What leadership roles do women hold in your church?

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What leadership roles do women hold in your church?

Passionate Pastor Passionate Pastor
This is a question for anyone who attends a local Christian church. What leadership roles do women hold in your church? Do you have a female pastor, deacon, or minister of any kind?


So, in your church women...
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Can be anything a man can be
13
Can be a pastor
Can be a deacon
Can be a staff minister
4
Can teach Sunday School/Small group
9
Cannot hold any leadership role
2
Cannot be a pastor
4
Cannot be a deacon
3
Cannot be a staff minister
1
Cannot teach Sunday School/Small group
Total votes: 36 (23 voters)
Poll is closed
09/21/2010
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Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I was baptized in a Methodist church and attended as a young child - The Methodist Church allows women to fill all of the same roles as men. I then attended an Evangelical Free church as a teen and young adult (age 12-17) and while I was considering it as an option for myself was told rather sternly that it would be a sin and those who followed me would be, in turn, sinners. I was so appalled not only but what I was told but the way it was said to me that I never went back. The minister that was so harsh with me has even since left but I don't care to return. And I've yet to find another church I feel comfortable in since then (12 yrs ago) so I haven't stuck with one for any long period of time. My boyfriend now is Methodist as well though so we're trying to find a Methodist church with a younger, more active, congregation which is proving quite difficult where we live.
09/21/2010
kck kck
What I voted for... and... Other? Can be a member of a religious order and society.
09/21/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I don't attend a church so I won't vote in the poll, but in my synagogue there is a female Rabbi and a female Cantor.

Females can also teach in the religious school, or be the temple president.


09/21/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Passionate Pastor
This is a question for anyone who attends a local Christian church. What leadership roles do women hold in your church? Do you have a female pastor, deacon, or minister of any kind?


So, in your church women...
I am Wiccan so in my church a woman can hold equal position with a man.
09/22/2010
paralax paralax
Quote:
Originally posted by Passionate Pastor
This is a question for anyone who attends a local Christian church. What leadership roles do women hold in your church? Do you have a female pastor, deacon, or minister of any kind?


So, in your church women...
we had a female preacher and my best friend's mother is going to become a preacher.
09/22/2010
Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
I am Wiccan so in my church a woman can hold equal position with a man.
Same here
09/22/2010
Miss Jenn Miss Jenn
Quote:
Originally posted by Passionate Pastor
This is a question for anyone who attends a local Christian church. What leadership roles do women hold in your church? Do you have a female pastor, deacon, or minister of any kind?


So, in your church women...
I currently do not attend church... I am conflicted on a lot of things, and until I get the answer I seek, I would rather not attend.... In any case, i did not vote.

However, I was baptized Lutheran - I think the women can do much of anything they want, but am not too sure. If not, they should be able to.

I went to Catholic with my step dad growing up - it seems women can't do much of anything except sing in choir, or be a secretary or nun. Not very women friendly it seemed.
02/23/2011
Dusk Dusk
I consider myself nonreligious, but for a while I was attending the Mormon (Latter Day Saints) church and women were not able to hold the priesthood, perform baptisms, etc.
02/23/2011
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
I'm Catholic, so not much in the way of leadership roles for women.
02/23/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Passionate Pastor
This is a question for anyone who attends a local Christian church. What leadership roles do women hold in your church? Do you have a female pastor, deacon, or minister of any kind?


So, in your church women...
Anything a man can.
02/24/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I was raised Catholic, although I don't practice the Catholic faith. (I refuse to be a Cafeteria Catholic and so I don't do it at all.) So, very little is available for women to do. I think they can give communion now, at least that is what I am told.

When I was a child, women were not even allowed on the altar. With our seething sexuality and all that obviously we didn't belong...
08/04/2011
724-6924 724-6924
i attend a non-denominational church and women can do anything men can.
08/04/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
Quote:
Originally posted by Passionate Pastor
This is a question for anyone who attends a local Christian church. What leadership roles do women hold in your church? Do you have a female pastor, deacon, or minister of any kind?


So, in your church women...
We are methodist. Women can be absolutely anything, all the way up to bishop of the entire conference. We have two women who are currently pastors in our own church.
08/04/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
in my parents' church, women can only teach sunday school. they're not allowed to anything else (they're mormon, what do you expect)....
08/04/2011
souviet souviet
Quote:
Originally posted by Passionate Pastor
This is a question for anyone who attends a local Christian church. What leadership roles do women hold in your church? Do you have a female pastor, deacon, or minister of any kind?


So, in your church women...
No active leadership positions. I'm going to swap synods soon, though, and they allow female pastors.
03/13/2013
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Passionate Pastor
This is a question for anyone who attends a local Christian church. What leadership roles do women hold in your church? Do you have a female pastor, deacon, or minister of any kind?


So, in your church women...
Can be anything a man can be
03/13/2013
Total posts: 17
Unique posters: 17