis James unpacks three transformative themes the Bible presents to women that raise the bar for women and calls them to join their brothers in advancing God s gracious kingdom on earth. These new images of what can be in Christ free women to embrace the life God gives them, no matter what happens. Carolyn encourages readers with a positive, kingdom approach to the changes, challenges, and opportunities facing women throughout the world today.

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    9780310522669
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    2015-06-02
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    Zondervan