Many women in leadership have few peer friendships–the simple reason being that there aren’t that many of us who take strategic leadership roles, and cross-gender friendships are often perceived as inappropriate. What’s a woman in church leadership to do?
Some years ago, I contacted several women I knew who were in that position and we started “meeting” over the phone for fellowship and encouragement. Each of these women are apostolic/prophetic and each has at least a regional influence. This group has been a huge blessing to me over the years.
Not unexpectedly, the role of women in church leadership has been a frequent topic of conversation. We spent months looking at the impact of women in revivals, we’ve discussed the Scriptures that apparently limit the role of women and we’ve wondered again and again, “What can we do to help change the traditional attitude of the church towards women?” We long to see women freed to be all that God has called them to be without the stereotypical prohibitions. And we certainly don’t want to come across as militant feminists in our attitude.
Here’s what we’ve decided to do. We are writing a book. It’s not just women who will be contributing. We’ve invited several men who we know stand with us to join us in our endeavor. The book is beginning to come together. The next few posts will take a look at some of the topics we’ll be discussing.
The potential title of the book is “The Role of Women: Fifteen questions crucial to the future of the church.” What kind of questions would you like to see answered?