Women in leadership has been a topic of discussion and consideration since the foundation of the world. And for churches, since the foundation of the Church. What is the role of women? In this episode, Dr. Nicole Davis and I discuss how women are being marginalized regarding leadership within the church.  

Dr. Nicole Davis asks people to consider powerful questions such as: 

  • Would you limit your daughter? Tell her she’s ‘less than’?
  • Will you examine your presumptions? Challenge your mindset? 
  • Acknowledge the disparity between accepting female leadership outside the church but not within the church?

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“Our children look to us. They trust everything we say. They believe us. We’re their example. And would we limit them in that moment? Would you tell them, ‘No, I’m sorry, Daughter. No. You were born less than’?”

Dr. Nicole Davis

What You’ll Learn

  • Greater than, less than conversation
    • Would you tell your daughter she’s disqualified because she’s female?
    • Undermining efficacy 
  • Emulating Christ
    • No gender attachments to the greatest commandments
  • Why it’s not a Scriptural debate
    • What is the outcome (the fruits)?
    • Not men versus women
  • Within the home
    • What each brings
    • No single leader
  • Leadership begins with you, personally
    • Who we follow and why
    • How you can lose the very people you’re trying to lead

About Nicole Davis, Ph.D.

Dr. Nicole Davis is a wife, mother, pastor, Christian life coach, social science researcher, and conflict resolution practitioner. Her passion for family, women, and leadership has evolved and intensified over many decades. As a wife and mom of 30+ years, she has poured herself into nurturing and guiding her family to thrive and excel in self-discovery and their pursuit of their God-given abilities. As a practitioner with over 20 years of professional experience, her passion to impact women drives her every day. 

Dr. Davis’ areas of research interest include gender inequality, organizational leadership, women empowerment, and family dynamics. She 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. She advocates for churches of all denominations to begin having an open dialogue about systemic oppression and alienation against women.  Especially those who show no regard for women’s callings or competency levels. Women need to be developed and commissioned to serve at the highest levels.

For this purpose, Dr. Davis examines the deep-rooted conflict concerning what God intended when He created Eve in the Garden of Eden. She asks poignant questions, inviting women to explore how they see themselves based on God’s original plan for them and seeks to empower them to discover and unleash their strengths and to help them conquer self-defeating habits.

Dr. Davis is also the co-founder, along with her husband, of Empower to Engage, as well as an author, mediator, facilitator, conflict coach, a certified Marriage Today and Marriage on the Rock trainer, and a marriage and relationship coach.

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