Women have been central to the work of Christian ministry and actively involved in the growth of the worldwide Christian church from the time of Jesus to the twenty-first century. Yet the story of Christianity is too often told as a story of men.
This webinar will explore the lives and experiences of faithful women throughout church history, demonstrating their integral participation in the church’s mission. It will highlight the legacies of a wide variety of women, showing how they have overcome obstacles to their ministries and have transformed cultural constraints to spread the gospel and build the church.
Leanne Dzubinski is Interim Dean and Associate Professor in the Doctoral Department of the Cook School of Intercultural Studies at Biola University. She teaches and researches on leadership, gender, and research methods. She is the author of Playing by the Rules: How Women Lead in Evangelical Mission Organizations (2021) and co-author of Women in the Mission of the Church: Their Opportunities and Obstacles throughout Christian History (2021). Prior to Biola, she worked on the mission field for almost 20 years.
Anneke H. Stasson is Associate Professor of Humanities and History in the John Wesley Honors College at Indiana Wesleyan University. She is the author of Walter and Ingrid Trobisch and the Globalization of Modern, Christian Sexual Ethics (2021) and co-author of Women in the Mission of the Church: Their Opportunities and Obstacles throughout Christian History (2021). She lives on a small farm in Marion, Indiana, with her husband and four children.[member_only]