Vacation Week – Guest Blogger Anne Jackson
I love today’s post from Anne. This is a subject that she and I easily connect on and could talk for hours about. In the short time that she has been on staff with us I have already witnessed her passion for partnership in ministry!
pantyhose and elevators and my own skin. those are three things i’m uncomfortable in. (oh, wow. that rhymed!)
why the pantyhose? should be obvious.
elevators? not a fan of getting stuck in a big metal box.
my own skin?
it has to do with my heart and my brain and my aspirations and dreams.
=ministry is a fairly male-dominated game. and that’s cool. drill it down even more, when you have a heart for encouraging and equipping and dreaming with other pastors, well…as a girl, that can be tough to do. as a 20-something year old girl, perhaps even tougher.
most male leaders i know aren’t playing any kind of chauvinistic or age-hatin’ cards. so it’s not an issue of disrespect that i feel like i’m up against. there are just differences in guy leadership and girl leadership. the ways god has gifted us and crafted us.
most (but not all) women in ministry feel led to work in children’s ministry, education, women’s ministry…but i don’t. i know my calling…and it is working with pastors.
most of whom are men.
this is not a women-in-ministry debate. i just know that sometimes, i have a hard time wondering how it will all work out in the end. how does this look in my daily life? in my job? in the world…?? writing a book is pretty universal. and that’s a good start…but i know there’s more…