Welcome to the Sophia Network September Update – we have lots of good things to reflect on this month around our theme of leadership.
Equipping Event 2014
This month we're holding our annual Equipping Day and we're excited. Leadership consultant Jill Garrett is coming to speak on 'Leading from Within: Developing your God-given leadership style.' So if you haven’t already booked, what are you waiting for? (You can book free online here). Our AGM will take place for 10mins around lunchtime. This year, we are going to be appointing new Trustees, so we are very excited about the future of Sophia Network. Please pray for the Equipping Day and the new Trustees as we enter this new exciting stage of the Network.
Let's talk theology
In October, we're planning to an on-line theology discussion using our resource In the Image of God, which looks at issues of gender and what the Bible says. You can find out more and join the discussion here.
Other contributions to this month's update includes:
- Sophie member Janet Whitehead shares on the importance of older people within our churches and her project 'The Pearl Principle'. Last Tuesday I took my first funeral, as a Church Leader and I spent a lot of time reflecting on the amazing, Godly woman whose funeral it was. I have learnt so much from this woman as she was a member of my congregation and taught me so much about leading from behind the scenes. We need to look to those women leaders who have gone before us and listen to the advice they can give.
- New LST President Krish Kandiah reflects on advice for women with the gift of leadership - there are some very interesting thoughts here from other women.
- A book review on Spiritual Direction by Gordon Smith whch was part of my holiday reading.
- A Q & A with Charlotte Hendy, GB's new Esther Collective Project Worker. Charlotte, 22, is developing a new innovative leadership equipping journey for young women.
I hope you enjoy this month's update... with its fresh look and design. Yes, we've relaunched our website today with a new design - take a look and tell us what you think!
Co-Founder of Sophia Network