This cultural moment is ripe for women to step into their full calling within the local Church. Burdened by a Church history that has not always embraced women as full partners in the Jesus mission, it’s time to catalyze a future where women feel encouraged, released and free to find their voice and embrace their part in building up the Church.
Regardless of the reality that we find ourselves at different places on the theological spectrum of complementarian and egalitarian, we hope to come together to encourage both men and women to be even more equipped to work together in our collective missional calling.
Join Exponential NEXT this year as we curate a series of podcasts, articles and videos featuring conversations with women (and a few men) who are activated in their calling while championing the roles of women in the local Church.
Janet and her husband Troy are the founding pastors of Restore Community Church, a multi-site church planted in Kansas City in 2008. Through its focus on developing and sending leaders, Restore has been a part of planting over 60 churches and invested over a 1.8 million dollars in church planting. Janet serves Restore as the Community Life Pastor creating next steps of discipleship and spiritual formation. She catalyzes the development of Restore’s teaching series and serves on the teaching team. Prior to planting Restore Community Church, Janet served on staff at Community Christian in Naperville, IL, in children’s ministry, support and recovery ministry as well as small groups and spiritual formation. Janet and Troy enjoy their kids and grandkids who live in Kansas City and Denver.
Sue Ferguson is a follower of Jesus, a wife to Dave, mom to 3 adult kids, sister, friend, small groups’ director, and mentor. Sue is on staff at Community Christian Church in the Chicagoland area. She loves to create safe brave spaces for others to process faith and life; and to help other leaders develop the desire and skills to do the same. She enjoys helping others craft their stories to authentically share how Jesus has made a life changing difference in their lives. She is also a co-content creator for Exponential Women Next. She is excited to equip, empower, and cheer on the next generation of women leaders!