Publication date: 2-14-2008
Imprint: Kregel Ministry
Working Together as Brothers and Sisters in an Oversexed Society
Men and women working together can be a powerful ministry partnership, but it can also raise a lot of prickly questions:
How does one relate to the opposite sex in a working environment?
The New Testament treats Christian men and women as sacred siblings. Is that relationship a reality in our ministry?
What are the appropriate bridges and boundaries?
How can we learn to be safe in our dress, actions, and communication?
How do sacred siblings interact in personal conversations, staff meetings, and professional outings?
In Mixed Ministry, the male and female authors explore these common and thorny issues in depth. Using biblical examples; personal interviews with ministry leaders; and practical advice on topics such as modesty, boundaries, communication, and interaction as siblings; the authors outline how staff and lay leaders can develop healthy working partnerships in their ministries. When men and women see each other with new eyes as brothers and sisters in Christ, ministry can thrive.
As the church moves forward spreading the love of Christ, it must do so in an atmosphere of partnership and celebration. Because men and women are created in Gods image, we must find a way to work together to build His kingdom. Mixed Ministry shows us the way!
Dr. Cynthia Fantasia
Pastor of Women
Grace Chapel, Lexington, MA
Dr. Sue Edwards (D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) teaches full-time in the Christian Education Department at Dallas Theological Seminary. In addition, Sue speaks at retreats, conferences, and seminars across the country. She is the coauthor of Womens Retreats and New Doors in Ministry to Women, and the author of the new Sue Edwards Inductive Bible Study series.
Kelley Mathews (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) is a freelance writer and editor. A former womens ministry leader, she is the coauthor of Womens Retreats and New Doors in Ministry to Women. She lives with her husband, John, and their three children in Texas.
Henry J. Rogers is the corporate chaplain for Interstate Batteries in Dallas, Texas. He is the author of The Silent War: Ministering to Those Trapped in the Deception of Pornography and coauthor with Heather Jamison of the teen books Keeping It Real and Real Stuff.