So, I am still thinking about the problem of ordained women who have no place to serve. They have finished their training, some even have internships, and then no ministerial search committee or church board will invite them to candidate or even seriously consider their resume.
Many of these women give up and leave the denomination or just give up and do other things.
Does God call? Do women prepare? Then the church just refuses to even consider them?
I wonder about this...don't you?
Women In Mission, a chapter in the book Perspective on the World Christian Movement, A Reader, edited by Ralph D. Winter and Steven C. Hawthorne, tells us a little bit about Priscilla, who along with her husband Aquila, were leaders in the church during the Apostle Paul's time.
Since Priscilla's name is always listed first, some scholars suggest that 'the wife was more prominent and helpful to the Church.' It is perhaps most interesting to note that her role in cross-cultural service, leadership, and teaching were perceived as so normal that they did not require special comment or explanation by the writer of Acts. Her role seems to have been accepted and expected rather than extraordinary.That is our goal! For the Woman in Ministry to be "accepted and expected rather than extraordinary."