Help your church equip women in ministry with these curated resources. They offer great opportunities for connection, mentoring, empowerment and more.
These Women in Ministry resources are designed to equip, mentor and connect female ministry leaders. All resources were curated by Foursquare Sr. Director of Leadership and Development Tammy Dunahoo, D.Min.
"Tell Her Story: How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church" by Nijay K. Gupta
For centuries, discussions of early Christianity have focused on male leaders in the church. But there is ample evidence right in the New Testament that women were actively involved in ministry, at the frontier of the gospel mission, and as respected leaders. Nijay Gupta calls us to bring these women out of the shadows by shining light on their many inspiring contributions to the planting, growth and health of the first Christian churches.
"How God Sees Women: The End of Patriarchy" by Terran Williams
Marked by peers as the best book on the complementarian/evangelical egalitarian debate, Terran Williams highlights how the gospel is aimed to set all people free. Williams' heart is carefully postured both to the mission of Jesus and to the beautifully intended unity of women and men throughout the entire narrative of the Bible. This book empowers both men and women to become their best selves through honest logic and full-service Theological studies.
"Not Without a Struggle: Leadership for African American Women in Ministry" by Vashti M. McKenzie
Written because Vashti McKenzie felt like a passenger on a boat without an oar when she began in ministry, this book has helped women of all races and ethnicities to answer God's call in their lives. Building models of ministry that promote fellowship and support, McKenzie forges a new partnership among men and women in ministry. This book provides a new generation of clergywomen something to hold onto as they prepare for God's work.
"Developing Female Leaders: Navigate the Minefields and Release the Potential of Women in Your Church" by Kadi Cole
Leadership and people development veteran Kadi Cole offers a practical strategy to help church and organizational leaders craft cultures that facilitate the development of women as volunteer and staff leaders. Kadi asks,"What would your church look like if it maximized the dormant gifts of the women God has brought there?" Her book dives into the discovery of how to develop and leverage the leadership abilities of women within your congregation.
"The Bible Vs. Biblical Womanhood: How God's Word Consistently Affirms Gender Equality" by Philip Barton Payne
Philip Barton Payne's book is for those struggling to reconcile the Bible's seemingly contradictory teachings about men and women. Readers will come away with greater confidence in the reliability of Scripture's consistent, harmonious message of gender equality.