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Women in leadership...Is it Biblical? Now available for download!
 

    These papers are written by Dianne D. McDonnell,
    except where the author is otherwise indicated.

    **Asterisks indicate major papers.


    Understanding the Two Main Scriptures:
    1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and 1 Timothy 2:11-12

  1. A short answer to 1 Timothy 2:12 and 1 Corinthians 14:34. (4 pages)
    "I Suffer Not a Woman to Teach - Let Your Women Keep Silent"
     
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  2. Many believe that Paul set up a rule that all Christian women must "keep silent" during church services. Some extend this to mean that women may not offer prayers, lead songs, read scriptures aloud or have any leadership role during or after services. What did Paul really mean?
    (A more detailed answer to 1 Corinthians 14:34, 9 pages)
    ** "Let the Women Keep Silent in the Churches - What did Paul Mean?"
       
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  3. Has Paul been misunderstood? Exactly what did he write in the scriptures most used to forbid women from teaching men, I Timothy Chapters 1 and 2? This article gives an in depth English translation based on modern scholarship. (8 pages)
    ** "Paul and Women Teachers: Understanding 1 Timothy Chapters 1 & 2"
    Updated! 9/03
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  4. All Aspects of Head and Headship

  5. Are all women subject to all men? Are there guidelines for marriage? (5 pages)
    ** "Head and Headship: Men, Women and Marriage"
       
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  6. How did Jesus view women? Did He limit their role in the early church? (9 pages)
    "Women in Leadership"
    by John H. Currier, Pastor
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  7. What are the requirements for ministry? (4 pages)
    "Requirements for Ministry: Can a Woman be a Minister?"
      Updated! 3/01
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  8. Women Church Leaders in the Bible

  9. Proof of a woman minister in the New Testament! (5 pages)

    ** "Phoebe, Traveling Through Time"

      
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  10. Research revealing historical references to a woman among the later apostles. (5 pages)

    ** "Junia, A Woman Apostle"

       
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  11. Wait until you find out what women in the New Testament Church did. (5 pages)
    "Women In The New Testament Church Did What?"
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  12. Overview Papers on the Subject of Women in the Church

  13. Information to help you understand Paul and obey Jesus.
    "Understanding Paul and Obeying Jesus"
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  14. There are more women in churches than there are men, yet when services start the women are not allowed to lead a prayer, teach a Bible Study and certainly not give a sermon. Most churches don't allow women to participate beyond singing hymns. Did God plan for it to be this way? (5 pages)
    "A Church Without Women"
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  15. Were there women ministers and leaders in the New Testament? Must one be male to be a minister according to the original Greek scriptural requirements? Documents many women leaders in the early church, and some arguments for women's full participation not covered in other papers. (9 pages)
    "A Church With Women"
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  16. To every individual God has given the gift of love, the ability to give love, and the ability to know when one is being loved. Find out how you can use this gift of love to better understand God's plan for both men and women. (6 pages)
    ** "A Church With Love"
    by Gary L. McDonnell
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