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We believe the kingdom of God flourishes when there is room for men and women to lead equally. Whether in marriage, ministry, or any relationship, the call and value of one is not diminished at the cost of the other. WOW! seminar series aims to sharpen and expand the understanding of God’s design for women in leadership through sound biblical teaching where God affirms the call to leadership and discipleship for every individual. Subscribe to our mailing list at www.womenofwonder.us to stay up to date on joining the live seminars. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/womenofwonder/support

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We believe the kingdom of God flourishes when there is room for men and women to lead equally. Whether in marriage, ministry, or any relationship, the call and value of one is not diminished at the cost of the other. WOW! seminar series aims to sharpen and expand the understanding of God’s design for women in leadership through sound biblical teaching where God affirms the call to leadership and discipleship for every individual. Subscribe to our mailing list at www.womenofwonder.us to stay up to date on joining the live seminars. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/womenofwonder/support

    Esther - Empowered by Her Ezer Community

    Esther - Empowered by Her Ezer Community

    How did Esther come to be a significant biblical historic leader of the Jews? What was it that transformed an orphaned girl to become a woman of courage and rescued a nation from being wiped out? Esther responded to the kairos moment “for such a time as this” through the involvement of her community. Ezer warriors are cultivated over time in community. Joyce Dalrymple identifies Esther’s community offering care, counsel, commitment and celebration. How can you invest in your communities to raise ezers?

    Joyce Koo Dalrymple served as the Pastor of Discipleship and Connections at Wellspring Alliance Church. The consistent theme throughout Joyce’s several careers has been a biblically informed passion for discipling and lifting up those on the margins, including working moms, widows, children, immigrants, and helping those seeking adoption. Joyce received a BA from Stanford University, her JD from Boston College and her MDiv from Metro Atlanta Seminary. She and her husband Tim live in Wheaton, Illinois with their three daughters, including one they adopted from China.


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    • 41 min
    Mary: Birth on a Battlefield

    Mary: Birth on a Battlefield

    Cindy Comiso gives a rich wrap up of our Exploration of Ezer series highlighting ezers as a warrior in the battlefield rescuing and delivering victory to people in need. Mary lives out the ezer warrior in womanish fashion allowing God to use her womb to protect and give birth to the Savior. How does living in humility, holy indifference, and participation lead Mary to proclaim “my soul magnifies the Lord” in the Magnificat? What is God inviting you to birth that others might be saved? What will it take to protect that “pregnancy” on the battlefield you find yourself in?

    Cindy Comiso is an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament with the Evangelical Covenant Church as well as a certified Spiritual Director.  She married Glen in 2005 and has three children.  A native New Englander and cancer-survivor, Cindy has a big heart to bring God's hope and love to the many amazing people whom she calls “neighbor” and “friend.”


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    • 33 min
    Women of Uncertainty

    Women of Uncertainty

    Uncertainty has become a constant companion in our daily journey. What can the experiences of Abigail, the Syrophoenician/Canaanite woman, and the Captive Little Maid offer us in times of uncertainty? How does Abigail's quick-wittedness, the Syrophonecian woman's decision to continue pressing in with faith and humility, and the Captive Little Maid speaking life in captivity help us adapt and discern the course of action God is calling us to take today? Milly Silencio shares her story of how these 3 women in the bible who lived in uncertainty became her ezer mentor in showing compassion for our neighbors. How do you believe God is inviting you to respond as an ezer kenegdo in times of uncertainty?

    Milly is an educator, a spiritual advisor, a mentor, and a Dreamer. She is a licensed clergy and serves as the Discipleship Pastor with Reconcile Brooklyn. She is the founder of Hoping Greatly, where she uplifts others through her story of resilience as an undocumented immigrant and an active contributor in My UndocuLife. She is also currently serving as Chaplain of the WOW! board. More about her journey can be found at hopinggreatly.com.


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    • 41 min
    Lydia: the Power of Choice

    Lydia: the Power of Choice

    Within 4 verses, Rachelle Verdier unfolds a multi-dimensional portrait of Lydia with life and color. How did Lydia, a Greek Jewish woman become a game changer? Rachelle points out that “the average adult makes more than 35,000 decisions per day. All of this decision fatigue can lead to a perceived loss of power.” Lydia’s attentiveness to the Holy Spirit, her environment, politics, her trade, and conversations, enabled her to make decisions that led to powerful impact. She became an ezer of trust to Paul and his missions team, impacting the start of the church in Philippi where her legacy is remembered till this day. How can you turn your choices into powerful impact in the community and be an ezer that people can trust?

    Rachelle Verdier is a lifelong learner and educator and has been teaching in NYC public schools, coaching educators, creating resources for adult learners and providing professional development opportunities for over 20 years. She leads the New Visions Black Educators network and is a founding member of Every Nation Church NYC. Her joy is to help people discover and excavate their authentic identities.


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    • 38 min
    Reclaiming Rahab

    Reclaiming Rahab

    Listen to the untold story of Rahab and her enduring faith. What did her relationship with God look like? How did Rahab, a woman who only heard about God from afar, come to participate in a personal relationship with God that led her to be named among the faithful in the book of Hebrews? Christy Chia helps us to pause, observe and reflect on many broad strokes of Rahab's faith which have rarely been brought to the surface. Watch how God emboldened the ezer in her. What can we learn from her faith that was undeterred in a period of indefinite waiting and delayed deliverance?

    Christy Chia is a third-year MDiv student at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is passionate about creating safe spaces for building community and empowering women and people of color in the church. Christy is currently serving with Fuller’s Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry, and also as a representative on the Fuller Student Council. Christy served at WOW! for a year before she began her MDiv studies at Fuller.


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    • 21 min
    Partnership Across the River: Jochebed, Miriam, and Pharaoh’s daughter

    Partnership Across the River: Jochebed, Miriam, and Pharaoh’s daughter

    Pastor Drea Hairston takes the term ezer out of the confinement of the patriarchal definition and leads us to a deeper dive into the biblical context of the term. Ezer was not designed by God as a gender divide, nor a hierarchical structure, nor a patriarchal ideology. Ezer was a description of partnership and wholeness in reflection of humanity as created by God. How was ezer portrayed through the partnership of Jochebed, Miriam, and Pharaoh’s daughter that would seemingly be impossible to the human mindset? How did seeing each other across social locations rescue them from isolation, ultimately becoming a story of defiance and deliverance? They were a team of ezers. How can this story of partnership inspire hope to our world that is divided and filled with hostility and violence?

    Drea Hairston is a pastor at Church! of Park Slope. She recently received her MA degree from City Seminary in Harlem. She is a wife and mother of four children under 12. Although growing up as a Midwestern Lutheran, she has lived in Brooklyn and been a part of her non-denominational community church for the last 15 years. She is grateful to be a part of a church that is striving to be a collective body learning and following Christ together.


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    • 31 min

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