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EmilyAnne

EmilyAnne

Hey guys!
So for a couple of years now I think God’s really put it on my heart that I want to be a pastor. After everything God’s done in my life, the only thing I want to do for the rest of it is tell people about him. Through my research on going into seminary or being a pastor I’ve seen that there is a insanly small amount of women pastors. Doing some more research I found out some people said it was bibically inaccurate for girls to become pastors. Growing up in a church where one of our pastors was girl I never once thought that I couldn’t be one because of my gender. At the time I read that stuff I pretty blew it off because I thought there was no way the bible said anything like that. Well about a week ago I was reading 1 Corinthians and I read verses 14: 34-35 which say
“Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.”

After reading that I was so surprised. Way back when the bible was written this may have been especially aplicable, but the bible is timeless, so it still should be now. Plus since all scripture is God-breathed, obviously it has a purpose in the bible. I’m just not really know how to take this. I don’t think God would ever not want some people to bring other people to him, and help advance the kingdom. As a Christ follower I want to follow what the bible says as much as I can. As a future pastor if I don’t follow this part of the bible it could unvalidate everything else I say, or the importance of the bible. I’m just really confused. Was my calling to be a pastor fake? Or were these verses supposed to mean somthing else? Anybody have any thoughts advice?

September 13, 2015 at 08:37
Pianist 4 Christ

Pianist 4 Christ

I don’t think your calling was fake. Women CAN be pastors, but only to an extent. Women are permitted to be a spiritual leader for other women and for children, but aren’t permitted to have authority over men. So if you truly feel you are called to ministry, try looking into youth ministry or women’s ministry. Of course, God’s advice is better than mine, so the first thing you should do is pray for guidance.

September 13, 2015 at 14:31
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

Women can get called to preach.

The Bible makes this clear in several places. First, Galatians 3:28 says:

~There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, and there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus~

So first we see there is no discrimination in Christ.

Second, the Bible is clear we need to use the spiritual gifts God has given us: Romans 12:5-8

~Just as there are many parts to our bodies, so it is with Christ’s body. We are all parts of it, and it takes every one of us to make it complete, for we each have different work to do. So we belong to each other, and each needs all the others.
God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, then prophesy whenever you can—as often as your faith is strong enough to receive a message from God. If your gift is that of serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, do a good job of teaching. If you are a preacher, see to it that your sermons are strong and helpful. If God has given you money, be generous in helping others with it. If God has given you administrative ability and put you in charge of the work of others, take the responsibility seriously. Those who offer comfort to the sorrowing should do so with Christian cheer.~

Acts 2:17 says

~And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy~

I suppose you could argue that prophesying and preaching are different–but how so? In each case you are sharing a message from God. Prophesying is not solely predicting the future–it’s sharing what God has told you.

As far as that verse you mentioned–here is a video I think you should see

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O7mW8pMzhk

Also check out these books:

Fashioned to reign (Kris Vallotton)
The Empowered Woman (J Nicole Williamson)

September 20, 2015 at 13:29
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ZebraWarriorEDS

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October 12, 2015 at 22:42
SePrincesa

SePrincesa

Hi! I personally think anyone who’s called can be a preacher, man or woman. Some of the best church services I’ve ever been to have been led by women.
I don’t think the gender matters to God, (I might be wrong) because it says in the bible that “man looks on the outward appearance, God looks on the heart.”
But that’s just my take on it. Blessings to you!

October 18, 2015 at 09:41
cassdev

cassdev

Anyone can pursue a call to ministry in the church!! The United Church of Canada openly accepts men women and members of the LGBTQ community to pursue a call to ministry. It’s counterpart in the US is The United Church of Christ. Please pursue this call God has put in your heart!!

October 19, 2015 at 16:56
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readingclaygirl

Personally as a Catholic, I’ve never been to a mass led by a woman priest. But I think that men and women are equal and women can be priests. If you feel called to be a minister, I would follow the path God has made for you.

October 26, 2015 at 21:25
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