I do concede that most leaders in the Church follow this route in. The weak and pathetic state of the Christian Church is very much down to people taking upon themselves roles for which they are not intended and not gifted; especially women.The feminizing effect is readily apparent and can be most clearly seen in the following ways: Churches are not teaching what they are supposed to be teaching. Almost all leaders in the Old and New Testament were men.1 Timothy 3:1-13 The pronouns are clear, HE, HIM, HIS. Part of the problem is that people just don’t care what the bible says. If they have the desire and they go to theological college for 3 years, then they are qualified to be leaders. Did you choose yourself to be a leader in the Church or did God choose you to be a leader in the Church?
There are also a good number of faithful Pastor’s that do not have a helper suitable to him.Learn more, including about available controls: Cookies Policy. Yes, under certain circumstances, women had leadership roles, but they are few and far between. Let’s look at the specific qualifications for leadership in the church, note that the idea of a single religious professional running a church is alien to scripture; churches were led by a handful of “elders”. Another part of the problem, and this also relates to men, is that people think, wrongly, that they can choose to be in leadership. A person must be called, or to say it another way, gifted. Ephesians So Christ himself GAVE the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christmay be built up…As women began to lead in society and feminism took root, so it did in the Church.The Church is a mirror of society – and yet that is exactly the opposite of what the Church is meant to be.It is not surprising that truth gets severely compromised when there are large numbers of women in leadership. There is a softening on issues like homosexuality, transsexuality, and toward other religions.I fully understand it is not only women doing this, but I think their presence in leadership acts as an enabling catalyst.During holiday’s, if he isn’t near family, those same joyful and wonderful holidays are spent alone.Christmas Eve/Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and others, after the Divine Service is concluded and the lights at the church are turned off and the doors closed, the parsonage can be a quiet and lonely place.While it is of great importance for a congregation to take care of their Pastor and his family, a congregation should not lose sight of their Pastor if he is without a suitable helper.Isolation and loneliness can overtake a single Pastor.