The request of one Wellington, Kansas woman has brought the importance of this topic to light.

What exactly are women’s roles in church and leadership?

Since we are in the last days, we must set the record straight, making corrections. Man-made doctrines and beliefs must be eradicated from the church and God’s Truth brought in. Sexism and male chauvinism have no place here.

History has shown God’s use of many women in Scripture: Deborah, a judge of Israel, Esther, Queen of Persia, and Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, to name a few.

The question is: If God created men and women equal in His eyes, then why did He limit women’s roles of leadership within the church? Women are just as capable of leadership as men are.

Put simply, men are to be the spiritual authority and women submissive because that is the Biblical model that God established. God’s plan, based on the marriage model, is that men are to be in charge, with women providing valuable support. Women, however, are commanded by God to learn.

Teaching Scripture is a role reserved for men. Women can, however, present messages about Christian life without them usurping men’s authority. This will not violate the Biblical model.

A woman’s viewpoint on an issue can be shared so men can better understand a woman’s needs. But ‘the bride’ is not to teach ‘the husband’.

According to, “Scripture makes it clear that women were very active in ministry in the time of Paul, so this indicates that they can serve as evangelists and ministry workers to bring the Gospel message to the world.

“Since there is no scriptural basis for excluding women from executive, not spiritual, authority in para-church ministries, there is nothing wrong with a woman starting or heading up a ministry that operates outside of the church.

“There are no scriptural limitations on ministry activities that do not involve direct spiritual authority over men.”

Since women are instructed to teach other women, this would include pastoral-type roles for leading women’s and children’s ministries. Older women are to teach the younger.

Typically, men were usually priests, elders, or pastors.

Considering the growing numbers of divorced, single mothers today, if their hearts are for the things of God, they can serve in any number of ministry activities that do not violate the Biblical model.

“…The woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man…

“Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.” (1 Corinthians 11:7-12 KJV)

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