You really are a breath of fresh air.’ If Rev. Jules Middleton had a penny for every time she’d heard that, she’d be able to hire someone else to put on her kids’ birthday parties! Even as a compliment its message is clear: you’re different to what we expect.
Jules is one of hundreds of mums in ministry across the Church today, and yet against a predominantly white, middle-class, male-dominated history, they can still be something of an anomaly. Bringing together stories from all different walks of life – Pentecostal to Methodist, single mums to adopters, RAF chaplains to disability advisors and everything in-between – Jules maps the highs and lows ministry mums may face as they seek to ‘break the mould’ and challenge the ‘shoulds’ and stereotypes that surround both roles.
From identity and expectations to prayer and prosecco, this book will inform, entertain and ultimately encourage women that though you may not be able to ‘do it all’ perfectly, by God’s grace (and the help of some good friends and gin!) you can learn to thrive as a ministry mum.
You can pre-order Breaking the Mould at SPCK priced £9.99