News by email Donate


Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

Baptist Assembly/Twitter
UK News

Baptist Assembly tops gender balance report

For the second year running, the meeting for Baptist members came out first in the Project 3:28 report with a 52% male to 48% women ratio.

The Church and Media conference and Soul Survivor were second and third respectively.

While the report praises those who achieve equal representation of male and female speakers, it gave special mention to the Church and Media Conference and Youthwork Summit - both events had a higher number of female speakers than men.

12 events were shown to have demonstrated an improvement in gender parity between 2014 and 2015.

Project 3:28

Responding to the results, Natalie Collins, from the Project 3:28 collective, said: "It's great to see Christian events committed to increasing gender parity on their platforms; that the statistics show a slight rise from 2014 is positive.

"For events that have a theological commitment to the equal gifting and calling of women to leadership positions there's still a long way to go, but hopefully these statistics, as with previous years, will inspire event organisers to be intentional in inviting, including and equipping women."

Platform Balance 2014 (men/women):
1. Baptist Assembly (52/48)
2. Church and Media Conference (47/53)*
3. Soul Survivor (55/45)
4. Greenbelt (56/44)**
5. Youthwork Conference (57/43)

The events that have improved most since 2014 are:
1. Creationfest (Up 16%.)
2. Soul Survivor (Up 9%.)
3. Newday (Up 7%.)
4. Keswick (Up 6%.)
5. (Joint) One Event, Westpoint (Up 5%.)

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us
Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email