When you think of Christian women in leadership what comes to mind? Do you think about your child’s Sunday school teacher or the women’s ministry leader at your church? Maybe you think about your favorite Bible teacher or a woman you know in the marketplace. You may have even thought about yourself.
As a young woman growing up in the church, I didn’t know a lot about Christian women in leadership. Although I was always fascinated by female leaders, I did not have a mentor nor was I aware of leadership development opportunities.
My journey has been more trial and error. I have attempted to cultivate my unique skills and abilities by taking risk, reading, and attending events. For about 5 years, I have been on a leadership development journey, and what I have discovered is that opportunities for Christian women leaders are increasing. There are more roles available as well as a broad and diverse array of training opportunities to help women occupy those roles.
Whether women are interested in writing, teaching, preaching, leading in an unconventional way, impacting the marketplace, creating a podcast, or disciplining a teenager, there are several different training opportunities to choose from. This is encouraging because it means young girls who grow up with a desire to lead will have more choices in terms of the path they take. This also means women who have felt a gentle nudging to move in the direction of Christian leadership can tailor their training to fit their specific needs.
Below are several events for Christian Women leaders that I have either attended or I am interested in attending.
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