Welcome to the Sophia Network February Update.
It is February already! If you’re anything like me, it may have crept up on you a little! January seems to have flown past in a flash.
February is an exciting month for my wife and I as we anticipate the arrival of our first child. With this change in my personal circumstances in mind, I am indebted to my fellow trustees Claire Rush and Chine McDonald for their willingness to oversee the blog and monthly news update for the next few months. You’re in very capable hands!
This month we are searching our archives to share with you our favourite six blogs of 2016. We’re so blessed to have such a wide range of authors from the network who are prepared to share their thoughts with us and these articles.
Over the next few months our posts are going to be based around the teaching Anne Calver shared with us back at our equipping day as we think further about what it means to lean in.
Look out too for some exciting news from the Network in the next couple of months as we seek to engage more effectively with members and establish more accurately how we can serve you all.
Thank you for being part of the journey with us. It is our privilege to serve you.
In February 2016 Gemma Ruth Brown shared with us a piece exploring calling and encouraged us to never stop learning, find our tribe, and step forward with courage.
In April, the super-talented Carolyn Whitnall shared one of our favourite creative elements of the blog in her poem ‘Reheard.’ The creativity and imagination of our network members never ceases to amaze us.
In June, regular contributor Tami Zacharias shared with us some thoughts on Wrestling with Identity and Security in Leadership which were an excellent reminder and challenge to us all. We hope Tami will continue to contribute to the blog in 2017 because we believe her insights and experience are superb.
In July Sarah Chestnutt shared in a Vlog her thoughts on Alli Worthington’s book ‘Breaking Busy’ that some of the networkread together.
In October, we profiled 5 UK Initiatives Turning Up The Volume Of Hope For Girls & Young Women part of our commitment to work in partnership, promote and support other organisations who share our aims and values.
In November, Rev Sarah Whittleston offered her perspective on our equipping day and the importance of gathering together as women and men striving to champion the equality of women and men in church together.