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Women Should Learn (and So Should Men)

Our church is getting ready to make the "radical" move to incorporate female leaders in our ministries and worship assembly. I know, I know... you may be thinking It's 2020, and it's about time!

But for a lot of people this is one of the defining characteristics of what makes a church a "Church of Christ." We're the church that doesn't use instruments and doesn't allow women to lead. But that is slowly changing, and I do mean slowly.

Sure, some of the larger churches of Christ around the US have already started using instrumentation in their worship services and allowing the voices of women to be featured. But those are not the majority. It's still very rare for a church of our size and location (smaller, rural church) to make that kind of move.

So why did we do it? Why rock the boat?

We believe that it is the right thing to do in order to more fully become the Kingdom of God as those living in the New Creation. It's not a gimmick to at…

Male and Female: Full Series Download

Over the course of the last month I have written about 20,000 words on the topic and men and women in the church, specifically focusing on what role women have played and can play in the Kingdom. I have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback. I realize that there are a lot of individual posts to go back and read through. So if you would like you are welcome to view and download the entire series by clicking this link:

MALE AND FEMALE Full Document
I also have several additional resources listed at the end of the document. Here are links to most of them:
BOOKS: Scot McKnight, A Fellowship of Differents
Scot McKnight, The Blue Parakeet
N.T. Wright, Surprised by Scripture
James Jeffers, The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era
PODCASTS: Kindy DeLong, "Men and Women in Church Leadership, part 1" Kindy DeLong, "Men and Women in Church Leadership, part 2" Kindy DeLong, "Men and Women in Church Leadership, part 3"