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Author France, Dorothy D.

Title Dear Church : intimate letters from women in ministry / Dorothy D. France
Published St. Louis, Mo. : Chalice Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 152 pages)
Contents ""Cover""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Preface""; ""Introductory Letters""; ""LETTER 1: To My Second Home""; ""LETTER 2: Setting the Pace""; ""Local Pastors and Co-Pastors""; ""LETTER 3: The Mothering Church""; ""LETTER 4: Making Weak Points Strengths""; ""LETTER 5: Tears but No Regrets""; ""LETTER 6: Always the Preacher""; ""LETTER 7: In Joy and Pain""; ""LETTER 8: Becoming the Norm""; ""LETTER 9: God Tapped My Shoulder""; ""LETTER 10: Trusting God�s Faithfulness""; ""LETTER 11: My Heart�s True Home""; ""LETTER 12: Funny God-Things""; ""Associates""
""LETTER 13: Ministry Saved My Life""""LETTER 14: Busy Enough to Pray""; ""LETTER 15: Finding My Own Voice""; ""Regional Staff""; ""LETTER 16: God Is Able""; ""LETTER 17: Finding the Blind Spots""; ""General Staff""; ""LETTER 18: Consider Your Heart""; ""LETTER 19: The Daily Call""; ""LETTER 20: Listen! God Is Speaking""; ""LETTER 21: Gifted to Serve""; ""LETTER 22: Increasing Our Diversity""; ""LETTER 23: Never Heard a “Call�""; ""Academic Staff and Students""; ""LETTER 24: Waiting for a New Call""; ""LETTER 25: Natural Thing to Do""; ""LETTER 26: Called to Do the Impossible""
""LETTER 27: From Broken Child to Champion""""LETTER 28: Gratitude for Grace""; ""Publisher and Editor and Retired""; ""LETTER 29: Call as a Journey""; ""LETTER 30: Continuing the Journey""; ""LETTER 31: Missionary Ignorance""; ""Mothers/Daughters""; ""LETTER 32: Called in a Faithful Community""; ""LETTER 33: The Supportive Church""; ""LETTER 34: Follow Your Heart""; ""LETTER 35: The Call Came Early""; ""EPILOGUE: Ten Commandments for Clergywomen""
Summary This book is comprised of letters written by female pastors to the church. These letters uplift, encourage, support, and celebrate the important role and contributions of women through their ministry at all levels of life in the church today. This book is ideal not only for those women considering ministry but also for those who have become discouraged as they minister in a changing and often difficult world. Dear Church may also encourage understanding, provide insight, and offer support for today?s lay leaders as they seek to serve in partnership with their clergy
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Subject Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) -- Clergy.
Women clergy -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author France, Dorothy D.
ISBN 0827205759 (electronic bk.)
0827206429 (electronic bk.)
0827206437 (electronic bk.)
9780827205758 (electronic bk.)
9780827206427 (electronic bk.)
9780827206434 (electronic bk.)