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Spring 4-23-2023


Today, many females are waiting for opportunities to serve in pastoral leadership, hoping to partner with local churches to help carry the story of God forward in a moment of great vulnerability for the church, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, very few churches are opening their doors to females for key leadership roles, upholding a long tradition of male-only leadership. This project explores the spiritual impact of egalitarian culture and female pastoral leadership on the members of New Heritage Fellowship. My hope is that this project will (1) give insights into the potential impact and possibilities of female pastoral leadership, (2) illuminate an egalitarian model of flourishing, and (3) provide hope to gifted and called spiritual siblings who are yet waiting and praying: “Here am I, send me.”