The Importance Of Female Leadership

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Oppenheimer (2013)10 provides opposing views to female leadership as a ruling position. He states that a woman can be ordained a deaconess if she is faithful and holy, for the ministries toward women. Furthermore, that position is one strictly of service and women can teach younger women, but is not a ruling position.10 He also referenced a letter that Pliny wrote to the Roman emperor Trajan in which he mentions deaconesses in the Eastern churches. Oppenheimer admits there are references in church history to women ruling over men. However, he insists that deacons are not a teaching or ruling position and that there were no female apostles10

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role. “The role of woman did not include being in a leadership position, especially within the church setting. These beliefs became embedded in the communities.”59 However, ordaining women to the office of elders and pastors should not be confused with the equality of men and women. A clear biblical teaching confirms that all human beings are equal before God as His created beings.79 All humans are sinners in need of salvation through Jesus Christ, Son of God, and being saved, humans are called to the same destiny. Women are not restricted by the Bible to be second-class persons ((Gen 1:27; Matt 19:4; Mark 10:6); (2) both have been redeemed by Jesus Christ, so that "in Christ" there is neither "male nor female" (Gal 3:28); and (3) both are "joint heirs of the grace of life" 1 Pet 3:7 …show more content…
(2013)67 states there is opposition to female clergy, but to not give up. She reports that women enrolling in seminaries has increased from 5% to 8% in all seminaries; 5% to 49% in all African American seminaries. From the 1970s, the overall increase is

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