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Women and the Church

Study biblical equality in the church, looking at topics like women in church leadership, sexism and gender inequality, women in church history, and ways to advocate for change.

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Those Who Protect a Woman’s Call

    Sarah Sparks-Franklin

    Thank God for those who protect a woman’s call! “I’m not sure I can continue as a leader in this church.” So exhausted…

    Women and the Church

    12 Ways to Advocate for Women in Ministry

    Elizabeth Graham

    I am a part of a Christian tradition that has ordained women as elders since its inception during the American Holiness movement in…

    Women and the Church

    Can Men Be Pastors?

    Tim Ritter

    Can men be pastors? Can Christian men be teachers, preachers, elders, seminary professors, Sunday school teachers, worship leaders, small group leaders, police officers,…

    Women and the Church

    The New Testament Case for Women Pastors

    Kelly Ladd Bishop

    "There were zero women pastors in the Bible and no women apostles. There were no women pastors in nearly 2000 years of church…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    When Words Aren’t Enough: A Pastor’s Thoughts on Gender Equality

    Matt VanGent

    “Girls can’t be drummers.”  My 3-year-old daughter. “I had no idea I could be a youth pastor.”  A female high school student. These…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Church

    A Church You Would Want to Avoid

    Rob Dixon

    Reflecting on his contemporary Paul’s theological writings, the apostle Peter writes in 1 Peter 3:15-16: Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just…

    Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    A Love Letter for Pastor-Moms

    Kelly Ladd Bishop

    As both a woman in ministry, and a mom, I often feel like I live in tension. I’m sure all working moms feel…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    To My Friend Who Believes in “Biblical Gender Roles”

    Christi Rooke

    I wrote this note to a friend who continues to believe in "Biblical gender roles" and thought it might be encouraging and helpful…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Moving from Complementarian to Egalitarian

    Jenn Dieringer

    I was 32 years old before I heard the word egalitarian. My universe was very small growing up. I, sort of, realized there…

    Women and the Church

    10 Ways Men Can Open Doors for Women in the Church

    Dawn Gentry

    No matter your church context – whether your church ordains women as ministers of the gospel, whether they involve women as preachers or…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Finding My Voice as a Woman in the Church

    Nikki Holland

    When I was 5 years old, I sang in my first church choir. My dad encouraged me to sing loud so he could…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    How to Raise an Egalitarian

    Julia Ball

    For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a pastor. Raised as a pastor’s kid, my childhood is filled with…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    If They Don’t Affirm You? Preach and Pastor Anyway

    Randi Shepherd

    Pastor’s wife problems: Getting slapped on the behind after your husband’s sermon while the congregant calls out, “Good message from Kris today”.  Almost…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Giftedness vs. Gender Roles: A Personal Story

    Christi Rooke

    My siblings and I were setting the table when we heard an echo from the kitchen. “Honey, please put down that chain saw…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Being Egalitarian in a Complementarian World

    Eva Burkholder

    As I listened to the pastor of my new church describe the insults and attacks he and the elders had endured after they…

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