Dare Mighty Things


Halee Gray Scott's timely book moves women beyond the gender debate zone to deal with the practical challenges women face in the often uncharted territory of ministry leadership. CAROLYN CUSTIS JAMES, Author, Half the Church

Occasionally a book comes along with the power to inspire significant change. Dare Mighty Things qualifies–and I couldn't put it down. Over and over, I marveled at the wisdom of her beautiful young voice, calling women out of the shadows to experience the joy of leading for the Lord. 
DR. SUE EDWARDS, Associate Professor of Educational Ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary

"Finally someone has filled the need for a smart, savvy and balanced resource for women in leadership. Women who often find themselves emerging alone are now part of the honest conversation Halee Gray Scott brings. REV. TRACEY BIANCHI, Pastor for Worship and Women, Christ Church of Oak Brook

In Dare Mighty Things, it felt like Halee Gray Scott knew me intimately and urgently spoke the truth I needed to hear. This book activated new resolve and passion for the mighty things God is calling me to do. It will do the same for you! TAMI HEIM, president and CEO of Christian Leadership Alliance

Halee Gray Scott is a committed Christ-follower who is passionate that all humans – especially women – live out their influence. She models a life that dares mighty things and inspires others to take up the challenge for themselves. ELISA MORGAN, speaker, author, President Emerita MOPS International

Halee Gray Scott dares women to discover how their lives matter, how they are gifted and called by God, and how they are needed as leaders today.
DON THORSEN, Professor of Theology, Azusa Pacific University


Are you living up to all your potential? For the last seven years, Halee has been studying the lives of female Christian leaders to determine what keeps them from fully flourishing as people of influence. It's not that Christian women cannot or do not want to lead; it's that their way is fraught with roadblocks. In Dare Mighty Things, Halee unpacks the results of her research, tackling the top challenges for Christian women, including:

What prevents us from seeing ourselves as leaders.
How to discern what we are really, truly meant to do.
How to navigate between our roles as women and leaders.
How the myth that only "exceptional" Christian women can lead hurts all Christian women.

Dare Mighty Things is a guidebook for women navigating the difficult waters of leadership. Packed with helpful advice and strategies for success, it will challenge you to claim your God-given potential and lead with confidence, poise, and grace.


Halee Scott PhD, is an author and independent social researcher who focuses on issues related to leadership and spiritual formation. She teaches seminary courses in spiritual formation, theology, and leadership in seminaries across the country. She is the author of Dare Mighty Things: Mapping the Challenges of Leadership for Christian Women (Zondervan, 2014) and her writing has appeared in Christianity Today, Faith Street’s OnFaith, Christian Education Journal, Real Clear Religion, Relevant, Reject Apathy, Books and Culture, Kyria, Gifted for Leadership, Outcomes, Intervarsity’s The Well, FullFill, Positively Human, and Breakfast Reading. She lives in Holland, Michigan, with her husband, Paul, and their two daughters, Ellie and Viv. When she’s not writing or teaching, she is usually randomly Googling, baking challah bread, running, or doing Crossfit. Soli deo gloria.