Women in Leadership over Men and its Impact on Missional Ecclesiology
Date of Award
Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership (MAML)
College of Christian Ministries and Religion
Department of Christian Ministries and Religion
Brian M. Kelly Ph.D.
The topic concerning the role of women in leadership over men in the church is one that has been debated in ministries since the early 20th century because of interpretation of Scripture. This research examines Scripture in support of women in leadership over men in the church. It specifically focuses on 1 Timothy 2:8-15 and 1 Corinthians 14:34&35 as its scriptural foundation and looks at the impact of the church when there are no limitations on the positions that women hold. It will study the egalitarian and complementarian views on this issue and present their support for and opposition against women in authority over men in the church. Clarification on the misconception that women are not called to be in leadership over men in the church will be presented. This research will provide pastors, church leaders and women interested in leadership in local churches a better understanding of Paul's words in 1 Timothy 2:8-15 and 1 Corinthians 14:34&35. They will also benefit from this research for the purposes of understanding the church as a missional community where every person, regardless of gender, fully operates in their God-given gifts and talents.
Sands, Desiree V., "Women in Leadership over Men and its Impact on Missional Ecclesiology" (2011). Master of Arts in Christian Studies. 24.