Christianity has struggled with gender equality since the apostle Paul and his 1st century misogynistic decree that women are “to remain silent in the Churches.” Christ’s life witnesses a far different, a far more egalitarian approach than Paul but the forces of culture were hard to overcome and are hard to overcome. This particular Christian denomination struggles with this issue as well.
At NewChurch LIVE we firmly commit to women having an equal voice in this congregation. From Governance, to Women’s Ministry, to Services, that will hold true. Ruth Clauser as President of our board will hold us to it! Inclusiveness is what God commands. As we start thinking about our Mother’s Day Service, here is a sampling of the beauty women’s voices have added to NewChurch LIVE ….
So here is to the dream of a congregation truly inclusive!
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