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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April 1, 2010

Around the Table Practical Advice for Effective Women Leaders

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Around the Table is a complete resource guide for every leadership question you have. Based on a survey of nearly 200 women leaders, this book offers a wide variety of leadership principles specific to women and their unique leadership situations. The question-and-answer format makes the material easy to use and reference as your leadership context and challenges change. Applicable to professional and nonprofessional women, the content represents varying backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, and leadership experiences.
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August 7, 2017

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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April 23, 1993

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 offersan 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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May 27, 2014

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 yet extraordinarily rewarding. To be married to a church planter is a calling of its own with a richness of its own.

In The Church Planting Wife, Hoover explores and encourages the hearts of her readers while teaching what 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 candidly about these challenges while urging readers to grow a heart that wholly reflects Jesus.

Spread throughout these pages are stories and interviews from 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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February 1, 2013

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, A?da Besan?on 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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Emboldened a Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry

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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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    April 5, 2016

    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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    August 31, 2012

    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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    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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    May 23, 2017

    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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    June 2, 2015