Leadership Blind Spots : Women
The problem with blind spots is that we are blind to them! At this year's Local Leaders’ Conferences we spent a little time considering a potential blind spot as churches: women.
In Galatians 2:11-21, Paul records how he had to confront Peter and Barnabas for not acting in line with the gospel in the way they were behaving towards Gentile believers. Paul calls it an 'hypocrisy' (2:13) which has led others astray. It was a blind spot that needed to be exposed.
God forbid we should do likewise.
We used this video to introduce a potential blind spot with help from Rachel Sloan, our part-time Women's Ministry Coordinator, and part-time staff member at Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh. She helped us think about ministry by and to women.
Please watch the video with your leadership team – you’ll find some discussion questions below which we used to help us think and pray through this issue.
- Why is it important that we consider our potential blind spots?
- What blind spots may you have when it comes to serving the women in your local church?
- What might it look like to treat the women in your church with dignity, equality and respect, encouraging them as much as possible to fulfill their God-given roles?
- How might you help the women in your church to know they and their gifts are valued in your local church?
- What might you be able to do to engage more effectively and appropriately with women in your local church?
Please pray together about this issue.