This book explores the journey of the Mennonite Brethren—an Anabaptist-Evangelical church denomination in North America—highlighting their attempt to find consensus in their convictions and practice regarding the role of women in church ministry and leadership. Throughout this complex and vibrant conversation spanning over 50 years (1954–2010), Mennonite Brethren have sought to discern together as a community how to interpret the Scriptures in the midst of prevailing cultural changes. No other issue has received this level of attention by Mennonite Brethren during the second half of the 20th century. Author Doug Heidebrecht examines how both conference leaders as well as local church members have actively participated in this significant conversation.
About the author: Douglas J. Heidebrecht (Ph.D., Wales) provides leadership training in a variety of global settings through a partnership between Multiply and MB Seminary, Langley.