a great new resource has been launched for female youth pastors – ‘the sophia network’
The Sophia Network exists to connect women in youth work and ministry, to access training, develop skills and share wisdom.
We focus our energy in four areas:
- partnership – through everything we do we encourage women and men to work together in ways that reflect the heart of God.
- relationships – facilitating enhanced working relationships between youth workers; creating environments in which female youth workers can build relationships with each other; emphasising the importance of mentoring for youth workers and young people.
- voice – advocacy on behalf of women in youth work; raising awareness of how gender affects youth work and ministry.
- training – providing excellent training to develop confidence, skills and professional expertise.
Our ultimate aim is to encourage women and men to work together more closely in a way that reflects the heart of God, but we recognize that sometimes issues need to be addressed before women can contribute on a level playing field.