Over the past few weeks of the faith and gender class here at Quest, I have enjoyed the discussions, the personal stories, and learning from so many great people. I’ve blogged about some of the negativity, some of my lingering questions, and the hurt that sometimes comes from discussing something that I can’t help but take personally. At the same time, I’ve also been reminded of how blessed I am to be at Quest, in a church that’s supportive of all our leaders, men and women, and to be surrounded by so many incredible staff. I enjoy working here, rocking the free wifi in the cafe while doing work and meeting with church folks, and getting the chance to be part of the lives in our community. In our denomination, I’ve felt a great deal of support from my mentors–shout out to Eugene Cho, Harvey Drake and Mark Novak–and many others in the denomination. Yeah, the question of women in ministry still comes up in large gatherings from some folks, but increasingly I am encouraged to remember that I’m called to be a minister of the gospel, to live the gospel with humility. What more could anyone ask for?