Top 10 Articles for International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day is a world-wide effort to…

Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.

Yet let’s also be aware progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity.

Leaders across the world are pledging to take action as champions of gender parity.

This resonates deeply with the convictions that motivate Missio Alliance. In fact, one of the primary questions shaping our efforts is:

What does it mean to say women are full participants in the ministry of the church alongside men? We seek to understand the New Testament elevation of women to full authority in the church.

Leading Voices

We’re excited to have a number thoughtful, Godly women on our Writing Team, including Leading Voices such as:

Carolyn Custis JamesCarolyn Custis James

Adjunct professor at BTS in Pennsylvania, consulting editor for Zondervan’s Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament, and a contributing editor for Leadership Journal.


MaryKate Morsemarykate

Professor of Leadership and Spiritual Formation at George Fox Evangelical Seminary and lead mentor for the Doctor of Ministry in Leadership & Spiritual Formation.


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Nikki Toyama-Szeto

Director of the International Justice Mission’s Institute for Biblical Justice, former Program Director of Urbana, and consultant for the development of Lausanne’s 2010 Global Congress.


And other amazing members of our regular Writing Team:

Kris Beckert

Kris Beckert

Marlena Graves

Marlena Graves

Ruthie Johnson

Ruthie Johnson

Karina KreminskiKarina Kreminski

Tara Beth Leach

Tara Beth Leach

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

Mandy Smith

Mandy Smith

Karen Wilk

Karen Wilk

Articles on women and the church continue to be some of helpful and thought provoking pieces we’ve been able to share. They are important for women to read to be reminded of their God-given capacities of women. They are important for men to read to understand how gender dynamics continue to shape the church.

Top 10 Articles for #IWD2016

Here are 10 key articles to help you celebrate International Women’s Day:

A Woman on a Mission from God

by Carolyn Custis James

Dear Bill Hybels and Other Men Who Affirm Women in Ministry

by Tara Beth Leach

I’m a Woman, and my Church Didn’t Know What To Do With That

by Amy Davis Abdallah

The Woman Who Won an Argument With Jesus

by Gary Taylor

Women, Keep On Preaching On

by Tara Beth Leach

Can the Church Lead the Way?

by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

When Male Leadership is Privileged

by MaryKate Morse

Beyond Egalitarianism and Complementarianism: The Kingdom Call for Women in Ministry

by David Fitch

Changing My Mind on Women in Ministry

by Mark Moore

How I Learned to Stop Worrying About the Billy Graham Rule and Love Like Jesus

by Ty Grigg

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