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Biblically can women work in the ministry?

I'm almost in college and looking at Liberty University and get a bachelor's in youth ministry. First of all, in a baptist setting do they allow women to work in the ministry other than as a secretary or office aid. I want to work with students particularly but not as a youth pastor. Secondly, is this uncommon? Will I be able to find a job? I think this is what God is calling me to do, but I need some help before I can make this huge step.

Asked By: Natalie - 8/22/2009
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Yes, and I'm tired of people taking these verses concerning women remaining silent (and wearing head coverings) out of context... More
Answered By: peacelily - 8/26/2009
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My wife says the same thing. shes a deacon. But respectfully God is against it. Women are too emotional and here and there if you know what i mean. In the bible it says what it takes for a man to be a preacher and deacon. It says its a shame for a woman to open her mouth in church. And a woman should not userp... More
Answered By: hugh - 8/22/2009
 
You have flabby thighs.
Answered By: In Search of The Truth - 8/22/2009
 
No.
Answered By: Widmer - 8/22/2009
 
yes... More
Answered By: Royal Racer Nor-Cal Christian - 8/22/2009
 
I would encourage you to go and get Dr. Vernon McGee's book on 1 Timothy. It deals with this question in a helpful way. TBL.ORG
Answered By: Hali - 8/22/2009
 
I know many female ministers. Priests - now that's a different story all together.
Answered By: sailormandave - 8/22/2009
 
No, they can't... More
Answered By: animefreaky16 - 8/22/2009
 
in the time of Jesus He had women sharing HIS work right along with the men. you have HIS mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, the sisters of Lazarus and others. they not only served Jesus with meals and wine but also helped to spread HIS Holy Words after He left them. to me if the HOLY BIBLE shows them in this way then there... More
Answered By: christina c - 8/22/2009
 
Outside of leading a church, or preach IN CHURCH-woman can do anything they want to serve God! Our pastors wife is the worship leader, & she is also a teacher-NOT a preacher!
Answered By: Booster - 8/22/2009
 
Acts 1, Acts 2:17, Joel2:28 and Acts 10:38...Yes you can. You may want to add counseling or social worker to your curricula, in order to find employment... More
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Answered By: ShadowCat - 8/22/2009
 
Depends on the denomination. Some Baptists allow it, some don't. Of course you'd be able to get a job. And yes, biblically women can work in the ministry. Phoebe (Romans 16) was a deaconess, after all.
Answered By: The_Cricket misses her mom - 8/22/2009
 
Listen - God did not write the bible - men did. God created men and women equally and I think you will be a wonderful addition to the ministry. If you look back at the church and do some research, you will find a lot of reasons why women were not allowed in - and it isn't because God said so... More
Answered By: Infamous Francis - 8/22/2009
 
please do because without the women in the churches, many churches would be closed
Answered By: bigbobrose - 8/22/2009
 
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