Last night was one of the best nights in the life of my ministry. I spoke to my church about leadership. I spoke to them about what the Scriptures say in regards to men being elders/bishops/overseers and women being prohibited from the office. We spoke of deacons in the church and the fact that scripture seems to allow for deaconess's. I was wondering how it would be received and even thought I might have to pack my bags if the meeting didn't go well.
Bless God, the meeting went fabulous! The opinion was unanimous and they would like me to proceed with making adjustments to our Constitution to reflect a more biblical position in the areas of leadership. Any time you begin tampering with things 'the way they have always been,' you risk rejection. But God gave a spirit of unity and there was actually a sense of relief from our people as they felt like something wasn't quite right but didn't know what to do about it.
Thank you Lord!