#19 Elyse Fitzpatrick & Eric Schumacher, Part 1
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Elyse Fitzpatrick is a nationally sought-after speaker and author of 25 books on daily living and the Christian life including Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women that she co-authored with Eric.

Eric Schumacher is a pastor, songwriter, and author. He earned a Master of Divinity in Biblical and Theological Studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 


He and Elyse co-host the Worthy Podcast together, which we wholeheartedly recommend to our listeners.


In this episode, Elyse and Eric discuss: 

  • Their different work backgrounds and what led them to writing their book, Worthy. 
  • The lies that have caused harm to women in the church.
  • The importance of looking at gender and gender relationships in light of the Gospel.
  • The value and importance of the role of women throughout redemptive history. 
  • The problem with having a narrow definition of calling and ministry for women in the church. 
  • Encouragement for women who feel that their work isn’t valued or seen. 

Resources mentioned: 


Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women



How I’m Learning to Honor Vocations of Women in My Congregation by Eric Schumacher 



Worthy Podcast



For more information on this episode and the ministry of Women & Work, visit womenwork.net/podcast. 

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