We don’t know how to walk through a door when a woman holds it open.
We’re so conditioned to receive teaching and leadership from men in official church positions that it feels awkward when the message comes through a different medium. I can count on one hand the number of female pastors I’ve heard preach, and I spent most of their sermon time focused on how they got to the pulpit instead of what they say from it.
So just as we learn how to behave as “ladies” and “gentlemen” when we are out in public spaces, we must learn how to follow women leaders. Here are some ideas for how we can change church culture: