Wonderings and wanderings: women in ministry at midlife, framing questions, seeking answers

Full Title
Wonderings and wanderings: women in ministry at midlife, framing questions, seeking answers
Author
JoAnn A Shade
Abstract
The project's purpose was to invite women in ministry at midlife to articulate and clarify their vocational identity and direction. A directed journal (workbook) applied a feminist hermeneutic to the Hagar narrative, and was completed by twenty-four midlife women in ministry. Accessing disciplines of the arts, personal narrative development, and spiritual formation practices, participants interacted with themes of identity, paradox. direction, God image, voice, grief, fear, movement, and community. It invited an articulation of questions to the women themselves, the church, and God, resulting in an increased ability to name potential personal birthings and to envision future ministry direction.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Morven R Baker
Language
English
Date
2006
Number of Pages
260