When Thanksgiving comes around we are reminded to stop and take stock of what we have to be thankful for. At The Junia Project, we are overwhelmed with thankfulness for the way God is moving to raise up women in the Church. Here are some examples:
Two weeks ago we attended a meeting with leaders from conservative evangelical 12 denominations committed to promoting an egalitarian understanding of women and men. The Junia Project will be involved in providing training to help their pastors be more intentional about including and supporting women in church leadership.
That same week we met with women clergy from various Wesleyan Holiness traditions as they strategized ways to encourage and equip ordained women in their denominations.
This week a friend who sits on the board of a large church called to let us know that the elders and lead pastor are changing their stance on women in church leadership and are beginning the process of embracing egalitarian theology.
Monday we sat with representatives from the Wesleyan Church and Azusa Pacific Seminary and planned a regional spring event to celebrate women serving in church leadership.
It is amazing to witness these holy moments and to play some small part in them. We got so excited thinking about all of it, that we wanted to share some of these things with you, The Junia Project community, so that you might be encouraged.
So in the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are five things we are thankful for…