'My dream is that women will be leaders in innovation. As we dare to dream even bigger for our communities, and as we work to end injustice, despair and isolation, I believe we will inspire others to see that with God all things are possible.'
Rachel Gardner - Youth Worker. Relationship Lead at Youthscape. President of Girls' Brigade E&W. Founder of Romance Academy. Trustee of Cinnamon Network & Home For Good.
'My dream for 2017 is to have a database of Christian female speakers to resource event organisers in achieving equal representation of men and women at Christian events across the UK. In order to make this dream a reality, we at Project 3:28 have started a GoFundMe campaign! If you'd like to get involved or invest in this go to: https://www.gofundme.com/
Natalie Collins - Gender Justice Specialist.
'I would like it to be seen as normal to have women in leadership positions. And for those women in leadership to be commented on about their attributes and qualities and what they are doing and not their appearance (this feels especially true in the media).'
Helen Young - Youth Worker.
'Let's face it, it seems that in some ways, 2016 seemed like a triumph for patriarchy, sexism and misogyny. My hope for 2017 is that we cultivate a culture of worth for everyone acting on the Gospel truth that each of us has equal worth and value regardless of what we look like, gender, age, race, ability etc. This is the hope-filled message that Jesus brought to us and he is calling us to follow in His footsteps today, particularly to turn up the volume of hope for girls. So let's turn hope into action and act together to support great initiatives like IC Change UK [http://icchange.co.uk/] who are ending violence against women.'
Dr Claire Rush - Participation and Advocacy Co-ordinator for Girls' Brigade Ministries, Vice-President of Girls' Brigade International and a trustee of Sophia Network.
'As 2016 draws to a close the possibilities of what lies ahead becomes for us all a great opportunity.
An opportunity to dream together of a different future. I dream that all women would be free to be the people that God created them to be.
I dream that all women would be free to follow the call of God on their individual lives.
I dream that all women would be encourage, supported and cheered on to follow Christ into the places that He leads them.
I dream that men and women would be free to lead the church together according to their gifts and call.
I dream that gender would become a point of celebration instead of a place of division.'
Vicky Thompson - Pastor of Farnhams and Hedgerley Community Church and Chair of the Sophia Network.
Charlotte Hendy - The Esther Collective project leader for Girls’ Brigade Ministries.