Teachings tagged with ‘leadership’

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How to start a fellowship

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How do we go about starting a fellowship? Wouldn’t it be great if we had a simple little formula we could apply and instantly have a fellowship? I don’t have a formula, but I do believe that, just like in planting a crop, there are certain things we can do to increase the odds for […]

“The Leader” vs. “Providing Leadership”

One of the things that commonly prevents fellowships, home groups, and churches from forming is the issue of who is going to be the leader. Several scenarios are typical. A natural leader arises from a group and assumes responsibility for moving it along. Sometimes this works, if the leader is a kind and sensitive person […]

The Role of Women in the Church – Part 2

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Women have been excluded from teaching and leading in the Christian Church, historically and currently. I Timothy 2:11-15 has been used to support this stance. This teaching clarifies the meaning of these verses by exploring the Gnostic “myths” and “false doctrines,” against which Paul was warning Timothy. Also in the teaching are some highlights of […]

The Role of Women in the Church – Part 1

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Women have often been excluded from teaching and leadership in the Church by people citing I Timothy 2:11ff, especially the phrase, “I do not permit a woman to teach.” This teaching shows that the prevailing “understanding” of those verses is really a misunderstanding. Explaining the Gnostic heresy threatening the Church at that time, the teaching […]