Can Women Be Preachers and Teachers In The Church?

A woman’s place in the Church is a wildly debated topic in both the Church and the world. There are those who staunchly stand firm on the belief that women have absolutely no place in the Church, while others believe that a woman can hold any office in the Church that she can fulfill the duties and requirements of. These are two vastly different stances on one subject, but who’s right? Does the Bible give us a clear answer on where women belong in the Church? Join Reverend Kenny Yates as he searches through Scripture to find the Truth in his video, Can Women Be Preachers and Teachers In The Church?

1 Corinthians 14:34-35
1 Corinthians 7:1
1 Corinthians 14:33-34
1 Corinthians 11:5
Joel 2:28-29
1 Corinthians 14:39
1 Corinthians 14:36
Matthew 28:5-7
Mark 16:1-8
Luke 24:9-12
John 20:1-2, 11-18
Romans 16:1-2
Philippians 1:1
Colossians 1:7
Romans 16:3
Acts 18:1-2
Acts 18:24-26
Luke 2:36

Can Women Be Preachers and Teachers In The Church?

Paul’s Letter To The Corinthian Church About Women

34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

1 Corinthians 14:34-35KJV

Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven.
For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head. For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man. For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 10 That is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; 12 for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God.

1 Corinthians 11:2-12

Women In The Church


36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

Luke 2:36-38


1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant [deaconess] of the church at Cenchreae, 2 that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as well.

Romans 16:1-2


10 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. 12 What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name. 16 (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

1 Corinthians 1:10-17

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