Complementarian in the Church
This past Sunday I spoke of our Sovereign Grace Churches Shared Value of complementarian leadership in the home and the church. Striving to communicate the equal yet different beauty of the creation of man and woman I emphasized (heavily) the privilege and wonder of shining forth the image of God for the glory of God and our joy. However, I am fully cognizant that in emphasizing that aspect I limited the application of what it means to be complementarian in the church. In an effort to help us continue thinking through this highly important topic I thought it may be wise to point you to an article (and website) that will bring more specificity regarding biblical reasoning and application.
The text I alluded to on Sunday was 1 Timothy 2:11-12
“Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.” (1 Timothy 2:11–12 ESV)
The following link is from the website of the "Counsel for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood" and is a brief, helpful, and accurate handling of the above text (concerning the joyful embracing of the created order of the male and female role distinctions in reference to the church). It's written by Lindsey Carlson, a pastor's wife and mom from Texas.
For a more detailed handling of 1 Timothy 2:11-15 click HERE and read chapter nine.
Grateful to be your pastor.