Once the wildlife managers responded to the inhospitable water, the salmon population thrived once again. So too, might we bear witness to an explosion of women leaders, preachers, and teachers if we will take the time to adjust the water in which we swim. By the grace of God and empowering work of the Holy Spirit, it is possible. Let’s get to work.
Stephanie Dyrness Lobdell is a Nazarene pastor, wife, mommy of JoJo and Jack, teacher, lover of learning, and friend. She and her husband, Tommy, have served as co-pastors of several churches. Currently, Stephanie serves as co-lead pastor with Tommy, as well as the worship pastor at Mountain Home Church of the Nazarene, an extraordinary community of believers in Mountain Home, Idaho, and blogs at www.stephanielobdell.com.