Women’s ministry is on the verge of massive cultural shift as younger generations of women reject traditional programming in favor of more purposeful spiritual interaction. Innovative church leaders are adapting to this rapid change by experimenting with new ways to equip women to exercise their gifts and passions through relationships, spiritual development and outreach.
Leadership Network’s concept paper, Brave New Women: The Transformation of Women’s Ministry in the 21st Century Culture, previously published by Meagan Taylor explores this important topic.
Here are some great quotes from the paper:
“Their heart’s desire is looking for something more real. Some of them know Jesus. Some of them don’t.”
“A growing awareness that life is messy business has created a new desire for transparency and approachability among women at the church.”
“I don’t want my mother’s ministry, I want something more natural, more relevant to me.”
“The problem is, no one agrees on exactly what the global movement of women should look like, since it’s never been done before.”
“Churches everywhere are critically examining the purpose and misson of their women’s ministries.”
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