On Friday morning, I started my day sitting outside in my yard while people looked through items I had set out for my yard sale. On Friday evening, I was on the phone talking to Doug Bursch on his Live from Seattle radio show.
Isn’t it funny how life works sometimes?
That morning, I was having a lively conversation at my yard sale with someone who had named her children after some of the more obscure biblical characters, when someone walked up to me and asked (in jest) if I was selling salvation. His comment made me laugh, so I posted on Twitter about it. Just a few moments later, a conversation began.
@aprilfiet hey do you want to talk about what's needed to raise up more women pastors or do you hate that topic and just want to talk Jesus?
— Doug Bursch (@fairlyspiritual) September 5, 2014
Would I like to talk about ways to raise up more female leaders in the church? Um…yes! That’s one of my very favorite things to talk about!
My interview with Doug starts just before the 46:00 mark, but just shortly before that, Doug shares some of his own story. He was a gracious host, and asked thoughtful questions that helped our conversation to touch on deep and important topics. I felt at ease, which is really saying something considering how nervous I was before we went on the air!
I hope you’ll listen, and join our conversation by jumping in on the comments here on my blog. I’d love to know what questions (if any) our conversation brings to mind for you.
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Are you in a church that is doing well at raising up young, female leaders? What are they doing well that we can learn from? Are you a woman in church leadership? I’d love to hear your stories about what kinds of things were done for you along your journey into ministry.