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Author issues call to Georgia Baptist women


Nationally recognized writer Denise George is currently conducting research for a book titled What Women Wish Their Pastor Knew About Women in the Church. It will explore the impact of women in the church and how pastors can more effectively minister to women. George, whose husband, Timothy, is the founding dean for Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala., is an author of 20 books and more than 1,200 articles.

Noting the difficulty of overestimating the impact women have on today's churches, George says it's important to maintain clear communication between women and pastors.

"Church women today have special needs," attests George. "They are wives, mothers, grandmothers, career women and active singles. This book will help pastors know how to better understand and minister to his female congregation.

"For the past 25 years, I have been traveling and speaking to Christian women across the country. They have secretly shared their problems, pains and frustrations with me. I believe their words will encourage pastors and help them understand some of the problems and pressures women today face."


To the women readers of The Christian Index:

Would you like to voice your opinion and participate in this new survey: "What Georgia Women Wish Their Pastors Knew About Women in the Church"? If so, we invite you to answer the following two questions:

  1. As a church woman, what would you most like your pastor to know and why?
  2. What do you believe is the number one problem church women face today and why?

This information will be compiled and published as an article by author Denise George about Georgia church women in a future issue of The Christian Index. It will also be used as research in a nation-wide survey being conducted for the upcoming new Zondervan book, authored by George, titled What Women Wish Their Pastors Knew About Women in the Church. (Note: Your answers will be strictly confidential.)

Please email your responses to: Denise George at or you can use regular mail at this address:

    Denise George
    Beeson Divinity School
    800 Lakeshore Dr.
    Birmingham, AL 35229

If you have questions about the book, or about Denise George, see her Web site:

The purpose of this article will be to encourage Georgia church pastors, and teach them how to better understand and minister to the women in their congregations.

Would you please also provide the following information: (It is optional, but it would help us, and would be appreciated.)