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Men And Women In The Church

Author : Sarah Sumner
ISBN : 9780830876334
Genre : Religion
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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.

Women Leaders And The Church

Author : Linda L. Belleville
ISBN : 080105351X
Genre : Religion
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This refreshingly balanced treatment compares women's roles in contemporary society and church to women??'s roles in ancient societies and the early church.

Developing Female Leaders

Author : Kadi Cole
ISBN : 9781400210930
Genre : Religion
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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

Author : Elizabeth Gillan Muir
ISBN : 9781487593841
Genre : History
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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.

Heralding A Renaissance

Author : Christine Cameron
ISBN : 1925826694
Genre : Religion
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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!

Leadership For Women In The Church

Author : Susan Hunt
ISBN : 9780310540212
Genre : Religion
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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 Leadership And The Church

Author : Jim Reiher
ISBN : 0908284594
Genre : Equality
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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 S Spiritual Leadership In Africa

Author : Faith Wambura Ngunjiri
ISBN : 9781438429786
Genre : Social Science
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Inspiring portraits of contemporary African women leaders.

Mary And Early Christian Women

Author : Ally Kateusz
ISBN : 3030111105
Genre : Religion
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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND license. This book reveals exciting early Christian evidence that Mary was remembered as a powerful role model for women leaders—women apostles, baptizers, and presiders at the ritual meal. Early Christian art portrays Mary and other women clergy serving as deacon, presbyter/priest, and bishop. In addition, the two oldest surviving artifacts to depict people at an altar table inside a real church depict women and men in a gender-parallel liturgy inside two of the most important churches in Christendom—Old Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the second Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. Dr. Kateusz’s research brings to light centuries of censorship, both ancient and modern, and debunks the modern imagination that from the beginning only men were apostles and clergy.

The Biblical Liberation Of Women For Leadership In The Church

Author : Knofel Staton
ISBN : 9781592441969
Genre : Religion
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Women Church And Leadership New Paradigms

Author : Eunjoo Mary Kim
ISBN : 9781608999019
Genre : Religion
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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.

The Biblical Liberation Of Women For Leadership In The Church

Author : Knofel Staton
ISBN : 9781725201682
Genre : Religion
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Women S Leadership Roles And Ordination In The Evangelical Lutheran Church Of Gambia West Africa

Author : Fatima Bass Thomas
ISBN : OCLC:1041145468
Genre : Women clergy
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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.

Gender And Women S Leadership

Author : Karen O'Connor
ISBN : 9781412960830
Genre : Leadership in women
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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women's leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article. Key Features Includes contributions from a variety of renowned experts Focuses on women and public leadership in the American context, women's global leadership, women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts Addresses both the history of leadership within the realm of women and gender, with examples from the lives of pivotal figures, and the institutional settings and processes that lead to both opportunities and constraints unique to that realm Offers an approachable, clear writing style directed at student researchers Features more depth than encyclopedia entries, with most chapters ranging between 6,000 and 8,000 words, while avoiding the jargon and density often found in journal articles or research handbooks Provides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience

Transformative Pastoral Leadership In The Black Church

Author : J. Tribble
ISBN : 9781403980915
Genre : Philosophy
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Transformative Pastoral Leadership in the Black Church offers practical wisdom from comparative analysis of the experiences of a male pastor and a female pastor in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Church leaders must be transformed themselves as they are transforming their churches to serve their communities. From his research of the perspectives of laity, clergy, and scholars of the black church, Jeffery L. Tribble offers hopeful stories and helpful strategies for those who believe that the black church must continue its historic mission of being an instrument of survival, elevation, and liberation for its people. Transformative Pastoral Leadership in the Black Church is an important contribution to studies of black religion, womanist thought, and social justice.

Patterns Of Women S Leadership In Early Christianity

Author : Joan E. Taylor
ISBN : 9780198867067
Genre : Religion
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This authoritative collection brings together the latest thinking on women's leadership in early Christianity. Featuring contributors from key thinkers in the fields of Christian history, it considers the evidence for ways in which women exercised leadership in churches from the 1st to the 9th centuries CE.

Church Leadership Challenges In The Twenty First Century

Author : Flora Claybrook Th.D.
ISBN : 9781098020309
Genre : Religion
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The twenty-first century consists of an ever-evolving diverse population (multiculturally, internationally, racially, and sexually) whose ideas and beliefs are as diverse as the population itself. This has caused the church to face challenges she has never faced before. There was a time when Christians were a majority in this country and were free to speak about Jesus, prayer, or sin without fearing repercussions. However, the twenty-first century has ushered in a paradigm shift toward something called "un-Christian" and "tolerance" culture. This new "pluralistic" culture is one where everything is tolerated/accepted, with one exception: Christianity. Church attendance is declining, and fewer people understand scripture or know anything about Jesus. Therefore, their belief systems do not align with scripture. Church leaders must step out of the "church bubble," face today's world, and plan how they will meet these challenges. In this book, the author discusses the following twelve major challenges confronting twenty-first-century church leaders as well as some strategies for meeting these challenges and reversing negativity: un-Christian phenomenon, blending the generational groups, religious pluralism vs. exclusivism, open theism vs. classical theism, gender-neutral Bible controversy, egalitarianism vs. complementarianism, LGBTQ conversation, postmodernism and religion, futurism vs. preterism, biblical illiteracy in the church, the need for racial reconciliation, and continual disintegration of American families.

Women Religious Leaders In Japan S Christian Century 1549 1650

Author : Haruko Nawata Ward
ISBN : 0754664783
Genre : History
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Meticulously researched and drawing on original source materials written in eight different languages, this study fills a lacuna in the historiography of Christianity in Japan. Ward analyzes the experience of nuns, witches, catechists and sisters in sixteenth-century Japan, bringing to light how these women utilized resources from their traditional religions to new Christian adaptations and specific religio-social issues, creating unique hybrids of Catholicism and Buddhism, or rejecting the new religion.

The Paradox Of Latina Religious Leadership In The Catholic Church

Author : T. Torres
ISBN : 9781137370327
Genre : Social Science
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Religion and social action is both empowering and limiting for women. This study shows the Guadalupanas' awareness of themselves as agents for change and their difficulties in understanding and maintaining their limited gendered roles within church and community.

Scm Studyguide Church Leadership

Author : Jon Coutts
ISBN : 9780334057802
Genre : Religion
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Resisting the urge to instruct with a more polemical voice, the SCM Studyguide to Church Leadership will encourage ordinands and trainee church leaders to reassess modern pressures and priorities and to re-orient creatively around the callings, giftings, and approaches that are suitable to Christ and particular to the Church.

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