By Linda Stanley
I recently caught up with Judy West, Pastor|Staff & Leadership Development, at The Crossing, and asked her to share about an exciting group opportunity for female executive pastors/directors.
“Six years ago Leadership Network went on a journey to locate women executive pastors in the USA. Sherry Surratt, President of MOPS International, spearheaded three gatherings in Dallas for the women, all of who are involved in the highest level of decision making in their churches. The women had various involvement with HR, budgeting, leadership development, teaching, and more. These gatherings were so successful that we asked if we could keep the group together.
Our goal with these gatherings is to brainstorm, problem solve, intercede, celebrate and dream big dreams together via e-mail, phone and social media. The biggest perk of this group is the opportunity to surround yourself with women who ‘get it.’ They don’t need lots of explanation to understand what you are going through because they walk in your shoes every day.
Secondly, this group gathers together once a year in one of our cities. In the past we visited:
• The Crossing in St. Louis
• Grace Point Church in San Antonio
• Bandera Road Church in San Antonio
• Celebration Church in New Orleans
In 2016, we are headed to Christ Fellowship in Florida.
Are you a woman in an Executive Pastor/Director role in your church or do you know someone who would benefit from our group? If so, we would love to hear from you!
Please contact Judy West to find out more about this awesome opportunity.