Question: In 2017 Can Women Truly Be Pastors, Bishops, or elders?
Reader, this is a highly debated topic and it's important that we seek a biblical view, and not what we think is right in our own eyes.
Some have suggested that women shouldn't let people despise their gender. And women can be bishops, apostles, pastors and elders. Ovaries are not disqualifying. Anyhow the below comment come from an up and coming young evangelist who see things totally completely and absolutely differently. Tell me if you agree:
Men and women are created equal in dignity, value, and worth but hold differing, complementary roles in marriage, family, and the local church. The Word of God proclaims, “A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent” (1 Timothy 2:11–12) God has ordained that only men are to serve in positions of spiritual teaching authority in the church.
This is not because men are necessarily better teachers or because women are inferior or less intelligent. It is simply the way God designed the church to function. Men are to set the example in spiritual leadership—in their lives and through their words. -Gotquestions.org Many women excel in gifts of hospitality, mercy, teaching, and evangelism. Much of the ministry of the local church depends on women. Women in the church are not restricted from public praying or prophesying (1 Corinthians 11:5), only from having spiritual teaching authority over men. The Bible nowhere restricts women from exercising the gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12). Women, just as much as men, are called to minister to others, to demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22–23), and to proclaim the gospel to the lost (Matthew 28:18–20; Acts 1:8; 1 Peter.