Bookets on Women in Ministry Issues

The following booklets are available for free as PDFs.

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Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy: A Preliminary Bibliography

Compiled by Rev. Dr. Susie C. Stanley

Incorporates current and archival materials, published and unpublished. Headings include autobiographies, biographies, sermons, scriptural defenses of women clergy and general articles. Foreword by Rev. Dr. Susie Stanley, series editor.


Ezer Cenegdo: A Power Like Him, Facing Him as Equal

By Joseph E. Coleson. Dr. Coleson

A professor of Hebrew Bible, examines the phrase from Gen. 2 and concludes that God’s intention at creation was for men and women to relate as equals. Subordination was the consequence of the Fall. The Order of Redemption “calls us to equality in every area of life.” Forward by Rev. Dr. Susie Stanley, series editor.


Inclusive Language Handbook

By Don Thorsen and Vickie Becker

The authors define inclusive language and provide a theological rationale for its use. This user-friendly guide provides numerous examples. Forward by Rev. Dr. Susie Stanley, series editor.


Satisfied: Women Hymn Writers of the 19th Century Wesleyan Holiness Movement

By Keith Schwanz

Fascinating vignettes of nine women. Several hymns are included. Forward by Rev. Dr. Susie Stanley, series editor.


Reclaiming the Wesleyan Holiness Heritage of Women Clergy: Sermons, A Case Study and Resources

By Randy Huber and John E. Stanley

Eleven sermons preached by Rev. Huber focus on women of faith in the Bible. They strongly endorse recognizing women’s gifts in all areas of ministry. A brief section “New Testament Arguments for the Equality of Men and Women in Ministry” as well as a short bibliography are included. Forward by Rev. Dr. Susie Stanley, series editor.


Cloud of Witnesses: Portraits of Women Ministers in the Wesleyan Holiness Movement

Edited by Gloria J. Bell

Illustrated chapters on women ministers, representing each of our supporting denominations. Forward by Rev. Dr. Susie Stanley, series editor.


God’s Call: From Infilling to Outpouring (Sermons by Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy)

Edited by Margaret Dunn

Four sermons preached at the second international Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy Conference in Indianapolis in 1996. Commissioner Kay Rader, Rev. Janine Metcalf, Rev. Kits Monencillo, and Rev. Dr. Diana Swoope addressed the conference theme. Forward by Rev. Dr. Susie Stanley, series editor.


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Honoring God’s Call: A Celebration of Holiness Women Preachers


Compiled by Rev. Dr. Susie Cunningham Stanley

he sermons from the first conference in Glorietta, N.M. in 1994 are collected in this volume. Preachers were: Rev. Jo Anne Lyon, Rev. Nina Gunter, Rev. Delia Nuesch-Olver, Rev. Dr. Addie Wyatt, and Rev. Dr. Susie Stanley.


Women Who Lead: The Call of Women in Ministry


By Mary Rearick Paul

Women are called to a life in ministry, even leadership roles. God calls both men and women to guide Christians towards truth, understanding, love, and discipline. Mary Paul explores the obstacles that women face and the myths about women leadership that have been fed to both genders for generations. Women Who Lead uncovers them, reveals God s call to women for leadership, and celebrates all who are led to lead.