Here are some things I have found helpful recently online. I am thankful to God for co-workers in the gospel who are serving with CMS (NSW/ACT) and FIEC UK.
P.S. Don’t forget to register for our June evening seminar:
Kellie Nicholas is a CMS (NSW/ACT) missionary serving in Japan. She is a link missionary at my church and also a Moore College graduate. Kellie has written a brief article on the importance of training and how training can connect with growing as a disciple of Christ more generally.
Three FIEC UK women in ministry discuss what life is like for women in church ministry. What are the joys and challenges that are faced, particularly for women in leadership roles? One of the women—Kathryn Jackson—shares some of her struggles with complementarianism.
Two senior FIEC UK staff discuss what complementarianism is and whether it is inherently abusive.
Two senior FIEC UK staff discuss whether the convictions they hold about independency as churches is a weakness when it comes to diagnosing and dealing with abuse. Does independency allow abusers to thrive through a lack of external accountability? Is there any place for intra-dependence to guard against abuse?
Two senior FIEC UK staff discuss what is meant when we talk about “spiritual abuse”. It is a useful term or unhelpful? How do we respond to those who reject the terminology, or who want to embrace it uncritically?