Does The Black Church Exploit Women And Children For Its Own Purposes?
Reader I found the above and below flyers in one of my favorite Facebook groups. While many large religious organizations in the United States allow women to be ordained – and to hold leadership positions within the organization – few women have actually served at the very top.
Over the last 20 years there has been a major shift in church leadership with the rise of first lady as co-pastor and with the overall administration of the church. It appears that most of the men who I see in leadership are just a face, but the women are running the show( hint early post).
Women played an important role in the earliest days of Christianity. Jesus of the Bible spoke directly to women and refused to treat them differently from men. The gospels portray them as disciples during Jesus’ ministry and the first witnesses of the resurrection. They’re mentioned in Paul’s letters as the leaders of house churches and missionaries in their own right.
So in 2018 the question remains does the black church exploit women and children for it's own purposes??