Recently, I wrote a paper for one of my doctoral courses on Male Champions for Female Ministry Leaders. Then, I came across this article on FB talking about just that from a man’s perspective. Can’t deny that the Spirit of God is stirring up the hearts of people in unity! How exciting!
The obedience of women called to ministry leadership is cannot be compromised. The voice of men championing women in ministry leadership is extremely vital for the health and future of the Church.
So, here is a link to the article that I am referring to. Share it with your peers, mentors, and mentees. We need each other for God’s work. Here is my brief reflection on the article below. I pray this encourages you to move forward as you remain faithful in what God has called you to do!
Wow! While there are some who won't call an ordained woman a "pastor" (resorting to other titles instead) due to differing theological interpretations on the issue of gender and spiritual leadership, it's always refreshing to hear such a courageous voice from a man's perspective that supports women in ministry leadership!
I'm so blessed to pastor a church that believes in God who can and will empower both men and women for the work of the ministry. They know it's not me that's leading the church but the Holy Spirit who's guiding me. Their faith in the Lord inspires me to be the best pastor I can be!
I'm honored to serve God who is not threatened by my femaleness that somehow I would mess up His work because of the way He made me. Instead, He has allowed me to bring in new perspectives to help strengthen our leadership team and give hope to the future ministers, both men and women, that are called to ministry leadership.
I'm so grateful for my husband and fellow pastors, my male champions, who recognized my ministry calling and welcome my voice at the leadership table for the betterment of the Church and our community we serve. Together, we get to model what it's like to effectively build God's kingdom in unity without limiting each other (and God's work) simply based on genders.
Some people will call female pastors everything but "pastors." The next best thing is "pastor's wife" (if married to a minister like I am). But there's no time to dwell on such things. The Bible says that the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. If God calls us to ministry, then we are responsible to answer Him, not people.
So serve well, work hard, and love big! Let's not limit God as to what He can or cannot do. He is God, and He will do what is fitting for His purpose. So whether you are a man or a woman, if you're called to ministry let your answer be a resounding YES!! And don't look back!