Women's Role in the Church

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The Role of Women in the Church

As I was talking to my friend Mary and see how passionate that she wants to be in the ministry in her church and I see that she has a lot of questions be for she commits. When you look at the “elders” and “deacons” in the church they have different jobs. As researching ‘elders” I came across a great article on Questions?org it takes about the duties of an elder in the church. The bible talks about at lest five duties and obligations of the elder. They stated on Questions?org “ The elders help to settle disputes in the church”. While Paul and Barnabas were at Antioch of Syria, some men from Judea arrived and began to teach the Christians ‘unless you keep the ancient Jewish custom of circumcision taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.’ Paul and Barnabas, disagreeing with them, argued forcefully and at length. Finally, Paul and Barnabas were sent to Jerusalem, accompanished by some local believers, to talk to the apostles and elders about this question” (Acts 15:1 - 2,NLT).(gotQuestions?org, 2012). You can see that the elders make decisions in the church. The are right after the Pastors when it comes to making decisions in the church. The elders are senior advisors are ahead of everyone and right behind the pastor, and assistant pastor. The have a lot of power in the church and are very respected by the congregation. Whenever a conflict arises and the pastor and assistant pastor is not available the elders are next in line to come and make that decision. The second duty of an elder is to “Pray for the sick” “Is any sick among? Let him for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord” (James 5:14)( gotQuestions?org,2012). The elders pray for the sick and spend time with the sick and confront them. When someone is in…...

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