Adrian Warnock is rather pointedly recommending a book:
The book has possibly the longest title of any on Amazon and is currently available for pre-order:
Women: From the New Testament to Today – How Women Can Build Up or
Undermine Their Local Church: How Women Can Bless – or Ruin – Their
- Wendy Virgo
I will pre-order this book. Of course I don't need convincing that women can achieve all that the very long title implies. I fact I celebrate that God calls all people. It is sad that a book is needed to justify what women can do within a Church that does not fully accept their calling to minister.
At the same time it is worth reading Newfrontiers – Why I'd never want to be an Elder (which I will probably respond to in more detail).
I invite you to compare and contrast this to several items of news from the Methodist Church Today:
- Sarah Malik our Youth President and other representatives of our Youth Conference have spoken extensively at the Methodist Conference today: Young Methodists challenge Church to broaden its horizons.
- We have also heard about and celebrated our National Youth Participation. The report from a very recent addition to our Connexional Team:
- We have celebrated the election of our next President and Vice President. Both are wonderful Spiritual leaders chosen and gifted by God to lead our Church. See The Methodist Church elects new President and Vice President Designate
What a joy it is to be part of a Church that is benefiting from God's calling and equipping people of great diversity to leadership throughout the Church. Thanks be to God!