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We’re one… but we’re not the same

Frontrunner - Women in Youth Ministry CampferenceOn the women in youth ministry Facebook group, I asked the ladies what their first association was with ‘women in youth ministry’. To be honest, I had expected answers along the lines of ‘struggle’, or ‘loneliness’. Instead, some women replied that they were more worried about having too many female leaders in the/their church.

It reminded me once again of the diverse positions of women in youth ministry. Some of us do struggle, with being accepted for instance. With getting treated as an equal to men. With finding a position that befits our calling and spiritual gifts.

But that’s certainly not the case for everyone. A few women responded that they were grateful to be in a church where women leaders were the most normal thing in the world.

Women in youth ministry. We’re one, but we’re not the same. We’re sisters in Jesus Christ, but we come from different places, backgrounds and walks of life. We’re in different churches, roles, places in our lives. Yet we get to carry each other.

As we count down to the Women in Youth Minstry Campference in April 2015, we want to share some of our stories with you and with each other. We long to get to know each other, learn from each other and encourage each other.

If you have a story to share, we’d love to publish it on this blog! Just contact us through the contact form.

p.s. The Early Bird deadline for a discounted registering to the Women in Youth Ministry Campference is coming up fast. Reserve your spot today!

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