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5 years ago  ::  Jul 24, 2009 - 9:25PM #1
newway87
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Awfully quiet in here, so I thought I'd throw out a question.  I would like to know what others see as the role of women in the CoC.  Is it variable depending on each individual congregation, region, average age of church family, etc?  I had been told recently by a CoC minister that the church is much more accepting of women in ministerial roles than ever before.  I would never say that he's not being truthful, but I would really be surprised to find out this is the case.


Are women being allowed more leadership roles and opportunities to serve, or are we still relegated to playing piano, running the nursery, cooking for fellowship dinners, and teaching childrens' Sunday school classes?


Not that I think these roles are unimportant, by the way.  They are all worthy services to God.  The reason I ask is that from my late teens, I have felt the call to ministry and yet was told by my home congregation that women can't be called ministers or pastors.  I left that congregation specifically to find a place where I felt like I could see where my calling took me, with far fewer restrictions.

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5 years ago  ::  Jul 25, 2009 - 7:22PM #2
Clydson
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If you can pastor a church without violating scripture, then it doesn't matter what any human thinks.  So, what are the scriptural qualifications one must meet for the purpose of being a qualified pastor?


Jake

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5 years ago  ::  Aug 06, 2009 - 7:32PM #3
Campbellite
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Jul 24, 2009 -- 9:25PM, newway87 wrote:


playing piano




Surprised


Is that permitted? Y'all sound like a pretty librul bunch. :wink:

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5 years ago  ::  Aug 09, 2009 - 12:24PM #4
newway87
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Okay, that made me laugh out loud for real.  Very funny!  I think you have what's missing in a lot of our churches (of every denomination) today--a healthy sense of humor.  My daughter told me last year after doing a report on the duck-billed platypus that God has to have a good sense of humor to create such an animal.  I think she's right.  ("A merry heart doeth good like a medicine...")

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2010 - 5:51PM #5
Sisterintruth
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All the CoC's I attended had woman in roles you talked about. If she taught a class it was a womens bible study, or childrens ministry.It is so sad to see people put down women when GOd is the one deciding what she does for HIS kingdom.He had women that helped in the OT & NT& some men listened. I think ONLY if God calls you to a specific duty then you should obey him & not worry what people say.  Obeying God will get you further then listening to a church putting women down. One of the reasons why we left the Church of Christ was because the limit on what the women could do. We are now with another CoC, that give women more opportuinities (not leading in church service though) w/o the putting down. Of course our church sings with a piano out of the hymn book & we like it that way.

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2010 - 3:36PM #6
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Apr 12, 2010 -- 5:51PM, Sisterintruth wrote:


Of course our church sings with a piano out of the hymn book & we like it that way.




OK, try as I might, I cannot figure out how y'all get a piano out of a hymn book. Origami perhaps?

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2010 - 8:02PM #7
Sisterintruth
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Apr 13, 2010 -- 3:36PM, Campbellite wrote:


Apr 12, 2010 -- 5:51PM, Sisterintruth wrote:


Of course our church sings with a piano out of the hymn book & we like it that way.




OK, try as I might, I cannot figure out how y'all get a piano out of a hymn book. Origami perhaps?




 


LOL, ok I meant to say, we sing out of the hymn book using the piano instead of accapella.

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2010 - 9:59PM #8
newway87
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Campbellite, of all the people I've never met I think you might be my favorite.  Wink

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 14, 2010 - 6:09PM #9
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Aw shucks. Are you trying to make me blush? Embarassed

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 20, 2010 - 9:48PM #10
TENAC
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All things may be premissible, but all things are not beneficial. 


 


I hate the discussions of roles within the Lord's church.  Each are to serve, whatever their capacity.


To indicate that God did not from the beginning put the Spiritual leadership of the family and His church upon men in this life is to deny God's Word.


If men were doing their roles in God's family, women could more aptly do theirs.  When men fail to perform their roles, women will most naturally step into the void.

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.......but only God can count the apples in the seeds.
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