Affirming Women in Ministry
How should complementarian churches enable gifted women to serve in ministry?
Complementarianism is under attack both theologically and culturally. In some circles it is even spoken of as being abusive. As a Fellowship, FIEC is complementarian, meaning that the office of pastor or elder in an FIEC church is only open to suitably qualified men. But how is that compatible with a contemporary culture that sees women flourish in all areas of society?
National Director John Stevens attempts to tackle these issues and gives a comprehensive biblical overview with applications and implications for the work and ministry of FIEC churches. He encourages church leaders not to hold gifted women back by preventing them from serving in ministry roles that the Bible does not prohibit. Focusing on what women can do in church ministry also helps us to interpret the passages that have sometimes caused controversy in 1 Corinthians 14 and 1 Timothy 2.
Originally recorded for Beeston Free Church in Nottingham, this is a must-listen for church leadership teams and anyone with questions about the role of women in church.