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We are a volunteer community of women and men advocating for the inclusion of women in leadership in the Christian church and for mutuality in marriage. We believe that when interpreted correctly, the Bible teaches that both men and women are called to serve at all levels of the Church, and that leadership should be based primarily on gifting and not on gender. Our interpretation comes out of the Wesleyan-Holiness perspective described in A Call to Full Participation: Women in the Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition.
If you are new to this conversation we recommend this 8 page booklet which lays the biblical foundation for this position: The Bible Teaches the Equal Standing of Men and Women by Phil Payne.
The Mission of The Junia Project
- To encourage the study of egalitarian theology within a supportive online community
- To advocate for the inclusion of women at all levels of leadership in the Church
- To let women know that God loves them deeply and intends for them to be equal participants in the faith community
- To encourage men to advocate for women and to work alongside them in Kingdom work
- To provide resources on women in the Bible to enrich church teaching
The Junia Project Blog
The blog serves as a platform for a diverse group of writers to communicate their understanding of egalitarian theology and to share reflections on gender equality. We generally post new content once a week.
The views and positions expressed by individual authors and those commenting on posts are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of The Junia Project administrative team, or of our employers.
The Junia Project Administrative Team
Gail Wallace Ph.D. is Co-Founder of The Junia Project, adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University, and adult education consultant. A former MK from Japan, she lives in southern California with her husband of 41 years, and enjoys spending time with her family, especially her five grand kids! The focus of her doctoral studies at Walden University was adult development and learning, including women’s development and spiritual formation. Gail also holds a Certificate in Theology and Ministry through Princeton Theological Seminary and is an ordinand in the Free Methodist Church.
Kate Wallace Nunneley M.Sc. is Co-Founder of The Junia Project and Associate Pastor at Wellspring Free Methodist Church in Bakersfield, CA. A committed Christian and feminist, Kate enjoys writing and speaking on the intersection of politics, religion, and gender. Her favorite theologian is Gilbert Bilezikian, and she holds a Master of Science from London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Azusa Pacific University. Kate is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity at Azusa Pacific Seminary.
More on the story behind The Junia Project in this interview posted by Frank Viola.