Monday, October 13, 2008

An Inclusive Church - without gender bias

Just a quick one today as this topic has received more than enough attention. Unfortunately there is still plenty more work to do. How will we recognise a church that has moved beyond gender bias? Here's some suggestions:
  • Roughly equal number of male and female leaders - at every level
  • Similar opportunities for married and unmarried men and women
  • No more need for unwritten rules that create gender specific bias
  • The 'Corps Officer' can be either husband or wife in married scenarios
  • A radical redefinition of the place of women's ministries and who is responsible for them

I'm sure you can think of more but this should serve to illustrate that we're not there yet.

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