A pioneering woman, pt 3
By Claire Musters
Here is the third part of my interview with Wendy Virgo.
As you have both grown in your ministry, to the local church and internationally, has your understanding of any issues changed over the years? Have your approaches changed at all?
I think that principles do not change, but the ways they are applied must be flexible. As we have got involved in church planting in other countries we have had to learn a lot about cross-cultural issues; we had to recognise that we are not seeking to import English ways of thinking, but to try to understand what is a biblical way and to establish that. I think this is one of the reasons that wherever I go in the world to visit one of our churches, I feel instantly “at home”. I may be in Mexico, Australia or Zimbabwe, and I may be experiencing different food, climate, dress and customs, but when we gather as the people of God and worship Him, we are together expressing a culture that belongs to the kingdom of God.
Thanks to Adrian for allowing these posts on his site: for the rest of the interview please see www.clairemusters.com – I will be posting more of it there next week, including Wendy’s comments on challenges facing Christians today and women in leadership.