I was happy that others were using their gifts and Kingdom work was being accomplished, but I was growing impatient waiting for my turn behind the men who were being celebrated for gladly stepping in and filling the gap.
At Sacred Alliance, we are committed to telling a better story, perhaps the best story. We champion narratives of real people leading effectively in their corners of the globe for the good of the kingdom. We’re committed to seeing Jesus’ faithful presence in every nook and cranny of this world, and that means all-hands-on-deck: men and women serving shoulder to shoulder in their areas of greatest giftedness.
I believe power and authority are lordship issues, not gender issues. The church needs women who are confident in God's call and His willingness to enable them to function with power and authority in such a way that it is His power and authority seen and accepted. I rarely think of the power or authority I have been given unless someone points it out. Rather, I am called to be a servant who delights in serving Him wherever He places me.
This week on the Story Collective our conversation with Jo Saxton, author of The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For, continues as Jo shares her thoughts on life as a black woman, the #MeToo movement, and how men and women can intentionally move the conversation about women in the church forward.