Women and the Future of the Church

Sharon Church, Women's Ministry 3 Comments

One of my favorite things about living in Chicago is that it’s the kind of city where there’s always something going on. There are always amazing people coming and going, which has afforded me the opportunity to meet many people with whom our paths might have never crossed–some of whom are my readers! Today I got to hang out with …

Women’s Ministry: Form v. Content

Sharon Women's Ministry 0 Comments

This past semester I had the privilege of co-teaching a women’s Bible study with someone whose teaching style is very different from mine. Whereas my style is more systematic, going through each passage verse by verse, hers was more organic, weaving Scripture into stories and personal testimonies from her own life. As Providence would have it, the combination of our …

Helpful Book on Women’s Ministry

Sharon Church, Women's Ministry 4 Comments

I’ve recently been reading a book on Women’s Ministry that has given voice to some of my own thoughts on women’s ministry, as well as adding some perspectives I had never before considered. The book is entitled Women’s Ministry in the Local Church and it’s written by J. Ligon Duncan and Susan Hunt. Duncan is a PCA pastor in Mississippi …

The Masculinization of the Church

Sharon Church, Women's Ministry 5 Comments

In recent years there has been a lot of criticism of the “feminizing” of the church. Much of this language became popular with the publication of books like Wild at Heart that blamed the drop in male attendance on the overly female conceptions of Jesus. Jesus seemed too passive and gooey to attract the average man. The solution? Remind men …

A Gospel for Every Woman

Sharon Women's Ministry 3 Comments

Since it’s been at least a month since I’ve excerpted something from Wendy Alsup’s blog, and I’ve essentially become her blog stalker, I think it’s about time I post something else. 🙂 Wendy recently posted a blog entitled “Equipping Women for Gospel-Centered Lives” in which she examines the noticeably different messages imparted to women at various stages in their lives. …

Philippians Study

Sharon Women's Ministry 0 Comments

This semester I am co-teaching a Women’s Bible Study at my church and we’re going through the book of Philippians. I will be posting the audio from each week as a resource to the women in the study, but I also thought my regular readers might enjoy it as well! I’ve really loved studying Philippians because the church at Philippi …

The Radical Romance of the Gospel

Sharon Missions, Women's Ministry 4 Comments

As I’ve mentioned in several of my last posts I was out of the country last week, but I don’t think I ever actually revealed where I was. I spent the week in Dubai with some friends of mine who now serve as church planters in Central Asia. The trip was incredible! In case you’ve never been to Dubai, everything …

She Worships: New Year, New Face!

Sharon Women's Ministry 7 Comments

Welcome to the new and improved face of She Worships! As my little online ministry has grown I’ve had a number of friends who believe in my writing and offered to help me take my blog to the next level. I’m pretty excited about what they came up with! In particular, I hope you’ll find that this new blog look …