Would You go to a Church with a Female Preacher?

United States
January 11, 2008 6:55pm CST
It seems most American Christians have failed to support female ministers. Why do you think this is true? or if you think this premises is false, why?
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• United States
12 Jan 08
I don't know. I guess it just depends on if I like how she preaches. I've always been to churches with men preachers though. I did go to school with a girl and her mom was a preacher but that was the only woman preacher that I've ever met and I never went to her church.
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• United States
12 Jan 08
Thanks for the comment. I think that it has a lot to do with out expectations. You know we bring a lot of baggage with us.
• United States
12 Jan 08
It is a chapter in the book: "Microtrends" by Mark J. Penn. The book is interesting and this chapter stuck me as odd.
@barehugs (8984)
• Canada
14 Jan 08
There is no doubt females are not welcomed in to church hierachy. THis is because the Christian Religion is a Male thing. It was started by males and the males of today are just as Power Hungry as the males that started it almost 2000 years ago. The Pope has refused to even consider female priests, even in the face of a looming shortage of male priests. Its hard to share power after having it for nearly 2 centuries.
• United States
14 Jan 08
I think that there is some truth to youe comment. It is obviously much deeper and there could be a lot of resaons why something happens. I think that Christianity should be personal, so I'm not sure how that translates to hierarchal church structure such as the Catholic church.
@AmbiePam (56900)
• United States
12 Jan 08
I think that is true. A lot of denominations don't ordain female preachers. I would go see a female preacher as long as she was of my beliefs. I wouldn't go see a man preaching about something I don't believe in, so I'm not going to do that with a woman either. The gender doesn't matter to me, it is what comes out of that person's mouth and manifests itself into their life.
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• United States
12 Jan 08
Thanks for commenting. I kind of the same way, but it seems as if there is a lot of opinion of the opposite nature. I think that God wants everyone to reach thier fullest potential and that includes women.
• Australia
22 Mar 08
I really don't think it matters. What matters is what is in their heart, their commitment to God and their care and concern for the congregation. My old church movement has many female ministers, though in most congregations they are junior ministers subject to male approval and guidance. In that church even I was permitted to lead a bible study of the whole church one sunday morning (about 250 people) as a 'lay' minister... gosh, what a day that was, I was so nervous LOL.
• United States
22 Mar 08
I would not, under any circumstance, attend a church service where a female preacher is standing at the pulpit delivering a biblical message. 1 Timothy 2:12: But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.