Without question, having competent women in leadership can certainly enhance the vitality of any organization. Sadly, too often women are not given equal opportunities and are left doubting their sense of self and their abilities.    

In Eve, Where Are You? Dr. Nicole Davis uniquely evaluates bias practices within one specific organization: the Christian church. You’ll learn why many women are discouraged and emotionally absent and why they are leaving churches or considering giving up religious pursuits altogether. Within these pages, Dr. Davis thoughtfully contemplates the scriptural significance of God’s creation of Eve; compares women’s leadership advances in the marketplace and church; and shares real-life stories and perceptions about women in leadership offered by present-day church leaders.

As a conflict coach and resolutionist, Dr. Davis boldly addresses possible causal effects of toxic practices against women and then offers strategic solutions and guidance to both women and church organizations to facilitate reconciliation, creating opportunity for the church to regain influence and effectiveness in our culture.  

Without question, having competent women in leadership can certainly enhance the vitality of any organization. Sadly, too often women are not given equal opportunities and are left doubting their sense of self and their abilities.    

In Eve, Where Are You? Dr. Nicole Davis uniquely evaluates bias practices within one specific organization: the Christian church. You’ll learn why many women are discouraged and emotionally absent and why they are leaving churches or considering giving up religious pursuits altogether. Within these pages, Dr. Davis thoughtfully contemplates the scriptural significance of God’s creation of Eve; compares women’s leadership advances in the marketplace and church; and shares real-life stories and perceptions about women in leadership offered by present-day church leaders.

As a conflict coach and resolutionist, Dr. Davis boldly addresses possible causal effects of toxic practices against women and then offers strategic solutions and guidance to both women and church organizations to facilitate reconciliation, creating opportunity for the Christian church to regain influence and effectiveness in our culture.  

 

 

“Woman,  always remember that you are a carrier of greatness. You were created to coreign and corule. It’s time to decide what your contribution will be  to make this world a better place to live.”

 – Dr. Nicole Davis

 

 

 

WHY READ THIS BOOK?

To lead large-scale discussions about the toxic cultural practices against women in our churches.

To learn how to help women establish their true identity and accomplish their God-given assignments.

To obtain knowledge regarding what it takes for churches to make crucial paradigm shifts to help them create effective and influential churches where men and women both thrive.

To gain insight from various denominational church leaders who sat down with Dr. Davis to have candid conversations about their thoughts and experiences regarding women in leadership.

 

 

WHY READ THIS BOOK?

 

To lead large-scale discussions about the toxic cultural practices against women in our churches.

To learn how to help women establish their true identity and accomplish their God-given assignments.

To obtain knowledge regarding what it takes for churches to make crucial paradigm shifts to help them create effective and influential churches where men and women both thrive.

To gain insight from various denominational church leaders who sat down with Dr. Davis to have candid conversations about their thoughts and experiences regarding women in leadership.

 

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QUOTES FROM INTERVIEWS WITH MEN CHURCH LEADERS

 

 

EYE-OPENING!

Antonio: It’s unfortunate. They say that women, they’re too emotional, that they’re not strong, they can’t distribute strength. They can’t lead a man, not capable. You know, I’ve heard it all. And it is kind of surprising to hear that a lot of women do not want women to be in leadership. They prefer to follow a man and not a woman.

Bill: Now, I will listen to female preachers, because I’ve done that. I will listen to a female teacher. I’ll sit under their teaching. But a female pastor – somebody who has the responsibility over my soul and all of that, that’s just not my personal preference.

THOUGHT-PROVOKING! 

Cornelius: Well, as a woman being president, again that’s separate from—the marketplace is separate from the church. In terms of—I voted for Hillary, I would think she would have done a better job than 45. So, if they’re qualified, if they have the acumen to do the job, they can do it. Some of the—you know, you think in terms of some of the talent that women have and the mindset that they can be great CEOs, great leaders and they can do the job so I don’t have a problem with that in the marketplace. 

Kevin: There are people who would have been super happy to have Sarah Palin as president of the United States or some other woman as president of the United States, but they wouldn’t have wanted a woman to be pastor of the church. 

 

QUOTES FROM INTERVIEWS WITH WOMEN CHURCH LEADERS

 

GAME CHANGING! 

 

Anna: So, her being a pastor—a female doesn’t matter to me. What matters to me is her proclamations. Do they line up with the Word of God? Is she feeding the flock as God would have her? Does she see about the members of her flock? Does she truly walk in the office of a pastor? And she does. The concern she has about the Body, the sacrifices she makes that fulfills the purpose that God has called, the sacrifice that her husband gives daily to make sure that she fulfills what God has called her to do, those are the things that I look at, not the fact that her gender happens to be a female.

Michelle: I really think if people could get—if we—if people could get away from their prejudices, we would all be the better for it. You know? I really think, like, and I guess it takes looking at things from a different perspective, because I really feel like you shoot yourself in the foot when you don’t allow people to, not just only be who they are, but to help them excel and be the best that they can be.

Diane: Hillary Clinton—one of the reasons why she lost the election was that there are people who just cannot see themselves voting for a woman. I don’t care who she is. So, I think all of that—the church doesn’t live in a vacuum. The church is impacted by what’s going on in the broader society and truth be known we drag that in and that has an impact on how we view women, how we view young girls, how we view their role and how far they can and cannot go. 

Judy: I’m not thriving and I told them why and I really felt like, for awhile I thought, you know, instead of being frustrated I might just need to resign and find a place to serve where I’m using my gifts because it’s frustrating.

 


 

 

 

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MEET THE AUTHOR

 

Dr. Davis is a wife, mother, pastor, Christian life coach, social science researcher, and conflict resolution practioner, with over 20 years of professional experience. Her areas of research interest include gender inequality, organizational leadership, women empowerment, and family dynamics.

Dr. Davis believes there is a huge distinction between a woman’s calling, which is determined by God, and a church’s doctrine about the utilization of women, which is a cultural decision predominantly determined by men…

 

 

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

 

Dr. Davis is a wife, mother, pastor, Christian life coach, social science researcher, and conflict resolution practioner with over 20 years of professional experience. Her areas of research interest include gender inequality, organizational leadership, women empowerment, and family dynamics.

Dr. Davis believes there is a huge distinction between a woman’s calling, which is determined by God, and a church’s doctrine about the utilization of women, which is a cultural decision predominantly determined by men…

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