Christine Caine, the speaker, author, and activist out of Australia’s Hillsong Church, announced last week that she will begin a training program featuring inspirational videos, industry-specific articles, mentorship pipelines, and urban events to encourage Christian women leaders in the marketplace.
“Christian women are on the frontlines with no one supporting them,” she said in an interview with CT. “We’ve got a church that’s already in the world. What are we going to do about it?”
Head of the anti–human trafficking organization A21, Caine discovered Christian women around the globe leading in various business sectors, but at the Christian conferences she headlined, she found that these working women sensed something missing from the training—a giant “gap” in women’s ministry.
A majority of women of faith work outside the home, forcing them to grapple with the now much-talked-about challenges of balancing work and family, duty and calling.
“The openness to speak about women and work changed dramatically after Lean In came out in 2012,” said Diane Paddison, founder and president of 4Word, which provides resources for professional Christian women. “It is wonderful to see another effort. If we work together around this movement, the result will be eternally amazing.”
Caine described Propel as addressing the challenges brought up by Lean In, with the kinds of stirring videos presented by TED Talks, done in a way that’s ...1
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