This site was launched in September 2010 as a companion to two presentations at Abilene Christian University’s Summit.  The two presentations were titled “Half the Church” and were a part of a track on Women in Ministry in Churches of Christ.  The title of the class was both a (not so) subtle play on the New York Times Best Seller Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and a line from an interview with a female student in ACU’s Graduate School of Theology.  She said, “It’s not good for the church to be silencing more than half its members.”

The two presentations were the product of two research projects:

“Half the Church: Calling and Vocation for Women in the Churches of Christ”

“Half the Church: Women in Gender-Inclusive Churches”

The purposes of this site are:

  • to archive the audio podcast titled “She Is Called” presented in the first session
  • to extend the research of the second session that seeks to identify Churches of Christ “that have found gender inclusivity important enough to talk about openly and act upon positively”
  • to post other research and resources related to gender inclusivity

If you are a part of a gender inclusive congregation of Churches of Christ or know of one click here.

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