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Beyond The Stained Glass Ceiling

Author : Christine A. Smith
ISBN : 0817017275
Genre : Religion
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The reality of a stained glass ceiling is familiar to most women called to the pastorate. Despite being more likely to be seminary educated, female clergy constitute less than 10 percent of Protestant leading pastorates—and those who do hold such pastorates are generally paid less than their male counterparts. In light of such statistics, Pastor Chris Smith explores how to overcome the challenges in breaking through the stained glass ceiling—and she goes a step further. She shares the lessons learned and best practices of the success stories—those women who are currently serving in solo or senior pastorates. Based on a national survey of female clergy, this volume is rich in insights based on data as well as personal anecdotes—insights that will empower not only women called to the pastorate but their male colleagues and denominational leaders who want to support them.

She Lives

Author : Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton, PhD
ISBN : 9781594735738
Genre : Religion
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Meet the ministers and laypeople driving foundational Christian theological change and restoring awareness of the sacred value of women and girls. “The Bible teaches that we are made in the image and likeness of God; therefore, I must believe that there is a male and female expression of God…. Claim your divinity and walk in it every day, because you are fearfully and wonderfully made.” —Rev. Dr. Susan Newman, “Claiming Our Divinity” In a world filled with injustice and violence, we long for a new sacred symbolism to inspire transformation. Our yearning includes a widespread hunger for visions of the Female Divine in church life and worship to restore gender-balance and finally achieve just, equal and inclusive faith communities. This collection of engrossing narratives of women and men trying to change the institutional church—and society—illuminates how reclaiming multicultural female images of God extends beyond the sanctuary and into the community. Whether you’re searching for your own place in the church or you want to explore this growing movement, these fascinating pioneers invite you to join the adventure of creating rituals that include Her, affirming the sacred value of all people and all creation.

Diamond Discoveries Of A Woman Preacher

Author : Cozette R. Garrett
ISBN : 9781498298261
Genre : Religion
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If you are eager to learn how to gain greater awareness and understanding about the layers-of-truth and the often hidden facets of being female and clergy, this is the book for you! Discover the diamonds on each page as the author uses humor, wisdom, scriptures, and brief narratives to bring fresh sparkle to topics such as: -hearing a calling from God in a changing and sometimes biased society -balancing busy schedules -living into self-care -embracing forgiveness -being mentored and mentoring others in ministry -networking with male and female clergy colleagues and community leaders -negotiating benefits and salaries -keeping healthy sexual boundaries -maximizing play time with family and friends -learning quick tips for fashion, clothing, hairstyles, and even make-up It is the author's prayer that women in ministry, their families, colleagues, and faith communities will read and then be made more sensitive to the ways that all of us can support each other in our journeys to becoming even more brilliant in God's eyes.

Gender Inequality In Our Changing World

Author : Lori Kenschaft
ISBN : 9781317907497
Genre : Social Science
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Gender Inequality in Our Changing World: A Comparative Approach focuses on the contemporary United States but places it in historical and global context. Written for sociology of gender courses, this textbook identifies conditions that encourage greater or lesser gender inequality, explains how gender and gender inequality change over time, and explores how gender intersects with other hierarchies, especially those related to race, social class, and sexual identity. The authors integrate historical and international materials as they help students think both theoretically and empirically about the causes and consequences of gender inequality, both in their own lives and in the lives of others worldwide.

Pastoral Theology

Author : James H. Harris
ISBN : 1451410433
Genre : Religion
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A taut analysis of black liberation theology, connecting scholarship to practical congregational ministry. The chapters of this book focus on liberation and evangelism, the urban community, and black theology as well as church administration, worship, education, and self-esteem.

The Vulnerable Pastor

Author : Mandy Smith
ISBN : 9780830841233
Genre : Religion
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Missio Alliance Essential Reading List of 2015 Hearts & Minds Bookstore's Best Books of 2015, For Church Leaders's Top Reads of 2015 Englewood Review of Books Best Books of 2015, Praxis Leadership Journal's Best Ministry Books of the Year Often as pastors we feel like we need to project strength and competency in order to minister effectively. That's why we go to conferences and emulate the latest superstars. But we know we can never live up to those images. Deep down, we know our own limitations, our weaknesses, our faults. We fear that if people knew who we really are, we'd be disqualified from ministry. Not so. Mandy Smith unpacks the biblical paradox that God's strength is revealed through our human weakness. Transparently describing her pastoral journey, Smith shows how vulnerability shapes ministry, through our spiritual practices and relationships, influencing our preaching, teaching and even the nuts and bolts of the daily schedule. Understanding our human constraints makes our ministry more sustainable and guards us against disillusionment and burnout. We don't have to have it all together. Recognizing our weakness makes us rely on God, so our weakness can become a ministry resource. God has called you to lead not as a demigod, but as a human, so the world can see that the church is a place for humans like them.

Breaking Through The Stained Glass Ceiling

Author : Beth Jones
ISBN : 1606838539
Genre : Religion
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Some of the largest, most influential and effective ministries and churches around the world have placed a high value on women and their roles in the church. These days it is refreshing to see God's hand of favor and blessing on Christian women and Bible teachers who are being used both nationally, regionally and in their local churches. If you are a woman who feels called to the ministry, don't get discouraged. The world needs you! The church needs you! This is your time! This book will shed light on many questions that women may have about their role in the church and if women really are to be silent in the church. Beth Jones has studied the Scriptures and consulted with many leaders of God who helped her understand the role of women in the church. This book is written to encourage and strengthen those women that have sensed God's hand on their lives and a strong call to serve Him with the leadership and teaching gifts that He has given to them.


Author : Jeff Goins
ISBN : 9780802483645
Genre : Religion
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What happens when a broken world slams into your comfortable life? Wrecked is about the life we are afraid to live. It’s about radical sacrifice and selfless service—how we find purpose in the midst of pain. It's a look at how we discover fulfillment in the least likely of places. It's about living like we mean it. It’s a guide to growing up and giving your life away, helping you live in the tension between the next adventure and the daily mundane. This book is for us—a generation intent on pursuing our life's work in a way that leaves us without regrets. Author Jeff Goins shares his own experience of struggling as a missionary and twentysomething who understands the call to live radically while dealing with the everyday responsibilities of life. Wrecked is a manifesto for a generation dissatisfied with the status quo and wanting to make a difference.

Just Lead

Author : Sherry Surratt
ISBN : 9781118421802
Genre : Religion
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Become the effective woman leader God intended you to be Just Lead! provides practical leadership help for women to develop skills to lead themselves and others with the character, confidence and authenticity of a godly woman. The book shows what holds women back and then focuses the skills women need to lead others effectively. Using this hands-on, practical resource will inspire women leaders in the church to use its ideas to gain strength and lead well. Helps women successfully navigate the transitions necessary to lead well in church and ministry settings Offers women a practical guide for breaking the "stained-glass window" and becoming effective leaders Addresses leadership issues such as leading mixed gender teams, earning and giving respect, and navigating through relational landmines Just Lead! challenges women to embrace their identity as leaders and equips them with the skills they need to lead others well.

Shattering The Stained Glass Ceiling

Author : Robyn Wilkerson
ISBN : 1681540592
Genre : Christian leadership
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Are you willing to create positive change in your life to fulfill your leadership potential? That's where Robyn's leadership coaching strategies can help. They will: Guide you not only to understand but to activate your potential to lead. Help you find new ways to understand your leadership skills to gain better results. Nurture your distinct vision of the future and teach you how to engage others to embrace that vision. Being a woman isn't an obstacle to your leadership, it's your asset!

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