Christian-based Gender Equality Curriculum was developed in South Africa to correct biblical teachings taught to children in church. Ten lessons purposefully focus on God’s original plan for humanity; one of mutual submission and love rather than an hierarchical plan. It emphasizes God’s choosing of both male and female to fulfill His will and purposes. The curriculum aims at debunking biblical gender stereotyping.
Beautifully illustrated and filled with creative activities, its message is subtle but clear. The curriculum can be adapted to a classroom or home group environment.
Xana McCauley (BA in Sociology and Theology) has been in full-time ministry at Rhema (1983) and was ordained in 2007. She has been living and working in intentional community since 1987, serving and bearing witness to reconciliation in a previously racially divided South Africa. She lives with her husband, Alan, and her adult children, Gina, Daniel, and Simon. In 2006, Xana began working to bring gender equality to her church and community.
Bronwyn Stanford has a Higher Diploma in Education and is a Rhema Bible College (South Africa) graduate. She taught in a public school for seven years and served as a volunteer at Rhema Chidren's Ministry for thirteen years. She became a full-time staff member to write curriculum for children. She was ordained in 2009 and is currently the pastor and head of department of the Rhema Children's Ministry. Bronwyn has a passion to facilitate growth and development in children and see them reach their full potential.
Jenni Ring (BA in Commerce) is a Rhema Bible College (South Africa) graduate. She started working with young children at the age of eleven. She served as a volunteer at Rhema Children's Ministry for seventeen years, taking a leadership role in 1989. Jenni was ordained in 2005, and became the head of department for the Rhema Children's Ministry where she served for nine years. She is married to James and has 3 sons, aged 11, 9, and 2 years old. She continues working with children by developing and encouraging them to grow in the Kingdom of God.